December 16th, 2022
The Drought Information System for Southern South America (SISSA) is in charge of creating monitoring and prediction tools. SISSA works in six countries belonging to the Regional Climate Center for the South of South America (CRC-SAS): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
One of the objectives of the SISSA initiative, which has support from the IAI, is concerned with the implementation of a monitoring and forecast system for droughts and the maintenance of a climate database within the framework of CRC-SAS.
To learn in a timely manner which areas are in drought, you can check https://sissa.crc-sas.org/ or watch the series of VIDEOS to understand how to use the SISSA Monitoring and predicting tools.
2022 is the third year with a rainfall deficit in Uruguay, and especially during spring, when crops need more water.
The different local government agencies are carrying out actions and have promoted adaptation and mitigation measures in a coordinated manner.
Paraguay has already recorded three consecutive years of drought.
Sectors such as agriculture, river navigation, water supply and hydroelectric power generation are some of the most affected currently in Paraguay.
Find out more about SISSA here: https://sissa.crc-sas.org/