• Droughts

    Some of the causes include:

     

    The impacts of drought can be economic, environmental or social. See some of the more common impacts below:

    • Lowering of the water table
    • Erosion
    • Based on its insidious nature, drought response tend to be late and uncoordinated. That leads to crisis management rather than risk management
    • Rapid depletion of soil water 
    • Loss of biodiversity
    • Over-exploitation such as over-grazing and deforestation can lead to desertification  
    • Disruption to the normal workings of society in terms of quality of life 
    • Starvation in some countries

    Source: ODPEM

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