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Drought Early Warning System (EWS) for the Dominican Republic

EasyChair Preprint no. 2917

5 pagesDate: March 11, 2020


This proposal is the result of the interest of the main actors of the agricultural and socioeconomic sectors of the Dominican Republic to contribute to the knowledge of the drought, its patterns and impacts, especially in the food and nutritional security (FNS) of the population related to consumption and dependence on the main products of the family basket, as vital sources of food and livelihoods.

Given this reality, s and seeks to develop a Digital Platform for Monitoring of each type of drought (meteorological, hydrological and agricultural), in order to visualize the interrelationship between each one of them and their development in different regions of the Dominican Republic. This visualization of the threat of drought is expected to facilitate decision-making from the most local levels to the decision makers of the high government instances.

The development and implementation of this digital platform will allow drought monitoring and surveillance in the Dom. Rep., Thus facilitating decision making and knowing the updated risk of this threat. In the same way, this platform will allow to manage in an integral way the risk of drought in the country , containing information of drought to meteorological and hydrological, as well as of agricultural drought for all the provinces at national level. Likewise, strengthen and / or develop the capabilities of interpretation and analysis of satellite and hydrometeorological information and the correct interpretation of the final products visible on the platform.

Keyphrases: early warning system, indicators, satellite image, triggers

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  author = {Rafael Nuñez},
  title = {Drought Early Warning System (EWS) for the Dominican Republic},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2917},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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