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Drought and Water Crises

Science, Technology, and Management Issues

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Hardback

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Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates. When faced with severe drought, governments become eager to act. Unfortunately, this eagerness usually wanes when precipitation returns to normal. Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues explains the complexities of drought and the role of science, technology, and management in resolving many of the issues associated with the world's expanding water crises. Contributors discuss a broad range of topics in attempting to answer these most pressing questions: How can we can improve planning tools and make mitigation tools more readily available and adaptable? How can we promote widespread adoption of new water-conserving technologies and encourage their use during non-drought periods? How can seasonal forecasts and early warning systems be made more reliable and expressed in ways to better meet the needs of end users? How can the drought-related policy experiences of some countries be systematically utilized to benefit others? Drought and Water Crises collates considerable information from diverse disciplines with the goal of reducing societal vulnerability to drought. Featuring case studies and stressing new technologies, the book seeks to encourage nations to adopt a more risk-based, proactive policy for water and drought management. Features Includes contributions from more than three dozen top scientists and engineers across numerous disciplines. Considers both the social and natural dimensions of drought Presents state-of-the-art management and technology for coping with drought Provides the only comparative assessment of drought policies for Australia, South Africa, and the US Presents case studies that show how other nations and localities implemented principles discussed in the book

Author Biography

Donald A. Wilhite
Release date Australia
March 22nd, 2005
Contributor
Edited by Donald A. Wilhite
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
17 Tables, black and white; 39 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
Pages
432
Dimensions
152x229x28
ISBN-13
9780824727710
Product ID
1715022

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