Linking Indicators of Drought Hazard to Multi-Sectoral Impacts: An Application to California
One of the challenges facing drought preparedness is how to refine linkages between drought indicators and drought impacts across multiple sectors and identify triggers and thresholds for drought response. This is particularly challenging in the western United States, where extensive water storage and conveyance systems help mitigate local drought conditions. In these settings, current indicators of drought hazard—which focus on local supply conditions—may have limited connection with actual water scarcity. This project seeks to develop a methodology for evaluating drought impacts and risk in water and land-use sectors in California and similar regions that have extensive water storage and conveyance systems.
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