Arrange scientific and operational workshops

Seek funding for activities and the secretariat

Establish a database of experts, members and organisations with contact information and key fields of expertise

Encourage joint research and support coordinated research efforts to enhance knowledge on drought, including large scale pan-European studies

Identify gaps in knowledge and emerging research areas

Develop links with international programs and national drought activities outside Europe

Develop and implement training activities

Develop a real time monitoring pilot system to identify the growth and decay of droughts based on precipitation, river flows and groundwater data

Share experience in drought planning and management

Establish best practice guidelines for drought monitoring, forecasting, prediction and mitigation to support operational drought management

Communicate with stakeholders and the public to increase the awareness of drought