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.
Organization: WMO, Global Water Partnership
Topics: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2016