Recovering from drought

What happens after the rains have fallen.

ACTIVITY

For businesses and farms, recovering from a drought can be a difficult process.

  • Take inventory and understand how the drought has affected your land, livestock, crops and finances.
  • Identify long-term plans and strategies for action. This may involve a 5-10 year plan of recovery and an understanding of what this may mean for your finances. You can access a drought recovery guide to assist your planning.
  • Learn from your experience, update your business continuity plan, assess what you would do differently next time around.
  • Find the resources and people that you need to help you in your recovery process.

More information

http://www.qld.gov.au/emergency/dealing-disasters/drought.html - Drought management and assistance, particularly for farmers.

http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/running/disaster-resilence-and-recovery/preparing-business-natural-disaster/drought-preparation-checklist  - Drought preparation for businesses.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/emergency/drought/recovery - Drought recovery tools.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/ - Weather and rainfall information and drought mapping.


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