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Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices

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World Meteorological Organization; Global Water Partnership; National Drought Mitigation Center; Integrated Drought Management Program
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The purpose of this handbook is to cover some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and preparedness plans.

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Cover of the handbook depicting a lake with measurement devices along the shoreline.