This project provided 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 compiled this knowledge and made 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 exchanged good practices trying to adapt them to their local or regional conditions. The overall objective of the project was to create tools to improve water management in all regions of Europe. In addition, the partners raised the awareness of inhabitants and stakeholders in partner regions about the water saving potential. The thematic working groups covered various topics such as the demand-side of water management, handling drought periods, climate change effects, public awareness and participation.
The results of the project: 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, a focal point on water scarcity and droughts in Hungary.