Expert Team on Drought (ET-DRG)


For the biography of the group members, click HERE.



  • A framework and standards for a Global Drought Indicator, to be included in GMAS ( Resolution 17 ( Cg-18) - Ensuring Integration of Drought Risk Management in WMO Activities);
  • Report on the status of drought-monitoring systems, outlooks, impacts, assessment of agricultural yield losses due to drought and preparedness in the WMO Regions;
  • Guidance on how to clearly communicate the existing definitions of drought, drought triggers, and the various components of the lifecycle of drought, in cooperation with SC-HYD and the IDMP;
  • Updated Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices (WMO-No. 1173) in conjunction with the IDMP and in cooperation with SC-CLI, SC-HYD, and SC-DRR;

ET-DRG Members’ space:

Expert team SharePoint work folder (restricted access)


Related documents: 


ET-DRG meetings:


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