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Drought Risk Atlas with novel approach to assess drought risks and support drought management

The European Drought Risk Atlas provides for the first time a comprehensive assessment and mapping of drought risks and impacts in the EU for a global warming of 1.5, 2 and 3 degrees. The Atlas uses an innovative approach to address the complex characteristics of drought hazards, risks and impacts. The Atlas reveals that the current levels of drought risk are significantly high, with average annual losses posing both economic and environmental threats. The atlas aims to support the development and implementation of drought management and adaptation policies and actions across the European Union.

Read more on the European Commission website.

Date: 12 Oct 2023