Rapidly Assessing Social Characteristics of Drought Preparedness and Decision Making: A Guide for Practitioners

Type: 
Literature
Disaster Resources
Publication: 
Clifford, K.R., Goolsby, J.B., Cravens, A.E., and Cooper, A.E., 2022, Rapidly assessing social characteristics of drought preparedness and decision making: A guide for practitioners: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 17-A1, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm17A1.
Year Published: 
2022
Organization: 
USGS
Description: 

This guide is intended to provide managers, decision makers, and other practitioners with advice on conducting a rapid assessment of the social dimensions of drought. Findings from a rapid assessment can provide key social context that may aid in decision making, such as when preparing a drought plan, allocating local drought resilience funding, or gathering the support of local agencies and organizations for collective action related to drought mitigation.

Category: 
drought, researcher guide, social dimensions, examples

Geography:

Contact Information: 
Director, Fort Collins Science Center U.S. Geological Survey 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118