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WP3 - Environmental impacts of droughts and of research actions taken to mitigate and to adapt to the effects of drought

WP Leader: WMC

The objective of WP3 are:

•  To revise state of art and knowledge gaps for securing water quality and for securing ecological conditions

•  To provide guidance to stakeholders on environmental impacts

•  To provide thematic links both for the review on potential measures (WP5) as well as to the field of drought policies (WP4)

•  To contribute from this particular field to the development of an EU drought policy

•  To further extend the network of drought experts with representatives from the environmental community


Expected results

•  Background Document I to the environmental impacts of droughts - State of art review (DL3.1)

•  Extension of Guidance Document by identified emerging issues from the round table discussion on environmental impacts of droughts (DL3.1)