Drought and climate adaptation: Impacts and projections
Deep South Dialogue Report, 2018
Drought is the chief climate impact raised by agricultural stakeholders. This report emerges from a Dialogue held in May–June 2018, which focused on understanding drought adaptation issues in New Zealand. The paper suggests that New Zealand is not well-prepared to cope with a future involving more drought in some areas.
Future drought may well have the single most significant future impact on the New Zealand economy. The report took a people-centred view of the impacts of droughts and identified several top priority research questions.
Following this Dialogue, the following research projects were funded: