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EU-XEROCHORE: an Exercise to Assess Research Needs and Policy Choices in Areas of Drought


The EU project XEROCHORE aimed at:

  • synthesis of  knowledge on past, current and future drought events;
  • compilation of a roadmap that provides a vision on research needs and steps forward towards supporting the implementation of drought management plans;
  • provision of information on possible impacts of droughts and guidance for stakeholders;
  • further extension and development of the network of drought experts (EU and overseas) established as part of the European Drought Centre (EDC). The network will be a long lasting platform for communication of the research community, water managers, policy makers and the wider public.


Integration of relevant drought aspects towards a future EU Drought Policy

Integration of relevant drought aspects towards a future EU Drought Policy

Important outcomes of the XEROCHORE project are the Science-Policy Briefs (SPBs), which are an innovative way to bridge the gap between science and policy. The SPBs link major drought issues to the EU Water Framework Directive. The SPBs are based upon guidance documents on: (i) the natural/physical system, (ii) economic and social impacts, (iii) environmental impacts, and  (iv) drought management and policy options. These comprehensive documents include thorough literature reviews and the outcome of the roundtable discussions with over 80 drought experts. They provide for each of the fields the state-of-the art and research gaps (see extended abstract).

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