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The EMS Drought Observatory (DO) provides drought-relevant information and early-warnings for Europe (EDO) and the globe (GDO). Short analytical reports (Drought News) are published in case of imminent droughts.

The EMS Drought Observatory (DO) provides drought-relevant information and early-warnings for Europe (EDO) and the globe (GDO). Short analytical reports (Drought News) are published in case of imminent droughts. EDO and GDO build on open web services and connect drought data providers and users from global to regional levels.

The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content).
Different tools, like Graphs and Compare Layers, allow for displaying and analysing the information and irregularly published "Drought News" give an overview of the situation in case of imminent droughts.

 

Drought monitoring

The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content).
Different tools, like Graphs and Compare Layers, allow for displaying and analysing the information and irregularly published "Drought News" give an overview of the situation in case of imminent droughts.

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Romania drought map

Drought surveillance in Sri Lanka

Prolonged drought in Sri Lanka during 2016 and 2017 resulted in serious undermining of farmers’ livelihoods and putting the country’s rice-based food system under pressure. The low soil moisture levels combined with the exceptionally high temperatures are heading to major disruptions to food systems throughout the country.

In order for governments to implement measures and anticipate food shortages, they ready access to near real-time data on moisture conditions. IWMI developed the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) which was further improved by devising the Soil Water Anomaly Drought Index (SWADI) in order to forecast drought impacts on agriculture on a regular basis.

Together with other tools, SADMS is able to support contingency planning at national and regional levels. The knowledge products are regularly shared with the Management Centre, to mitigate drought risks and addressing improved food security.

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Sri Lanka Drought Monitoring
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