Provide dams/water holes during drought
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Climate change may increase the frequency of droughts. Populations of some mammal species that are reliant on availability of water may be buffered against effects of drought by artificial provision of water. This could be through digging holes down to the water table or building dams, to store water for use in times of drought.
For cases where provision of water as an intervention is a response to water shortage caused by other human-induced activities, rather than directly via climate change, see Natural system modifications - Provide artificial waterholes in dry season.