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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 801-819, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-801-2016
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21 Mar 2016
Impacts of European drought events: insights from an international database of text-based reports
Kerstin Stahl et al.

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Based on the European Drought Impact report Inventory (EDII), the study presents an assessment of the occurrence and diversity of drought impacts across Europe. A unique research database has collected close to 5000 textual drought impact reports from 33 European countries. Consistently, reported impacts have been dominated in number by agriculture and water supply, but were very diverse across other sectors. Data and assessment may help drought policy planning at the international level.
Based on the European Drought Impact report Inventory (EDII), the study presents an assessment...
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