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Drought Preparedness Planning: Building Institutional Capacity

As drought becomes one of the common and rather ordinary environmental hazards, many countries seek to obtain a higher level of preparedness for it by working  on National Action Plans on their own or as prescribed by the UNCCD. This new preparedness can help countries deal with water shortages in a systematic manner, in light of the evolving nature of the hazard.
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​The publication follows a 10 step program to achieve institutional capacity to deal with drought, focusing on risk assessment and mitigation tools. This procedure ensures that the right people are on board, with a clear understanding of the dangers, and how to avoid them, and suppress the consequent damage. An organizational structure in times of disaster lies at the heart of this technique as it allows for better delegation of tasks and measureable results.


Donald Wilhite, Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson




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