Our newest project, GlobeDrought, will develop, test and implement a global drought information system by comprehensively characterizing drought events. A drought's impact on water resources, crop productivity, food trade and the need for international food aid will be among the many factors incorporated into the system. Drought risk in particular, will be mapped by considering the distribution of drought hazard, exposure and vulnerability.
An additional experimental early warning component will show the current drought situation, provide ongoing drought monitoring, and simulate plausible drought forecasts for the following year.
GlobeDrought is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as an integral part of their GROW („Global Ressource Water“) programme.