Sally Rangecroft, from the University of Birmingham University, and Niko Wanders, from Princeton and Utrecht University, explore the interconnected relationship between drought and water scarcity. Droughts have been very much in the news recently, notably the lengthy drought in California and the impacts of El Niño on Southern Africa and the Horn and Eastern Africa. An extended drought is currently …
About the Author
Dr Sally Rangecroft is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham looking to include the human dimension to drought research. Her work is looking to use real world data to explore how different human activities might aggravate or alleviate hydrological droughts (droughts in rivers, lakes and groundwater). Her research is looking to improve our understanding on drought processes, especially in the human-modified world that we are currently in. Through an increased understanding on how we as humans affect the natural situation, we can look to improve our water management. Sally’s PhD was with the University of Exeter and looked at water resources and climate change in the Bolivian Andes.