Developing a global-scale tool for characterizing droughts (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural) and quantifying their impact on water resources, crop productivity, trade in food products, and the need for international food aid.
- The UNU point of view on the Globedrought project - © UNU-EHS / Yvonne Walz UNU has released the first article on the Globedrought project. The article speaks about the first Stakeholder/Expert workshop where 38 experts came together to discuss how different types of drought hazards combined with prevailing vulnerabilities
- Droughts and their effects BMBF supports research collaboration project “GlobeDrought” with around 2.1 million euros - The media department of the University of Göttingen has released a new article about the GlobeDrought project. You can download the German version here.
- GlobeDrought team investigates drought conditions in the Western Cape, South Africa - After the arrival at Cape Town International Airport, it takes visitors just a few minutes these days to realize how serious the drought of the last three years must have affected the area. Empty taps in the lavatory, hand sanitizer
GlobeDrought is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through it’s funding measure Global Resource Water (GRoW) which is part of the Sustainable Water Management (NaWaM) funding priority within the Research for Sustainable Development (FONA) framework.