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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 25 September 2019
  • ISBN : 9780128148211
  • Page : 386 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought can occur anywhere, the systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations. Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world Analyzes policy linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, the private sector and communities Includes a discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

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Drought Challenges

Drought Challenges
  • Author : Everisto Mapedza,Daniel Tsegai,Michael Bruntrup,Robert Mcleman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-09-25
  • ISBN : 9780128148211
GET THIS BOOKDrought Challenges

Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity
  • Author : Saeid Eslamian,Faezeh A. Eslamian
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781351851145
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This volume includes over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines numerous management strategies for dealing with drought and scarcity. These strategies include management approaches for different regions, such as coastal, urban, rural, and agricultural areas. It offers multiple strategies for monitoring, assessing, and forcasting drought through the use of remote sensing and GIS tools. It also presents drought mitigation management strategies, such as groundwater management, rainwater harvesting, conservations practices, and more.

Drought and the Human Story

Drought and the Human Story
  • Author : R.L. Heathcote
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781317147763
GET THIS BOOKDrought and the Human Story

Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing a significant role in their final demise. For societies in the 21st Century drought hovers on all horizons, the ultimate drought-proofing of society - long sought - remains elusive. This study of the human conceptualization of drought in a

Drought and Water Crises

Drought and Water Crises
  • Author : Donald Wilhite,Roger S. Pulwarty
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781351967525
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Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions. This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting

Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought

Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought
  • Author : Vijendra K. Boken,Arthur P. Cracknell,Ronald L. Heathcote
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-14
  • ISBN : 0198036787
GET THIS BOOKMonitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought

Agricultural droughts affect whole societies, leading to higher food costs, threatened economies, and even famine. In order to mitigate such effects, researchers must first be able to monitor them, and then predict them; however no book currently focuses on accurate monitoring or prediction of these devastating kinds of droughts. To fill this void, the editors of Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought have assembled a team of expert contributors from all continents to make a global study, describing biometeorological models and

Remote Sensing of Drought

Remote Sensing of Drought
  • Author : Brian D. Wardlow,Martha C. Anderson,James P. Verdin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781439835579
GET THIS BOOKRemote Sensing of Drought

Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches presents emerging remote sensing-based tools and techniques that can be applied to operational drought monitoring and early warning around the world. The first book to focus on remote sensing and drought monitoring, it brings together a wealth of information that has been scattered throughout the literature and across many disciplines. Featuring contributions by leading scientists, it assembles a cross-section of globally applicable techniques that are currently operational or have potential to be operational

Drought risk management: a strategic approach

Drought risk management: a strategic approach
  • Author : Speed, Robert,Tickner, David,Lei Gang,Sayers, Paul,Wei Yu,Li Yuanyuan,Moncrieff, Catherine,Pegram, Guy,Li Jianqiang,Xu Xiangyu,Li Aihua,Qiu Bing
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • ISBN : 9789231000942
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Encyclopedia of water Science

Encyclopedia of water Science
  • Author : Stanley W. Trimble
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781351249812
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of water Science

Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, methods, and solutions for enhanced performance of water quality, treatment, conservation, and irrigation methods, as well as improved water efficiency in industrial, municipal, and agricultural programs. The second edition also includes greatly enhanced coverage of streams and lakes as well as many regional case studies. An International Team Addresses

Global Drought and Flood

Global Drought and Flood
  • Author : Huan Wu,Dennis P. Lettenmaier,Qiuhong Tang,Philip J. Ward
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781119427308
GET THIS BOOKGlobal Drought and Flood

Recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods Droughts and floods are causing increasing damage worldwide, often with devastating short- and long-term impacts on human society. Forecasting when they will occur, monitoring them as they develop, and learning from the past to improve disaster management is vital. Global Drought and Flood: Observation, Modeling, and Prediction presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods. It also describes the techniques and products currently

Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia

Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia
  • Author : Indrajit Pal,Mihir Bhatt
  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • ISBN : 9789353883904
GET THIS BOOKDrought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia

The geo-climatic conditions of South and South-East Asian countries are diverse and vulnerable to multiple natural hazards such as drought. Drought evolves over months or even years, affects a large spatial extent and causes enormous damages. Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia is a comprehensive reference on overall perspectives and scenarios on drought risk mitigation and management, based on researches and case studies from South and South-East Asian countries. Drought management is a complex area of work that

The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada

The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada
  • Author : University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Publisher : University of Regina Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0889771804
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Drought Early Warning and Forecasting

Drought Early Warning and Forecasting
  • Author : Chris Funk,Shraddhanand Shukla
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-06-03
  • ISBN : 9780128140123
GET THIS BOOKDrought Early Warning and Forecasting

Drought risk management involves three pillars: drought early warning, drought vulnerability and risk assessment, and drought preparedness, mitigation, and response. This book collects in one place a description of all the key components of the first pillar, and describes strategies for fitting these pieces together. The best modern drought early warning systems incorporate and integrate a broad array of environmental information sources: weather station observations, satellite imagery, land surface and crop model simulations, and weather and climate model forecasts, and

Drought

Drought
  • Author : Ana Iglesias,Dionysis Assimacopoulos,Henny A.J. Van Lanen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781119017172
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Comprehensive coverage of understanding, prevention, and risk management of extreme drought events, with examples of approaches followed in water-stressed regions This book describes the progress made in our understanding of severe drought and explains how we can deal with—and even avoid—complete devastation brought on by such punishing events. It brings forward advanced knowledge on drought hazard analysis and management, particularly from EU-funded research projects, to assist in the development of the corresponding drought management plans. In addition, this

Developing an Impact-Based Combined Drought Index for Monitoring Crop Yield Anomalies in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Developing an Impact-Based Combined Drought Index for Monitoring Crop Yield Anomalies in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
  • Author : Yared A. Bayissa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26
  • ISBN : 9780429679773
GET THIS BOOKDeveloping an Impact-Based Combined Drought Index for Monitoring Crop Yield Anomalies in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Having a robust drought monitoring system for Ethiopia is crucial to mitigate the adverse impacts of droughts. Yet, such monitoring system still lacks in Ethiopia, and in the Upper Blue Nile (UBN) basin in particular. Several drought indices exist to monitor drought, however, these indices are unable, individually, to provide concise information on the occurrence of meteorological, agricultural and hydrological droughts. A combined drought index (CDI) using several meteorological, agricultural and hydrological drought indices can indicate the occurrence of all

Flood Prevention and Drought Relief in Mekong River Basin

Flood Prevention and Drought Relief in Mekong River Basin
  • Author : Hui Liu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789811520068
GET THIS BOOKFlood Prevention and Drought Relief in Mekong River Basin

This book provides an overview of flood and drought in the Lower Mekong Basin, reviews the characteristics of flood and drought, and details structural and non-structural measures for flood and drought mitigation employed in the basin countries, as well as their flood and drought mitigation capacity. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers and engineers in the field of transboundary rivers, especially those with an interest in the Lower Mekong River.