03 November 2021

Systems Analysis Perspective on Drought

Photo 25601667 / Drought © Saša Prudkov | Dreamstime.com

Photo 25601667 / Drought © Saša Prudkov | Dreamstime.com

Research Scholar Franziska Gaupp, a guest researcher with the Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group in the Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Research Program, was invited to provide IIASA’s applied systems perspective on drought for a Nature Climate Change (NCC) News and Views article written by NCC author Baird Langenbrunner.

 Dr. Gaupp explains in the NCC article that there is an increasing probability of simultaneous drought in multiple regions. In the first half of 2021, most continents have faced droughts. "Concurrent crop losses in major production regions can cause price spikes and have cascading effects on food access, famine and food riots." To prevent these effects, Dr. Gaupp emphasises the need for early warning systems and financing mechanisms.

IIASA has done considerable research on the topic of drought and has been involved in numerous drought-related projects and publications such as:

Dr. Franziska Gaupp is a guest research scholar in the Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group. She is interested in food systems and systemic risk modeling and hosts The Food Systems Podcast where she talks to different actors in the global food system. Dr. Gaupp joined IIASA to investigate global water security in major river basins and simultaneous climate risks to agriculture in the global breadbaskets.

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Last edited: 09 November 2021


Franziska Gaupp

Guest Research Scholar Equity and Justice Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program


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