Aims and objectives

The aim is to develop an easy-to-use, evidence-based resource or utility, which can be used in decision-making for drought risk management.

The project will:

  • investigate different stakeholder perceptions of drought occurrence and actions needed
  • examine the influence of rainfall, water levels and temperature on drought perception
  • explore the impact of policy decisions on drought management
  • consider the conditions under which water users' behaviours lead to adverse drought impacts on people and ecosystems and
  • draw on previous drought experiences and lay or local knowledge to evaluate water-use conflicts, synergies and trade-offs

 

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