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➔ As the planet’s temperatures reach new highs drought will become more common and more severe

➔ Climate change also means more rain, but most of it is falling in the far north or far south where fewer people live, and much of this rain falls during the wet season while dry seasons tend to become drier

➔ When drought hits, agriculture comes under extreme pressure, crops may fail and livestock perish with important localized economic, health and social repercussions

➔ Catching and conserving water will be critical to ensure a resilient agricultural sector and food and water security during periods of extreme drought