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Drought assessment, management, and planning : theory and case studies

Author: Donald A Wilhite
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1993.
Series: Natural resource management and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drought is an insidious hazard of nature. 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Wilhite
ISBN: 0792393376 9780792393375
OCLC Number: 27641761
Description: xi, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface. Part One: Theory. 1. The Enigma of Drought; D.A. Wilhite. 2. Monitoring Regional Drought Conditions; K.G. Hubbard. 3. The Role of NOAA Satellite Data in Drought Early Warning and Monitoring: Selected Case Studies; G.E. Johnson, V. Rao Achutuni, S. Thiruvengadachari, F. Kogan. 4. Assessing the Regional Consequences of Drought: Putting the MINK Methodology to Work on Today's Problems; W.E. Easterling. 5. Agricultural Drought Management Strategies to Alleviate Impacts: Examples from the Arid and Subhumid Regions of the Indian Subcontinent; A.S.R.A.S. Sastri. 6. Planning for Drought: a Methodology; D.A. Wilhite. 7. Implications of Global Warming for Climate Variability and the Occurrence of Extreme Climate Events; L.O. Mearns. Part Two: Case Studies. 8. Drought Risk and Water Management in Israel: Planning for the Future; H.J. Bruins. 9. Indian Drought Management: from Vulnerability to Resilience; A.R. Subbiah. 10. Drought and Policy Responses in the Brazilian Northeast; A. Rocha Magalhaes. 11. Drought Policy in the Republic of South Africa; J.J. Bruwer. 12. Drought in Australia: Prediction, Monitoring, Management, and Policy; D. White, D. Collins, M. Howden. 13. Drought Mitigation in the United States: Progress by State Government; D.A. Wilhite, S.L. Rhodes. 14. Institutional Responses to the 1987-92 California Drought; J. Rich. 15. Drought in China: Present Impacts and Future Needs; Kerang Li, Xianchao Lin. Index.
Series Title: Natural resource management and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Donald A. Wilhite.
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