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Drought in the United States : causes, considerations and policy recommendations

Author: Julie Simonetti; Matt Suricka
Publisher: New York, NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013. ©2013
Series: Environmental science, engineering and technology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drought is a natural hazard with potentially significant societal, economic, and environmental consequences. Public policy issues related to drought range from how to identify and measure drought to how best to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate drought impacts, and who should bear such costs. This book provides information relevant to drought policy discussions by describing the physical causes of drought,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Simonetti; Matt Suricka
ISBN: 9781622575602 1622575601
OCLC Number: 798617148
Notes: Imprint: Novinka.
Description: ix, 113 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Drought in the United States: causes and issues for Congress / Peter Fogler, Betsy A. Cody and Nicole T. Carter --
Preparing for drought in the 21st century / National Drought Policy Commission.
Series Title: Environmental science, engineering and technology series.
Responsibility: Julie Simonetti and Matt Suricka, editors.

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Drought is a natural hazard with potentially significant societal, economic, and environmental consequences. Public policy issues related to drought range from how to identify and measure drought to how best to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate drought impacts, and who should bear such costs. This book provides information relevant to drought policy discussions by describing the physical causes of drought, drought history in the United States, examples of regional drought conditions, and policy challenges related to drought.

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