WP3: Drought impacts, vulnerabilities and risks: pan-European scale

This work package 3 will:

  • improve the knowledge on links between drought indicators that can be monitored and predicted and a range of drought impacts (incl. crop loss, water supply shortage, low flow, energy production loss, forest fire, heat waves, user conflicts etc.) in different geo-climatic regions in Europe
  • evaluate and compare vulnerability thresholds and explore the link between the magnitude of impacts and socio-economic, environmental and management factors influencing drought resilience
  • develop in collaboration with the pan-European Dialogue Platform mapping procedures and map prototypes that allow the identification of sensitive areas in Europe in terms of drought risk from the physical exposure to drought, future changes, and the identified vulnerability thresholds
  • provide recommendations for impact-related drought indicators and indices that will complement and expand existing Pan European hazard assessment, vulnerability monitoring, and early warning suitable to inform risk reduction measures in EU policies


Project objectives

  • Drought as a natural hazard, incl. climate drivers, drought generating processes and occurrences
  • Environmental and socio-economic impacts
  • Vulnerabilities, risks and policy responses, incl. the further development of drought management plans in support of EU and other international policies