Evaluation of Regional Drought Vulnerability Assessment Based on Agricultural Water and Reservoirs

지역기반 농업용수의 가뭄재해 취약성 평가

  • Mun, Young-Sik (Department of Bioresources and Rural Systems Engineering, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Nam, Won-Ho (Department of Bioresources and Rural Systems Engineering, Institute of Agricultural Environmental Science, National Agricultural Water Research Center, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Jeon, Min-Gi (Department of Bioresources and Rural Systems Engineering, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Han-Joong (Department of Bioresources and Rural Systems Engineering, Institute of Agricultural Enviromental Science, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Kang, Ku (EKtechnology) ;
  • Lee, Jung-Chul (Overseas Business Department, Korea Rural Community Corporation) ;
  • Ha, Tae-Hyun (Agricultural Drought Mitigation Center, Korea Rural Community Corporation) ;
  • Lee, Kwangya (Agricultural Drought Mitigation Center, Korea Rural Community Corporation)
  • Received : 2020.03.12
  • Accepted : 2020.03.18
  • Published : 2020.03.31


Drought is one of the most influential disasters in sustainable agriculture and food security of nations. In order to preemptively respond to agricultural droughts, vulnerability assessments were conducted to predict the possibility of drought in the region, the degree of direct or indirect damage, and the ability to cope with the damage. Information on agricultural drought vulnerability status of different regions is extremely useful for implementation of long term drought management measures. The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a quantitative approach for measuring agricultural drought vulnerability at sub-district level based on agricultural water and reservoirs. To assess the vulnerability in a quantitative manner and also to deal with different physical and socioeconomic data on the occurrence of agricultural drought, we selected the appropriate factors for the assessment of agricultural drought vulnerability through preceding studies, and analyzed the meteorological and agricultural reservoir data from 2015 to 2018. Each item was weighted using AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) analysis and evaluated through the agricultural drought vulnerability estimation. The entire national vulnerability assessments showed that Ganghwa, Naju, and Damyang were the most vulnerable to agricultural droughts. As a result of analyzing spatial expression, Gyeongsang-do is relatively more vulnerable to drought than Gangwon-do and Gyeonggi-do. The results revealed that the methodology and evaluation items achieved good performance in drought response. In addition, vulnerability assessments based on agricultural reservoir are expected to contribute supporting effective drought decisions in the field of agricultural water management.


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