Nowadays, drought is still not getting enough attention at different levels in the region (political, operational, general public etc.) and is still considered to be a rare phenomenon. Recent droughts (2003, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, …) showed that such extremes are becoming a regular feature of the climate in this region. Are we also getting prepared? Has something changed over the last 10 years? Do we understand how to move from reactive to proactive approach?
On behalf of EU for Danube Region Strategy Environmental Risks Priority Area (5) our Hungarian co-coordinator Mr. László Balatonyi gave a presentation how is drought represented in the Danube Region Strategic documents and what are the future plans to better address that type of risk approach in the management plans.