An expert workshop on integrated drought risk management (DRM): Identifying synergies and trade-offs for the Austrian agricultural sector

Hanger-Kopp S & Palka M (2019). An expert workshop on integrated drought risk management (DRM): Identifying synergies and trade-offs for the Austrian agricultural sector. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-005

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Abstract

In this working paper we present the findings from an expert workshop on integrated drought risk management (DRM) for the Austrian agricultural sector, with a focus on crop farming. We argue that the nature of most DRM measures, which serve several purposes besides addressing drought risk such as soil management, requires an integrated approach, considering risk management efforts from actors beyond the farm level. Thus, the main objective was to identify synergies and trade-offs between decision areas from plant production to trade, across the spectrum of public, private and third sector actors.
We describe the expert elicitation process including the workshop design and pre- and post-workshop procedure. We had limited success encouraging systems thinking in this process and highlight the potential for developing such methods further. Most importantly, however, our findings intend to inform deliberations on holistic and integrated DRM, with the aim of achieving greater policy coherence in relevant decision areas, and ultimately, enabling greater societal drought resilience. While on-farm production-based DRM is well advanced, the links (synergies and trade-offs) to related areas of decision making such as trade, spatial planning, and transport need to be better understood.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 08:41
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 08:41
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16047

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