Drought Preparedness, Mitigation And Management

The likely increase of droughts, affecting local and regional economies, poses a major threat to the agricultural sector in Europe and would lead to substantial economic losses. The unusually hot and dry European summer of 2018 resulted in severe water scarcity.

Food producers suffered, not only in southern Europe but also in northern parts of the continent where agricultural systems are not well adapted. In the future, water will become even scarcer in many regions due to climate change impacts.

Drought risk can be defined as the interaction between natural drought hazards and their impacts on society and the environment. IMPREX developed approaches to assess drought risks that consider both the probability of drought-related hazard events and their possible socioeconomic and environmental consequences. This factsheet will outline key IMPREX contributions.

Find the complete factsheet here.

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