Drought hazard assessment in the context of climate change for South Korea


General Information:

Author: Nam, W. et al.

Year of publication: 2015

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: State level decision makers

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Drought heat map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: South Korea, could be adapted to other contexts

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Water sector

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Use of several drought indices to assess drought trends in future

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Hazard

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Drought

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Observed data and climate change projections (RCP's)

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Nam, W. et al.

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