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dc.contributor.authorMEZA ISABELen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHAGENLOCHER MICHAELen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNAUMANN GUSTAVOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVOGT JUERGENen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFRISCHEN JANNAen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-76-09210-0 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1831-9424 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 29824 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP KJ-NA-29824-EN-N (online)en_GB
dc.description.abstractDroughts are complex, multifaceted hazards that affect multiple regions of the world and cause severe environmental and social impacts. The vulnerability to droughts, however, is complex to assess and strongly depends on the sectoral focus as well as on the geographical context of the assessment. This report presents the results of an expert survey that was conducted to weigh drought vulnerability indicators according to their relevance for agricultural systems and domestic water supply. Indicators originate from multiple dimensions (social, economic, infrastructure, crime and conflict, environmental and farming practices) and are grouped into four subcategories: social susceptibility, environmental susceptibility, lack of coping capacity and lack of adaptive capacity. The findings underline that the relevance of indicators strongly varies depending on the sector which is susceptible to the negative impacts of drought. Hence, the most relevant indicators for agricultural systems differentiate significantly from the most important ones for domestic water supply. The results are used in the GlobeDrought project to include expert judgement in the vulnerability assessments. This information will be compiled together with drought hazard and exposure information into a global drought risk assessment.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.E.1-Disaster Risk Managementen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleDrought vulnerability indicators for global-scale drought risk assessmentsen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2760/73844 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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