GlobeDrought aims to develop a web-based information system for comprehensively characterising drought events. The project will produce a spatially explicit description of drought risks by considering three components: drought hazard, exposure and vulnerability. It will investigate how droughts impact water resources, crop productivity, trade in food products and the need for international food aid.

Source: adapted from IPCC (2014)


Quantification of the drought risk by integrating the components hazard, vulnerability, and exposure (source: IPCC, 2014).

Approach and work plan

  • Analyze past drought events and establish drought risks on a global scale
  • Perform a detailed analysis of drought events and drought risks for selected regions
  • Analyze the impact of droughts on selected regions and on trade flows in food products
  • Develop and test an integrated drought information system

Source: GlobeDrought consortium

Source: GlobeDrought consortium

We are going to analyze the development of different types of drought, their impacts and factors that help to buffer hydrological and agricultural systems against drought.

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Project Flyer

(English, 4 pages)

Flyer South Africa

(English, 8 pages)

Projektblatt BMBF

(German, 2 pages)