Brief: Resilience Strategies for Drought

Created: 12/19/2018 - Updated: 1/11/2019

Abstract

Across the United States, the risk of drought is expected to grow due to reduced precipitation and higher temperatures caused by climate change. Drought’s far-reaching impacts can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, economies and ecosystems. This fact sheet overviews strategies for areas with a projected increase in drought conditions to become more resilient. It concludes with a community case study that has used a number of these strategies, and a list of tools to help communities evaluate the costs and benefits of resilience strategies.

Published On

Monday, October 1, 2018

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Policy
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Precipitation
Water supply