Papers may consider the following topics:
- drought vulnerability, risk, or impact assessments (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method approaches) for different sectors (e.g. agriculture, energy production, transportation, tourism) and systems (e.g. ecosystems), at different spatial (local to global) and/or temporal scales (past trends, current patterns, future scenarios);
- assessment and communication of uncertainties in drought risk assessments (and risk components);
- validation strategies of the outcomes of drought risk assessments (e.g. through loss and damage information or expert-based);
- validation of the utility of drought vulnerability, risk, and impact assessments for climate action, resilience-building, and (inter)national climate policy;
- emergent risks associated with droughts (including in the focus of compound hazards), the multiple interconnections that influence systemic drought risks, and the cascading effects of droughts;
- studies that aim to bridge the ``science to policy-action'' gap by providing science-based solutions to the international community, nations, and communities on how to build resilience.