TYPES OF DROUGHT
Wilhite, D.A., 2000. “Drought as a natural hazard: concepts and definitions” in Drought: A Global Assessment, Volume I, D. A. Wilhite (ed.). Routledge, London, pp. 3-18.
WATER SHORTAGE AND ITS IMPACTS
The decreasing of water availability causes direct and indirect damages to ecosystems and anthropic activities
Why a Drought Climate Service
There is a temporal gap between the development of a drought event and the management of the emergencies. Often this gap is too big to effectively reduce drought impacts. Moreover, information is frequently scattered and not optimally integrated to support different users’ needs.
Therefore, to improve readiness we have to invest on proactive solutions able to provide timely and simple information.