Drought Solutions

Drought affects all parts of the environment and its communities. The many different drought impacts are often grouped as "economic," "environmental," and "social" impacts.

Economic Impacts

Economic impacts are those impacts of drought that cost people (or businesses) money. Here are just a few different examples of economic impacts:

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Environmental Impacts

Drought also affects the environment in many different ways. Plants and animals depend on water, just like people. When a drought occurs, their food supply can shrink and their habitat can be damaged. Sometimes the damage is only temporary and their habitat and food supply return to normal when the drought is over. But sometimes drought's impact on the environment can last a long time, maybe forever.

Examples of environmental impacts include:

Social Impacts

Social impacts of drought are ways that drought affects people's health and safety. These include public safety, health, conflicts between people when there isn't enough water to go around, and changes in lifestyle.

Examples of social impacts include: