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Water Science and Technology Library

Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Management

Editors: Rossi, Giuseppe, Vega, Teodoro, Bonaccorso, Brunella (Eds.)

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  • Provides various methods of drought monitoring at different spatial scales, as well as innovative drought forecasting techniques based on stochastic approaches
  • Besides common drought indices (i.e. SPI), new agrometeorological indices are proposed
  • Decision Support System for water resources management under drought conditions, also including quality aspects, are illustrated
  • Presents methods and tools for monitoring groundwater, in relation to the hydrodynamic characteristics of aquifers and to the variations in pluviometric inputs
  • Provides guidelines for the selection and implementation of drought mitigation measures, and specific examples, referred to the agricultural and urban sectors, are presented
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About this book

Implementation of effective drought management policies requires both advanced technologies and appropriate methods. Monitoring and forecasting systems, practical tools for risk assessment, as well as simple and objective criteria to select and implement appropriate drought mitigation measures are key elements for a successful drought management strategy.

These key issues have been tackled by universities and public agencies involved in the EU projects Sedemed and Sedemed II (Programme Interreg IIIB MEDOCC), aimed at the definition of an integrated network for real time monitoring of drought, the development of common methodologies for drought analysis and forecasting, as well as the definition of proper mitigation strategies for the Mediterranean countries.

The book presents the main outcomes of such projects with a special focus on: drought monitoring and forecasting techniques at different spatial scales; new or modified agrometeorological indices and remote sensing technique for drought identification and characterization; tools to improve surface water resources management under drought conditions; methods and tools for groundwater resources monitoring and management, based on hydrogeological and hydrodynamics characteristics of aquifers; general criteria to select and implement mitigation strategies to prevent or minimize drought impacts.

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"Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Management presents the results of research carried out by experts in the Mediterranean countries … . the primary target audience for this book would be researchers and technicians working in heavily monitored and managed agricultural and urban systems. … this is a good book for planners and technicians interested in applying new techniques to assess drought and potential management strategies. … provides important insight into taking drought risk assessment and management to the next quantitative step." (Cody Knutson, Eos Newsletter, Vol. 89 (22), 2008)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Drought Monitoring and Forecasting at Large Scale

    Pages 3-27

    Bordi, I. (et al.)

  • Monitoring and Forecasting Drought on a Regional Scale: Emilia-Romagna Region

    Pages 29-48

    Cacciamani, C. (et al.)

  • Development of the Piedmont Region Hydrological Bulletin as a Support to Water Resources Monitoring and Management

    Pages 49-65

    Ronchi, C. (et al.)

  • Is Drought Occurrence And Severity Increasing Due to Climate Change? Analysing Drought Class Transitions With Loglinear Models

    Pages 67-81

    Moreira, E. E. (et al.)

  • Stochastic Forecasting of Drought Indices

    Pages 83-100

    Cancelliere, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Management
Editors
  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • Teodoro Vega
  • Brunella Bonaccorso
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
62
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5924-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5924-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5923-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7476-8
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 421
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