Books  Sustainable Development  Water Resources & Management  Water Resources & Management: General 

Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 107

By: Donald A Wilhite

432 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152876 | ISBN: 0824727711
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £92.00 $117/€110 approx

About this book

From the publisher's announcement:

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.


Contents

OVERVIEWDrought as Hazard: Understanding the Natural and Social Context, Donald A. Wilhite and Margie Buchanan-SmithDROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYThe Challenge of Climate Prediction in Mitigating Drought Impacts, Neville Nicholls, Michael J. Coughlan, and Karl MonnikDrought Monitoring: New Tools for the 21st Century, Michael J. Hayes, Mark Svoboda, Douglas Le Comte, Kelly T. Redmond, and Phil PasterisDrought Indicators and Triggers, Anne C. Steinemann, Michael J. Hayes, and Luiz F. N. CavalcantiDrought Preparedness Planning: Building Institutional Capacity, Donald A. Wilhite, Michael J. Hayes, and Cody L. KnutsonNational Drought Policy: Lessons Learned from Australia, South Africa, and the United States, Donald A. Wilhite, Linda Botterill, and Karl MonnikManaging Demand: Water Conservation as a Drought Mitigation Tool, Amy VickersThe Role of Water Harvesting and Supplemental Irrigation in Coping with Water Scarcity and Drought in the Dry Areas, Theib Y. OweisDrought, Climate Change, and Vulnerability: The Role of Science and Technology in a Multi-Scale, Multi-Stressor World, Colin Polsky and David W. CashCASE STUDIES IN DROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYThe Hardest Working River: Drought and Critical Water Problems in the Colorado River Basin, Roger S. Pulwarty, Katherine L. Jacobs, and Randall M. DoleDrought Risk Management in Canada-U.S. Transboundary Watersheds: Now and in the Future, Grace Koshida, Marianne Alden, Stewart J. Cohen, Robert A. Halliday, Linda D. Mortsch, Virginia Wittrock, and Abdel R. MaaroufDrought and Water Management: Can China Meet Future Demand? Zhang Hai Lun, Ke Li Dan, and Zhang Shi FaA Role for Streamflow Forecasting in Managing Risk Associated with Drought and Other Water Crises, Susan Cuddy, Rebecca Letcher, Francis H. S. Chiew, Blaire E. Nancarrow, and Tony JakemanDroughts and Water Stress Situations in Spain, Manuel Men?ndez PrietoINTEGRATION AND CONCLUSIONSDrought and Water Crises: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead, Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. PulwartyIndex

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Improving Farmed Fish Quality and Safety

NHBS Price: £153.00 $195/€183 approx

Water Treatment Handbook (2-Volume Set)

Clearance price: £103.75 £415.00 (Save £311.25) $132/€124 approx

World Fisheries

NHBS Price: £155.00 $197/€185 approx

Intensive Fish Farming

NHBS Price: £75.50 $96/€90 approx