Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 22, 2009
Publication Date: February 25, 2009
Citation: Herrick, J.E. 2009. Land use planning and early warning systems for limiting drought impacts and promoting recovery [abstract]. Available:http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/resources/res_pdfs/csd-17-ipm/25february/presentations/Herrick_Drought.pdf Technical Abstract: Land use planning and drought early warning systems both require an understanding of ecological potential and resilience, and how they vary across space and through time. A large body of literature and local knowledge has documented the importance of considering soil variability for land use planning, including how to plan for and respond to drought. A number of tools are now available and are being developed to assist with this process, including the Global Soil Map.