Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR.SAT)

A tool to inform and build resilience

The Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR.SAT) is a free tool that enables farmers to assess their resilience against climate change including drought and other climate risks. Resilience assessments include financial, personal & social, and environmental indicators. Based on farmers’ individual assessments, the tool provides tailored options and resources to support farmers to build resilience.

The assessment is be based on farmer-supplied information, farmers have complete control over their information to maintain their privacy. The tool also contains:

  • regularly updated satellite imagery
  • remote sensed data
  • climate projections that inform resilience assessments and supports decision making on physical climate change risks.

DR.SAT is designed to supplement (rather than replace) existing tools, programs, networks, and extension support.

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This project is jointly funded through Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and Stirlings to Coast Farmers.

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