Develop a systems-based understanding of drought, by drawing on the conceptual framework and Drought Inventory


To understand the interactions between social and environmental systems during drought and water scarcity events


By applying the Conceptual Framework (developed in Task 1) to major drought events described in the Drought Inventory (developed in Task 3) to identify:

  • Key interactions, the importance of interactions and their feedbacks in each event
  • How interactions have changed over time
  • How interactions have been influenced by events, society or the decision making processes


Common/significant system interactions during drought episodes, triggers and thresholds in drought histories and a description of the reasons behind changes in drought system dynamics over time