Enhancing drought monitoring and early warning by linking indicators to impacts

J. Hannaford, M. Acreman, K. Stahl, S. Bachmair, M. D. Svoboda, C. Knutson, N. D. Crossman, I. C. Overton, M. J. Colloff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Monitoring and Early-Warning (M&EW) systems are crucial for reducing societal vulnerability to drought. While there are a range of extant M&EW systems globally, such systems are typically based on physical (hydro-climatic) indicators, and they have rarely been linked to societal or environmental impacts. This is the starting point for the international, transdisciplinary project DrIVER (Drought Impacts and Vulnerability thresholds in monitoring and Early warning research). This paper introduces the DrIVER project and presents early research highlights including a review of current M&EW capacities and knowledge gaps on the three continents, preliminary results of indicator-to-impact analyses and an overview of the novel social learning framework being developed by the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDrought
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing
EditorsJoaquín Andreu, Abel Solera, Javier Paredes-Arquiola, David Haro-Monteagudo, Henny A.J. van Lanen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages287-292
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781138027794
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, 2015 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Mar 10 2015Mar 13 2015

Publication series

NameDrought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, 2015
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period3/10/153/13/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Water Science and Technology

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