Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3113–3139, 2021

Special issue: Drought vulnerability, risk, and impact assessments: bridging...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3113–3139, 2021
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18 Oct 2021
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Evaluating integrated water management strategies to inform hydrological drought mitigation

Doris E. Wendt et al.

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