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The DrIVER project

There have been few attempts to assess how relevant widely-used physical indicators are for capturing drought severity, effects and impacts, and such impacts have not been adequately incorporated into existing drought Monitoring & Early Warning systems. This project seeks to fill this gap by improving the link between hydro-meteorological drought characterization and environmental and socio-economic impacts.  
An innovative methodological approach will combine the use of hydro-meteorological and socio-economic data, including impact reports, alongside social learning approaches designed to incorporate stakeholders’ views and experiences of drought. The project helps to move towards an improved water management before, during, and after drought events transferable to the global level.