Water Conservation or Drought Response?
The difference between water conservation and drought response is that water conservation is an on-going effort, whereas drought response is a short-term response to a water supply shortage.
One of the best ways to prepare for drought is simply to have an excellent on-going water conservation program. Using water efficiently on an ongoing basis can mean a community has greater reserves of water on hand before drought begins.
It also fosters an awareness of ways to use water efficiently that helps to set the stage for effective implementation of drought response measures.