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Socio-hydrological dynamics of drought in north-east Brazil

  • 1 June, 2019
  • 24 April, 2024
  • Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
  • prof. dr ir R Uijlenhoet
  • dr LA Melsendr ir PR van Oel

Droughts are one of the natural disasters that produce the most intense socioeconomic impacts. Since it is impossible to avoid the onset of a meteorological drought, the development of actions to improve drought-preparedness and resilience of the affected population is the key to reduce societal impacts. To deepen understanding on what is behind hydrological drought evolution demands a multidisciplinary approach and this research is formulated in this context. I aim to analyse the role of the dynamics of human interactions in the intensification and propagation of a drought and its impacts through sociohydrological model simulations.

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Germano Gondim Ribeiro Neto

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