Disaster risk reduction and management: droughts and flooding

• A EUROCLIMA+ component driven by two implementing agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the French Development Agency (AFD).

Latin America

As climate change progresses, the Latin American continent faces increasingly extreme
precipitation phenomena and water shortages. As a result, the vulnerability of water supply
sources, water infrastructure and populations living in areas at risk increases.

The projects of this component will contribute to preventing new disaster risks and reducing
existing ones (specifically droughts and floods), taking as reference the Sendai Framework for
Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. They will mainly address the strengthening of disaster risk
governance and investment in resilience to disasters.


The objective of the “Disaster risk management and reduction: droughts and floods”
component is the adoption of disaster risk management and reduction plans by national
governments of Latin America to promote the integrated management of flood and drought
risks in the context of climate change.

  • Strengthening institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for the promotion and dissemination of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy.
  • Identification, implementation and evaluation of different instruments, mechanisms, methodologies and tools for the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Strengthening of capacities in human resources, laboratories and outreach programmes, which enable an adequate implementation of programmes for energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy under a regional vision.



The “Disaster risk management and reduction: droughts and floods” component has a budget
allotment of 10 million euros.

Expected results
  • National and subnational governments of Latin America have adopted measures to analyse and mitigate disaster risk in their development plans/strategies.
  • National and subnational governments have adopted instruments to improve the development, use and dissemination of hydro-meteorological data.
  • National and subnational governments of Latin America have exchanged lessons learned and experiences on disaster risk management and reduction (DRMR) within the framework of a regional platform or dialogue forums.
  • Institutional capacities and governance in the sector have been strengthened to achieve sustainability of the actions.
  • Information, governance and action to reduce the risk of droughts in Peru and Bolivia in a context of climate change. Leading entity: National Meteorology and Hydrology Service(SENAMHI). Countries involved: Bolivia and Peru
  • Strengthening of national and regional systems for monitoring and managing the risks of drought and floods in a context of climate change and desertification in the Andean countries. Leading entity:  International Centre for the Investigation of the El Niño Phenomenon (CIIFEN). Countries involved: Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  • Increased Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction due to Floods and Drought and Promotion of Resilience in Central America. Leading entity: Central American Commission for Environment and Development, CCAD-SICA. Countries involved: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
  • Bi-national project to reduce the vulnerability of the population and their livelihoods. Leading entity: Government of Piura. Countries involved: Ecuador and Peru.
  • Design and initial implementation of a drought information system (monitoring, prediction, preparation and mitigation of impacts) for southern South America - SISA. Countries involved: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.
  • Regional and local climate risk management in Brazil and Argentina. Countries involved: Brazil and Argentina
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to the effects of Climate Change against the dangers of floods and droughts in north-central Cuba affected by Hurricane Irma. Leading entity: ONU-Cuba. Country involved: Cuba.


Work team

Marco Varea
Marco VareaEuroclima coordinator at Agence Française de Développement.vaream@afd.fr
Rafael H. García
Rafael H. GarcíaGeneral Coordinator AECID Costa Ricarafael.garcia@aecid.es
Sergio Garrido
Sergio GarridoProject Manager sergio.garrido@aecid.es




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