CROSSDRO will provide answers to key relevant issues:

  1. what is the direct impact of droughts on snow cover, forest growth and health, water resources and irrigated and rain fed crops?;
  2. what is the connection between biophysical and socioeconomic drought mechanisms among these sectors and across different spatial scales and environmental conditions?
  3. what is the capability of models to reproduce multi- and cross-sectoral drought impacts in complex regions and what is the uncertainty in the predictions?
  4. what are the expected impacts of drought episodes under future RCP and SSP scenarios?
  5. how can the assessment of drought impacts and development of basin impact models improve environmental and societal resilience to drought?
  6. what is the expected adaptive response of society to drought and to foresee interactions?