Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Republic of Slovenia (SLO)

The Ministry supports initiatives of innovation processes by targeting appropriate level and type of policy measures by introduction of guidelines for efficient drought management in the Alps.
The Ministry will disseminate the project results into the relevant policy measures.

Ticino Cantonal River Management Agency (CH)

DT-UCA is responsible for natural hazard and risk management and also regulates the Lake of Lugano (agreement since 1955 between Italy and Switzerland). Drought represents a novel challenge. The project might provide support in dealing with droughts.
Drought situations are connected with disposition to wildfire and with problems of management of water resources. Canton of Ticino is interested in novel visualization of soil moisture and in transboundary management of water during drought.

Canton Thurgau Environmental Agency (CH)

We are interested in data access - current information and modelled data - about the status of soil water, groundwater and river stages. This in order to manage drought situations.
We would act as observer. The project could help us to optimize strategies, adapt our information policy and expand the information on droughts. It might also support in reporting on the severe 2018 drought (one of the driest ever-measured summers).

Ministry of Environment and Land and Sea protection (ITA)

The Observatories are instruments both of the WFD and of the National Strategy of Adaptation to Climate Change. The project can extend the concertation method and tools for management of water resources and combating climate change at international level.
The Ministry, involved in the WP T5, will assure the support to the implementation of the project and will participate in the drafting of guidelines for the application of withdrawal reductions and evaluation of minor releases of ecological outflows.

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss (CH)

We participate in a national research-based drought monitoring system with WSL. We are also embarking on a national operational drought monitoring and forecast system that will issue official drought warnings to authorities and socioeconomic stakeholders.
Receive insights on developments for ground- & satellite-based drought monitoring systems; Reflect requirements for issuing official drought warnings; Explore benefits of cross-country-boundary monitoring for hydrol. applications, water use restrictions.

Triglav Insurance Company, Ltd (SLO)

Zavarovalnica Triglav is – since it is offering index-based drought insurance - interested in drought monitoring, both using ground station data and remote sensing techniques, and their performance in the Alpine region.
Zavarovalnica Triglav is interested to follow development and participate in training events of the following thematic WPs:
  • Meteorological and hydrological drought monitoring
  • Drought monitoring with Earth Observation (remote sensing)

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (SLO)

It is the key ministry in Slovenia concerning areas of environment protection, thus Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning is interested in improved drought monitoring and management guidelines for response in case of drought event.
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial planning is interested to follow development and participate in working meetings with stakeholders of the following thematic WPs: - Meteorological and hydrological drought monitoring, - Drought management guidelines.

Po River Basin Authority (ITA) 

The Po River Basin Authority is in charge of the implementation of WFD River Basin Management Plans and Drought Management Plans. The territory is included as a special case in the National Adaptation Strategy.
As an observer Po River Basin Authority will ensure the coherence between the Alpine Drought Oservatory and other tolls at the district scale (Osservatorio Permanente sugli Utilizzi Idrici in Atto, Drought Early Warning System-Po).

Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism; Dep. I/4 Water Balance (AT)

The Hydrographical Service in Austria operates a hydrometrical network for the quantification of the water cycle in Austria. Improved identification and classification of dry periods. Development of methods to predict periods of low water and dry periods.
BMNT will be involved in ADO as observer in the WP4 – case studies.

County Council of the Nuts3 region Isère (FR)

The Dir. planning of CD38 is in charge of policies for natural resources management/socio-économic development; interested in ADO support for adaptation to climate change.
CD38 will benefit from alpine transnational experience/exchange on Alpine territories + is interested in project results concerning impact of droughts on natural resources and on human activities, interest for best management practices.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Institute (FR)

In 2005, IGE set up a long term meteorological survey across the Vercors territory. ADO project is an opportunity to use these climate data for drought analysis, sharing experience and knowledge with the partners, in an ecological perspective.
IGE will be involved in T5.2 Case study. They will contribute to climate data analysis, to model calibration and to detecting impacts of droughts on ecosystems and human activities. Will benefit from transnational experience and networking.

Vercors Natural Regional Park (FR) 

PNRV is involved in projects analysing the impact of climate variability on key human activities. An operational tool to monitor drought events is necessary to improve the way these activities can adapt and be resilient in a calcareous mountain territory.
PNRV will be involved in ADO as the management entity for the French case study area. It will benefit from transalpine networking and is highly interested in the ADO platform and in the analysis of existing data.

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate Space, Security and Migration, Disaster Risk management Unit (ITA)

The JRC runs the European Drought Observatory (EDO) to monitor and forecast drought at continental scale. EDO is a multi-scale system, and we aim at integrating and exchanging data from local systems as ADO. Its results would contribute to improve EDO.
JRC is interested in drought indicators based on high resolution raster data, hydrological data, local hydrological model, snow-cover, soil moisture, vegetation anomalies, modelling of snow height, snow-water-equivalent, statistical river run-off forecast

Météo-France (MF, FR)

MF is interested in using diverse climate data for drought analysis inn mountain regions, sharing experience and knowledge with the partners.
MF will be involved in T5.2 Case study, and will contribute to climate data analysis and assessing impacts of droughts on ecosystems and human activities. MF will benefit from transnational experience and networking.

German Weather Service (DWD, DE)

Droughts in the Alps often cause forest fires. The DWD has a keen interest in the effects of drought on the occurrence of forest fires, especially in southern Germany. In this context the DWD is interested in all available drought information.
The advantage for the DWD is that our operational system for providing the forest fire index can be supplemented, especially in Bavaria.

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR, AT)

Water scarcity and droughts is one of the emerging issues in the Danube River Basin that needs to be tackled. There is a need for up-to-date management strategies, monitoring tools and impact assessment methods to be implemented in the region.
The ICPDR will be involved in the ADO Project as follows: Participating in major project events, Providing advice for the project implementation, Providing platform for discussions on the project developments and outcomes, Disseminating project results.

State Institute for Environment Baden-Württemberg (LUBW, DE)

Droughts in the Alps cause low water levels in the Rhine, which is important for transportation of raw materials. Thus, low water levels affect the economy in Baden-Württemberg. In this context the LUBW is interested in all available drought information.
The benefit for the LUBW is that ADO services could complement and extend existing drought observation systems in Baden-Württemberg. Vice versa, ADO could use the opportunity to gain from LUBW’s experiences in drought modelling and monitoring.

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC, AT)

The PSAC has supported the activities of the Alpine Convention’s Platform “Water Management in the Alps” concerning drought management and is co-chairing the AG6 of EUSALP, which is carrying on relevant activities in the field of water demand management.
The PSAC intends to support the implementation of the project through topic related inputs and through networking and dissemination activities as appropriate.