WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture


Framework for the Assessment of Benefits of Action/Cost of Inaction (BACI) for Drought Preparedness

This paper examined the benefits of action and costs of inaction (BACI) for drought preparedness and mitigation. The paper emphasizes that there is an initial need for a conceptual framework for analyzing the BACI and argues that the framework should be systematic enough to allow for comparability across countries and contexts, with the option of being tailored as needed.

Drought Impact and Vulnerability Assessment, A Rapid Review of Practices and Policy Recommendations

This rapid review explores the application of available approaches and methods for assessing drought impacts and vulnerability. It is based on a series of interviews with expert practitioners from different drought-affected regions of the world. This was complemented by a brief review of the relevant published literature and a summary appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the range of assessment approaches available.

Proactive approaches to drought preparedness – Where are we now and where do we go from here?

Drought can occur in virtually any climatic regime, in both high and low rainfall areas. In contrast to aridity, which is a permanent feature of the climate and is restricted to low rainfall areas, drought is a temporary condition brought on by water shortage. This paper presents current approaches to building proactive policies that support drought-stricken populations and activities, reduce vulnerability, and strengthen resilience to droughts.

World Water Day 2020 – Drought Preparedness

Climate change alters the frequency and intensity of rainfall, floods and droughts, causing significant impacts on agriculture and people’s livelihoods. During the past 20 years, floods and droughts caused more than 166,000 deaths and affected another three billion people worldwide.

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