Drought monitoring and early warning systems typically aim to track, assess and deliver relevant information concerning climatic, hydrologic and water supply conditions and trends.
Freely available data for drought assessments
As part of the UNCCD Drought Toolbox in partnership with UNEP-DHI, a system is available with nearly real-time freely available data for drought monitoring to facilitate the generation of custom reports. Click on the blue-button now. For more information on how to use the tool click here.
The Drought Resilience, Adaptation and Management Policy (DRAMP) Framework and the Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices and database provide an overview of possible indicators and indices for drought monitoring.