Exploring Drought Resilience Through a Drought Risk Management Lens in Austria

Hanger-Kopp, S. & Palka, M. (2020). Exploring Drought Resilience Through a Drought Risk Management Lens in Austria. In: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. pp. 115-138 Singapore: Springer. 10.1007/978-981-15-4320-3_7.

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Droughts are one of the major natural hazards in the world, affecting—often large—regions sometimes for seasons, but often for years, and even decades at a time. In response to the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, this chapter emphasizes a multidimensional drought risk management perspective with a strong bottom-up component to inform top-down adaptation decision-making to enhance drought resilience. Illustrated using the case of Austria the research is based on an extensive policy review, expert interviews, interviews with farmers, as well as participation in several public workshops and events on agricultural risk management in Austria in 2017 and 2018. We first discuss definitions and concepts of drought resilience and drought risk management to understand the relationship between the two concepts and identify where and how we can learn from one about the other. We then explore drought risk management from the perspective of different actor groups, public institutions, interest groups, insurers, and the market in general. The objective of this soft systems approach is to illustrate the intersections of these activities, and analyze their coherence, particularly from the farmer’s point of view.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drought risk; Agriculture; Farm management; Insurance
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 11:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 11:40
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/18458

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