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Water scarcity and droughts; coordinated actions in European regions


This project provides an exchange platform for water scarcity and drought issues on regional and local level for all European regions. Policies and practical experiences related to management of water scarcity and droughts already exist in Europe. Water CoRe will compile this knowledge and make it accessible for all regional and local actors in the EU in order to create their own tailor-made approaches.


The 14 partners from 7 EU Member States are committed to exchanging good practices and adapting these to their local or regional conditions. The overall objective of the project is to create tools to improve water management in all regions of Europe. In addition, the partners wish to raise the awareness of inhabitants and stakeholders in partner regions about the water saving potential. The thematic working groups cover various topics such as the demand-side of water management, handling drought periods, climate change effects, public awareness and participation.


The project will result in a digital exchange platform, a good practice handbook, a survey specifying the opportunities to exchange good practices within the partnership, regional action plans to transfer experiences between regions, an e-learning programme with thematic modules as well as policy recommendations. Special attention will be given to regions in central and eastern Europe by establishing a focal point on water scarcity and droughts in Hungary.


Water CoRe leads to improved water scarcity and drought management policies and instruments in all partner regions. Regional politicians of the partner regions have underlined their commitment to this project in a Memorandum of Understanding. Via the project homepage the results are accessible also to other European regions.

This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme


The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.