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 inaugural meeting of the national inter-institutional Flood Risk Management Working Group (WG) of Azerbaijan was scheduled for 13 June 2018 in Baku. The Working Group is led by the Ministry of Emergency Situation and supported by the PPRD East 2 Programme. The organisations that compose the WG are: Water Resources State Agency, Legal Department, the Main Department of Operations, and Chief Department of Early Warning of Emergency Situations, all from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, as well as the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Institute of Geography of Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. The aim of the WG is to address the approximation of the national legal and institutional flood risk management framework in Azerbaijan to the EU Floods Directive requirements.