Country Serbia
Region Europe - non EU member states
Duration Start 1 July, 2021 till 31 March, 2022
Field of expertise Developing Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities
Policy field(s) Natural Disaster management
Environment
Water Management
Partners Deltares
Jaroslav Cerni Water Institute
European Policy Centre Belgrade (CEP)
Funding World Bank
Project code 11440
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The wider objective of the project is to support the World Bank to advise LSGs how to develop/enhance Disaster Risk Assessment, Local Protection and Rescue Plans and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Plans as stipulated in the national DRM law from 2018, with a particular focus on flood hazard and, with the stipulations of the EU Flood Directive in mind, align those plans with the flood risk management and the respective operational action plans in case of floods.

The expected results of the project are:
(i) An assessment of the current Disaster Risk Assessment, Local Disaster Risk Management Plans and Local Protection and Rescue Plans of the Local Self-Government Units with focus on floods;
(ii) An assessment of the flood vulnerabilities of the Local Self-Government Units using the most recent flood hazard and risk data to prioritize capacity building and plan formulation at LSGs;
(iii) A detailed set of recommendations how to further improve the methodological approach by using existing flood hazard and risk data to develop the flood-related Disaster Risk Assessments, Local Disaster Risk Reduction Plans and Local Protection and Rescue Plans of these LSGs;
(iv) Capacity building of LSGs on disaster risk management and rescue and protection planning using international best practices;
(v) Dissemination of results;