Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Europe-2023
in Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, Türkiye

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016679
Name: Southern Europe-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000267-ALB
Countries: Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, Türkiye
Start Date: Middle of Aug 2023
Duration: 289 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 271926 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 171 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Así fue la peor inundación de Cataluña: una catástrofe hidrológica de ... 2024-05-25T19:11+0200.

tan y tan grande como la del año 1962 en Cataluña, catalogada como la mayor catástrofe hidrológica de España. Para bien o para mal, este acontecimiento dejó una huella en la memoria colectiva de toda una sociedad, que aún sigue viva en la c
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Rural communities in Portugal’s Algarve region take water management i ... 2024-05-23T10:39+0200.

have turned violent. Rethinking groundwater during drought. Groundwater is at the centre of water management challenges, supplying 65 per cent of drinking water and 25 per cent for agricultural irrigation in the 27 EU Member States. The mai
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Eventi meteo estremi, prevenire è meglio che curare. E lo si fa con l’ ... 2024-05-22T20:07+0200.

Analizzando eventi estremi alluvionali in Germania, Francia e quelli sia siccitosi e alluvionali in Italia e di gap idrico in Spagna emerge che il costo delle opere di prevenzione tende a essere molto inferiore a quello di ripristino | Non
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Water, Vol. 16, Pages 1473: Developing Regional Hydrological Drought R ... 2024-05-22T12:27+0200.

The concept of using minimum d -day low flows in the low-flow analysis was first proposed by [ 7 ]. Generally, 7-day low flows are preferred for drought and water resource management because they give better results. There are also studies
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Analytical report

06/Mar/2024 14:00 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

23/Feb/2024 09:05 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),