Drought preparation checklist

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This drought preparation checklist will help you prepare your business for a drought.

A drought is declared when a region records a deficient water supply for an extended period of months or years.

Read through this drought preparation checklist and click 'Yes' or 'No' to find out if your business is prepared. If you answer 'No' to any question, you will create a list of actions to complete to ensure your business is as prepared for a drought as possible.

You can customise this checklist to include information specific to your business by typing into the 'Other' section.

Operational requirements

Have you:

Regularly maintained your water consumption sources (e.g. installed water-efficient nozzles on taps, checked for leaks?)
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Regularly maintained equipment that uses water?
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Devised an action plan for maintaining, using and reviewing all water resource supplies?
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Assembled facts about rainfall records (you could use a combination of official records and local experience)?
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Identified alternative water sources?
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Identified water recycling processes/opportunities?
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Business continuity

Have you:

Developed your business continuity plan?
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Clearly identified and analysed the possible risks to your business from a drought?
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Tested and updated your plan?
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Developed regular maintenance and review strategies for your plan?
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Reviewed and modified your plan regularly?
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Checked with your local industry networks and authorities for drought planning guidelines or requirements when developing your plan?
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Contacted local authorities to obtain specific information to help develop drought management strategies for your business?
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Other

Have you:

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Last reviewed
June 29, 2016

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