Drought

Changing rainfall patterns and rising temperatures amplify the frequency and severity of drought events across Te Moanaui Oceania, posing significant challenges to water and food security, and ecosystems.  Drought particularly affects small island nations, where reliance on rainfall for freshwater supply and agriculture is high. Long droughts in Te Moanaui Oceania can have profound socio-economic and ecological consequences. The following nature-based solutions may be useful to reduce the impacts of drought.