Flood and Drought Management Tools

Planning for Floods and Droughts: Reflections and Future Opportunities

2 October 2018 | United Nations | Nairobi, Kenya

About the event

On October 2nd, 2018, the Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project, will organise its final event "Planning for Floods and Droughts: Reflections and Future Opportunities" brigning together high level representatives to discuss the ongoing transition towards using data tool solutions in water management, with perspectives and lessons learned from the FDMT project. 

The FDMT project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) and implemented by UN Environment (UNEP), with the International Water Association (IWA) and DHI as the executing agencies.  The project has developed a package of web-based technical applications, accessible through the Flood and Drought Portal. These can be applied individually or together to include information about floods, droughts and future scenarios into planning from the transboundary basin to water utility level.  The project is being implemented from 2014 - 2018, and 3 pilot basins (Chao Phraya, Lake Victoria and Volta) have been identified for development and testing of the tools.

The event will provide a space to share the experience of the FDMT project through the lens of key project stakeholders within the pilot basins (and learning basins) and executing agencies (DHI and IWA). It will demonstrat how the project outputs can be used by a broader group of stakeholders and key international institutes beyond the project now and in the future with respect to the management of water resources in the context of climate variability and change.


  1. To share experiences and the future vision for managing water resources in transboundary basins.
  2. To raise awareness and ownership of the Flood and Drought Portal applications as a mechanism to address current and future water challenges.
  3. To officially hand over the completed Flood and Drought Management Tools to GEF and key stakeholders.

Outcome of the event

  1. Participants are better connected to make informed decision on water management.
  2. Participants understand how tools such as the Flood and Drought portal can be used in in decision making around flood and drought management planning across scales.
  3. Key stakeholders take ownership of the applications to support their planning processes.

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