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Author: Massimiliano Zappa

www.drought.ch – Early recognition of critical droughts in Switzerland

www.drought.ch – Early recognition of critical droughts in Switzerland

In recent years Switzerland experienced some unprecedented drought situations. At the political level solutions have been requested for early recognition of hydrological droughts. A prototype information platform has been developed to guide water resources management during situation where water resources drop below critical levels. www.drought.ch has been developed after a two-stage dialog with stakeholders from different sectors including hydropower, forestry, agriculture and river navigation. Since June 2013 the platform is presenting daily updates information on anomalies in precipitation, streamflow, lake…

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