Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries

EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The Regional Flood Risk Management Workshop, held on 12-13 July 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia, improved the technical capacity of Partner Countries to produce and elaborate flood risk information and maps in line with the provisions of the EU Floods Directive. The PPRD East 2 Flood Risk Management Guidelines and good practices from EU Member States and Partner Countries have been presented thus sharing the experience and the lesson learnt in the implementation of the provision of EU Floods Directive. The interaction between floods and technological facilities has been addressed by the EU Joint Research Centre.

A dedicated part of the workshop focused on technical GIS tools and methodologies for development of Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment in line with the PPRD East 2 Flood Risk Management Guidelines and the EU Floods Directive. As per the approved PPRD East 2 Work Plan, the aim of the workshop is to complement activities Partner Countries are already undertaking in developing and application of the said methodologies as part of the overall process of approximation to the EU Floods Directive.