This technical document focuses on the importance to monitor droughts, as they are a normal part of the climate, and they can occur in any climate regime around the world, even deserts and rainforests. Droughts are one of the more costly natural hazards on a year-to-year basis; their impacts are significant and widespread, affecting many economic sectors and people at any one time. The handbook addresses the needs of practitioners and policymakers  and is considered as a resource guide/material for practitioners.

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Organization: WMO, Global Water Partnership

Topics: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2016

Language: English