Drought

Start Network is delighted to announce that Start Ready has officially gone live, protecting people in six countries against predictable climate shocks.
Women carrying water pots on their heads, India
People fleeing extreme weather events such as drought are more vulnerable to forced labour than those migrating after floods and cyclones, report finds.
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The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MOEWR) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is carrying out the project “Sustainable Flood Management and Risk Reduction Action”, ongoing from August 2021 to March 2022.
A research team led by Professor Jonghun Kam at POSTECH reveals the reason behind hot and wet winters in northwest Russia from 2019/20 winter.
Cover of the NERC 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment
NERC’s 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment identifies, assesses, and reports on areas of concern regarding the reliability of the North American bulk power system for the upcoming summer season, while also presenting electricity demand and supply changes.
NERC’s 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment warns that parts of North America are at elevated or high risk of energy shortfalls this summer due to predicted above-normal temperatures and drought conditions over the western half of the U.S. and Canada.
Women with their children, Mozambique
Ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali in late May, we bring you an example of how the World Food Programme works ahead of extreme weather events to save lives
Cover of the roadmap: radar tower
This roadmap uses a series of progress models to measure Tunisia's Meteorological and Hydrological Service Providers’ capacities in several key areas: service delivery, observation and telecommunication, and modeling and forecasting.
Aerial view of a crowded market in Sousse, Tunisia
A new report launched by the World Bank, the Government of Tunisia, and GFDRR examines ways to improve capabilities of Tunisia’s National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to support socio-economic development to save lives and livelihoods.
Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought since early 2020. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies in reservoirs.