Natural Resource Management and Policy

Drought Assessment, Management, and Planning: Theory and Case Studies

Theory and Case Studies

Editors: Wilhite, Donald A. (Ed.)

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Drought is an insidious hazard of nature. It originates from a deficiency of precipitation that results in a water shortage for some activity or some group. Africa has suffered the most dramatic impacts from drought during the past several decades­ the recent droughts in the southern and eastern portions of the continent are testimony to that fact. However, the vulnerability of all nations to extended periods of water shortage has been underscored again and again during this same time period. In the past decade alone, droughts have occurred with considerable frequency and severity in most of the developed and developing world. Significant parts of North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia have been plagued recently by extended periods of severe drought, often resulting in far-reaching economic, social, and environmental consequences. In the western United States, for example, vast areas are facing the prospects of a sixth or seventh consecutive year of drought in 1993. Concern by members ofthe scientific and policy communities about the inability of governments to respond in an effective and timely manner to drought and its associated impacts exists worldwide. Numerous "calls for action" for improved drought planning and management have been issued by national governments, professional organizations, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and others. The United Nations' International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (lDNDR) is yet another example of an international call for action to reduce the impacts that result from drought and other natural hazards.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Enigma of Drought

    Pages 3-15

    Wilhite, Donald A.

  • Monitoring Regional Drought Conditions

    Pages 17-30

    Hubbard, Kenneth G.

  • The Role of NOAA Satellite Data in Drought Early Warning and Monitoring: Selected Case Studies

    Pages 31-47

    Johnson, Gary E. (et al.)

  • Assessing the Regional Consequences of Drought: Putting the MINK Methodology to Work on Today’s Problems

    Pages 49-64

    Easterling, William E.

  • Agricultural Drought Management Strategies to Alleviate Impacts: Examples from the Arid and Subhumid Regions of the Indian Subcontinent

    Pages 65-86

    Sastri, A. S. R. A. S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drought Assessment, Management, and Planning: Theory and Case Studies
Book Subtitle
Theory and Case Studies
Editors
  • Donald A. Wilhite
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3224-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3224-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9337-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6416-0
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 293
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