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Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
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Worldwide
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This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.