Interested in better understanding the extent that recent drought phenomena are influenced by human activity? The Royal Society just published an interdisciplinary collection of articles discussing both risks of and contributors to drought in the Anthropocene. This research spans a range of topics, including the influence of meteorological droughts upon hydrological droughts, the planetary boundaries of freshwater use, and the economics of managing water crises.

The introductory article “Drought risk in the Anthropocene” highlights and summarizes the research in this issue, which is fully available here.