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Droughts are common in many parts of the world. Yet climate change has made them more severe and difficult to predict. This makes it harder for water suppliers to plan for the future. Currently, they use data from past droughts to make these decisions. But we think it’s important to consider future changes as well. 

We analyzed drought projections for Texas – a large state in the USA with both wet and dry regions. They show that the conditions there will be even drier and hotter in the future. Water planning needs to adapt to these changes and take future climate change into account. Climate models would be very helpful for that.

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Researchers wanted to know if water suppliers and farmers could use climate models to plan for future droughts in Texas.
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January 2022

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