Develop methods to support decision-making for future drought planning and management


To enable more effective and timely management interventions as droughts develop and as they end as interventions will be based on commonly agreed principles and evidence.


Translate the new understanding of the drivers, impacts and system interactions of historic droughts into new drought management guidance by understanding how socio-economic context and water resource management practices contribute to drought and water scarcity vulnerability or resilience.

  • Can we learn which management and regulatory strategies limit the impact of a given drought and water scarcity episode?
  • Are there system interactions that can be exploited to be better inform drought planning, management and regulatory reform?
  • What are the most effective forms of communication between the public and water resources managers that could enable the best outcomes in future drought and water scarcity episodes?


Guidance for improved drought management