Drought and groundwater
Over the last 30 years, Dutch summers have been getting progressively drier, and current research predicts that that development will continue. What is the impact of this? And how do we better prepare for droughts and water scarcity?
Heatwaves and droughts
What is the difference between a drought and a heatwave? Is the Netherlands prepared for hotter and drier years? Our scientists answer frequently asked questions about heatwaves and droughts.
Extreme droughts almost three times more frequent with climate change
An interdisciplinary team finds out what the current climate and a changing climate mean for the water supply in the Rhine and groundwater levels in the Netherlands.
A quarter of world's population facing extremely high water stress
Hydrologists from Utrecht University provided the basis for the Water Risk Atlas 2019 with their calculations.
Predicting drought can now be done reliably two months in advance
With the help of drought forecasts, measures can be taken earlier to protect against drought.
How can we limit the impacts of extreme floods and droughts?
Researchers identify success factors to help mitigate the damage of more frequent floods and droughts.
Why are Water Towers important?
The planet’s mountain glacier–based water systems provide a buffer during droughts. Scientists assess their importance to the communities and ecosystems that depend on them.
Climate change intensifies droughts in Europe
Global warming will exacerbate soil droughts in Europe, with a greater impact on people.
How can we deal with droughts?
The past dry summers have exposed the consequences of drought, for both people and nature. What can we do against drought?