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Global Drought Risk and Water Stress – DG ECHO Daily Map | 11/10/2019

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  • The Drought Risk indicator results from the interactions between hazard (probability of a drought event), exposure (amount of population, livelihoods, assets, resources, and services in drought-prone areas), and vulnerability (susceptibility of exposed elements to suffer adverse effects when impacted by a drought event). The drought exposure derives from the combination of population (Source: JRC GHSL), global agricultural lands (Source: SEDAC), gridded livestock of the world (Source: FAO), and baseline water stress (Source: WRI).

  • The Baseline Water Stress indicator measures the ratio of total water withdrawals (domestic, industrial, irrigation and livestock consumptive and non-consumptive uses) to available renewable water supplies. Higher values indicate more competition among users.