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Presentation made at GWP-C's Disaster Mitigation workshop held in Guyana in December 2009.

Presentation made at GWP-C's Disaster Mitigation workshop held in Guyana in December 2009.

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  • 1.
    • Hydro-Climatic Disasters in Water Resources Management
    • 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2009, Georgetown, Guyuna
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    • Explain the occurrence, impact and management of the drought phenomenon
    • Understand types, factors, indicators of droughts
    • Understand intensity, frequency, severity, and risks associated with droughts
    • Establish a basis for drought management
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    • Drought is normal, recurrent feature of climate
    • Occurs almost everywhere, although its features vary from region to region.
    • Defining drought depends on differences in regions, needs, and disciplinary perspectives.
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    • Cuts across many sectors
    • Cuts across normal divisions of responsibility of local, state, and federal agencies
    • Heightens food insecurity
    • weakening capacities for delivery of critical services
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    • Examines the consequences of a given event or change,
    • Begins by identifying direct consequences of the drought, such as reduced crop yields, livestock losses, and reservoir depletion.
    • Direct outcomes can then be traced to secondary consequences (often social effects)
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    • Require strong political commitment, community participation, and consideration of local realities
    • The international and regional communities also play an important role in coordinating activities, transferring knowledge, supporting project implementation, and facilitating effective and affordable practices
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    • Is there capacity to monitor and analyze drought events ?
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  • 17. Sector Impacts Food security outlook in the Horn of Africa region in 2005
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    • How and when is information drought communicated to those at risk?
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    • Severe drought is often slow in its development, it is relatively easy to tell when one is coming
    • Put in place a system for monitoring , early detection and response to drought impacts threats
    • Mitigation is through soil and water conservation
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    • Regulate public use of water
    • Improve alternative/ contingency water sources e.g. desalination of seawater, water recycling, and enhancing rainwater harvesting
    • Extensive monitoring of precipitation and water usage are the best way to prepare for a drought
    • Contingency measures for impacted sectors
  • 23. (Courtesy of USDA–NRCS)
      • Furrow Dike Holding Water
      • Laser controlled land levelling
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    • In 15 minutes
    • Take a card
    • Put down 2 or 3 points for each question below;
      • What is the implication of drought problem in your country
      • What changes are required for more effective drought management