Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. PDT
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC198220
- Identify barriers to drought mitigation planning.
- Use planning tools to reduce drought risk.
- Describe drought mitigation in a multi-hazard context.
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Planners use a variety of planning tools including, visioning and goal setting, plan making, regulations, standards, policies, and public investments, among others to work toward community values and goals. Both the 2013 Planning Advisory Service Report (PAS), Planning and Drought, and the Planners and Water PAS (2017) indicate that planners have not typically integrated drought in their network of plans or used other planning tools to consider drought and its relationship to water and hazard risk. This session will report on the results of a drought mitigation planning survey sent to the entire APA membership as well as a drought summit where participants addressed barriers to drought mitigation. The session will also include a discussion of drought in a broader, multi-hazard context that also addresses floods and water quality challenges and examines drought in terms of its larger impacts on potential cascading hazards such as wildfire, mudslides, and runoff from future storms.