GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 - Case Studies

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Examples of best practice in drought management from around the world.

2021
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on the 2017-18 drought in the Argentine Pampas. It focusses on its impacts on agriculture. The drought had large impacts on production and yields of summer crops.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Water supply pipe
Future water stress can be overcome, but work needs to start now before extreme weather events, including mega droughts and floods, hit.
Mongabay
2021
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 focusses on West Africa. Natural resources depletion and crop failures dare widely reported in West Africa causing production losses, rising food prices, and increased hunger and malnutrition.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2021
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on Uzbekistan. The study focusses on natural ecosystems of the country’s arid and semi-arid regions; and salinization, spread of moving sands, dust-storms and dry winds.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2021
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 focusses on flash drought in the United States and the Northern Plains. Drought early warning and information systems must be flexible and receptive toward the integration of new indicators.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2021
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 focusses on climate conditions between upstream and downstream of river basins, hydrological conditions of transboundary river basins and dams in mitigating drought risks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction