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Drought in arid and semi-arid regions : a multi-disciplinary and cross-country perspective

Author: Kurt Schwabe
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
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Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows how scientists, water managers, and policy makers approach drought and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions of Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United States.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Schwabe
ISBN: 9789400766365 940076636X 9400766351 9789400766358
OCLC Number: 853261829
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
PART I: Agronomy, Irrigation Technology, and Water Supply --
2. Adapting Irrigated Agriculture to Drought in the San Joaquin Valley of California --
3. Impact of Drought on Adelaide{u2019}s Water Supply System: Past, Present and Future --
4. Living with Drought in the Irrigated Agriculture of the Ebro Basin (Spain): Structural and Water Management Actions --
5. Irrigation and Drought in a Southern Australian Climate that is Arid, Variable, and Changing --
6. Irrigation Associations Coping with Drought: The Case of Four Irrigation Districts in Eastern Spain --
7. Crop Choices with Limiting Water Supplies: Deficit Irrigation and Sensitive Crop Growth Stages --
8. Drought Adaptation Measures and Risk Tolerance of Commercial, Small-Scale and Subsistence Maize Farmers in the Free State and Northwest Province of South Africa --
PART II: Ecological Impacts of Drought --
9. Impacts of Water Scarcity and Drought on Iberian Aquatic Ecosystems --
10. Ecological Responses and Interactions with Drought in the Southwestern United States --
11. Agriculture, Water Mismanagement and Ecosystem Transformations in the Cuatrociénegas Valley in the Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico --
12. The Murray-Darling Basin: Ecosystem Response to Drought and Climate Change --
PART III: Hydrology and Water Resource Systems --
13. Drought Planning and Management in the Júcar River Basin, Spain --
14. Drought as a Catalyst for Change: A Case Study of the Steenkoppies Dolomitic Aquifer --
15. Evaluation of Groundwater Flow System Functioning in Mexico to Reduce Drought Impacts --
16. Drought and Climate Change in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Hydrological Perspective --
17. Climate Change Impacts on California{u2019}s Water Resources --
PART IV: Economic Considerations and Drought --
18. Water Scarcity and Droughts in Spain: Impacts and Policy Measures --
19. Modeling Economic-Engineering Responses to Drought {u2013} The California Case --
20. Principles for Economically Efficient and Environmentally Sustainable Water Markets: The Australian Experience --
21. Drought Management Strategies in South Africa and the Potential for Economic Policy Instruments --
PART V: Water Management and Policy --
22. Some Considerations Regarding Water Management in Mexico: Towards an Integrated Management System --
23. Water Scarcity and Drought Management in the Ebro Basin --
24. Responding to Extreme Drought in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia --
25. Potential Political Impacts in Southern California of Drought-Related Water Availability and Rate Increases --
26. Drought and its Role in Shaping Water Policy in Australia --
PART VI: Conclusion --
27. Summaries and Considerations.
Responsibility: Kurt Schwabe [and others], editors.
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