Droughts can have significant direct and indirect impact on an economy. Quantification of the potential scale of economic losses during droughts is important to inform trade-offs between uses of water, help decision makers understand the scale of economic risks, and need for investment and regulatory action.

In MaRIUS we analyse the direct and indirect economic risks of droughts upon domestic and commercial water consumers and major abstractors, notably electricity generation. More information is available at the following pages: