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Living with the semi-arid and proactive drought management in Northeast Brazil : a new perspective (English)

The majority of Northeast Brazil falls within the semi-arid zone, an area that is defined by both a minimal amount of annual rainfall (i.e., 800 millimeters per year on average) and a concentration of that rainfall during only a few months per year. ... See More +

Working Paper 90527 MAY 01, 2014

De Nys, Erwin; Engle, Nathan Portuguese

Living with the semi-arid and proactive drought management in Northeast Brazil : a new perspective (Portuguese)

The majority of Northeast Brazil falls within the semi-arid zone, an area that is defined by both a minimal amount of annual rainfall (i.e., 800 millimeters per year on average) and a concentration of that rainfall during only a few months per year. ... See More +

Working Paper 90527 MAY 01, 2014

De Nys, Erwin; Engle, Nathan English

Weather and climate extremes : drought preparedness in Brazil (English)

Large portions of Brazil’s northeast have experience an intense and prolonged drought for the majority of 2010-2013. This drought, along with other droughts that have hit the South in recent years, has sparked a new round of discussions to improve drought policy and management at the federal and state levels. ... See More +

Journal Article 92917 JAN 01, 2014

Gutiérrez, Ana Paula A.; Engle, Nathan L.; Nys, Erwin De; Molejón, Carmen; Martins, Eduardo Sávio

Climate change impacts on water resources management : adaptation challenges and opportunities in Northeast Brazil (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has a unique mix of qualities and challenges when it comes to the environment. It is exceptionally endowed with natural assets, with globally significant biodiversity and valuable crops, and also harbors the worldapos;s greatest carbon sink in the Amazon. ... See More +

Working Paper 79528 JUL 01, 2013

De Nys, Erwin; Alvarez, Victor Vazquez; Engle, Nathan Lee; Frazao, Cybelle