As a part of the INTEREG European territorial cooperation program, the TEACHER-CE experiment began, for improving the adaptation of water management to climate change in Central Europe. The initiative is to combine the results of previously funded projects (Horizon20020 and Life) and develop new tools and strategies based on them. The project partner is the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and the coordinator and the lead partner – the University of Ljubljana.

Over the next two years twelve project partners from eight countries (Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary) and from various fields - such as water management, environmental protection, forestry, agriculture, meteorology and spatial planning - will focus on developing the integrated TEACHER-CE toolkit. These tools, based on activities in the field of small retention and water resources protection, will support the adaptation of crisis management strategies to changing climate conditions in water-related issues, such as protection against flooding and flooding caused by heavy rains, while preventing the risk of drought.

The solutions developed will be tested in several countries in 9 pilot areas. Thanks to tests and direct feedback from interested parties (the so-called associated partners - water suppliers, representatives of municipalities, cities, ministries, enterprises, non-governmental organizations, environmental protection agencies, national parks), optimized tools will be created, tailored to real needs.

In the final phase of the project, a joint integrated strategy will be prepared to promote and stimulate the adoption of the innovative TEACHER-CE toolkit for effective use by decision makers in the field of water management planning. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to maximize the use of new tools in flood or drought management plans as well as regional and local land use plans.

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