Proceedings of the GRoW Midterm Conference – Global analyses and local solutions for sustainable water resources management

Siebert, Stefan, Cornish, Natalie, Doell, Petra, Dubovyk, Olena, Engels, Olga, Eyshi-Rezaei, Ehsan, Gerdener, Helena, Gonzalez, Javier, Graw, Valerie, Hagenlocher, Michael, Herbert, Claudia, Kusche, Juergen, Landmann, Tobias, Meza, Isabel, Nouri, Hamideh, Popat, Eklavyya and Rupp, Daniel ed. Proceedings of the GRoW Midterm Conference – Global analyses and local solutions for sustainable water resources management 2019/02/20-21 Berlin. Berlin: adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH, 2019.

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    Author Siebert, Stefan
    Cornish, Natalie
    Doell, Petra
    Dubovyk, Olena
    Engels, Olga
    Eyshi-Rezaei, Ehsan
    Gerdener, Helena
    Gonzalez, Javier
    Graw, Valerie
    Hagenlocher, Michael
    Herbert, Claudia
    Kusche, Juergen
    Landmann, Tobias
    Meza, Isabel
    Nouri, Hamideh
    Popat, Eklavyya
    Rupp, Daniel
    Title of Event Proceedings of the GRoW Midterm Conference – Global analyses and local solutions for sustainable water resources management
    Date of Event 2019/02/20-21
    Place of Event Berlin
    Publication Date 2019-02
    Place of Publication Berlin
    Publisher adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract In times of drought, water resources are insufficient. These water shortages often have negative effects on agricultural productivity and on associated socioeconomic factors, causing reduced income, food shortages and even famines. The overall objective of GlobeDrought is to develop an integrated drought risk information system which will adequately describe causal links in the formation and development of droughts, connections between the various types of drought hazards (meteorological, hydrological and soil moisture), and associated vulnerabilities. With its planned monitoring and experimental early warning system, the project aims to reduce the time between satellite-based data collection, identification of a drought risk and the implementation of potential countermeasures by political decision-makers and those involved in international humanitarian aid. The global-scale analyses focusing on drought impacts on agricultural systems will be supplemented by detailed analyses for regions heavily affected by droughts such as Southern Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe), Eastern Brazil, Western India, and the Missouri River Basin of the United States. The results of literature reviews and expert consultations show that it is very important how drought risk analyses are conceptualized and that there is no consolidated, commonly shared framework and methodology for drought risk assessments at the moment. GlobeDrought is therefore also going to contribute to methodological improvements and more precise terminology in drought risk and impact assessments. First outcomes of the global and regional studies show that the modeling tools and sensor data used in GlobeDrought provide a consistent picture of drought development across the domains meteorology, hydrology, agronomy and economy.
    UNBIS Thesaurus DROUGHT
    Keyword Integrated risk assessment
    Agricultural systems
    Water supply
    Copyright Holder BMBF funding measure Water as a Global Resource
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9783942664004
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