The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under its International Waters (IW) portfolio, was implemented by UN Environment and jointly executed by DHI and the International Water Association (IWA) during the period 2014—2018. Its objective was to improve the ability of water managers in transboundary river basins to recognize and address the implications of the increased frequency, magnitude, and unpredictability of flood and drought events arising from climate variability and change. The planning approaches supported by the FDMT project included Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis/Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and Water Safety Planning (WSP). The project also developed a methodology to support water utilities and basin organisations, involving web-based technical applications to share data and planning tools with stakeholders in their basins, the Flood and Drought Portal (www.flooddroughtmonitor.com).
The purpose of this document is to describe the relevance/advantages of applying the FDMT applications as part of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis/Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP) processes and how this can be implemented in practice.