Drought Response and Recovery – A Basic Guide for Water Utilities

This Guide provides practical solutions to help drinking water utilities respond to and recoverfrom drought. Drought response and recovery activitiesin this Guide cover:• Staffing, Response Plans and Funding.Establish staffing and drought responseteams; develop drought response plans;consider funding and financing options.• Water Supply and Demand Management.Estimate quantity of current watersupplies; develop ways to reduce wateruse; identify potential supplementalwater supplies.• Communication and Partnerships.Establish and communicate key messagesto customers and stakeholders; developpartnerships.