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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-623-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-623-2023
Research article
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09 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2023

Evolution of multivariate drought hazard, vulnerability and risk in India under climate change

Venkataswamy Sahana and Arpita Mondal

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In an agriculture-dependent, densely populated country such as India, drought risk projection is important to assess future water security. This study presents the first comprehensive drought risk assessment over India, integrating hazard and vulnerability information. Future drought risk is found to be more significantly driven by increased vulnerability resulting from societal developments rather than climate-induced changes in hazard. These findings can inform planning for drought resilience.
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