Drought -- National Drought Mitigation Center


Date of this Version

June 1997


Published in Drought Network News Vol. 9, No. 2, Jun. 1997. Published by the International Drought Information Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


The Workshop on Drought and Desertification was held in Israel from 26 to 30 May 1997. Forty-four participants from Africa, Asia, and Europe took part in the Workshop, which was sponsored by WMO. Three foreign experts provided in-depth analysis on drought and drought preparedness—Dr. O. Brunini (Campinas, Brazil), Prof. S. Mei (CAAS, Beijing, China), and Dr. D. Wilhite (University of Nebraska, USA), in addition to the Israeli lecturers.

Presentations by lecturers and discussions were conducted under the following four main headings:
1. Drought and Desertification Definitions.
2. Drought Causes and Management Response.
3. Drought Monitoring and Mitigation.
4. Assessing Drought Impact and the Development of a Rational Policy.

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