Effective drought early warning systems are an integral part of efforts worldwide to improve drought preparedness. Timely and reliable data and information must be the cornerstone of effective drought policies and plans. In pursuit of the goal of improving the effectiveness of drought early warning systems, participants of the experts meeting were asked to address three fundamental questions:
1. What is your assessment of the current status of drought early warning systems?
2. What are the shortcomings, limitations, and needs for drought early warning systems?
3. How can drought early warning systems be improved to better support drought
preparedness and mitigation efforts at the local, national, and international level?
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Tags: Natural hazards ; Early warning systems ; Disaster prevention and preparedness ; Preventing and mitigating natural disasters ; National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) ; Drought ; Climate change - Mitigation ; Agricultural Meteorology Programme (AgMP) Add tag