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Droughts in Asian Monsoon Region.

Author: Rajib Shaw; Huy Nguyen
Publisher: Bradford : Emerald Group Pub., 2011.
Series: Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to focus on explicit linkages between the changing environment and disasters and suggests proactive approaches towards disaster management. A ready-reference for field practitioners it covers areas such as elements of environmental entry, impacts of environment and disaster, strategies, planning and the way forward.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shaw, Rajib.
Droughts in Asian Monsoon Region.
Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rajib Shaw; Huy Nguyen
ISBN: 9780857248640 0857248642 1283354691 9781283354691
OCLC Number: 769342560
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Droughts in Asian Monsoon Region; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; List of editors; Brief introduction to the series; Brief introduction to the volume; Preface; Chapter 1 Overview and characteristics of Asian monsoon drought; Drought in Asian monsoon region; Regional characteristics; Drought types and characters; Patterns and trends of meteorological drought; Patterns and trends of agricultural and hydrological drought; Gaps and challenges at national and regional levels; About this book; Acknowledgments; References. Chapter 2 Socioeconomic impact of droughts in BangladeshIntroduction; Drought scenarios in Bangladesh; Types and causes of drought in Bangladesh; Impacts of drought in Bangladesh; Drought coping mechanism in Bangladesh; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3 Adaptation to droughts in Cambodia; Introduction; Drought definition in Cambodia; Drought events in Cambodia; Drought early warning, drought policy, and drought response; Discussion and conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4 Drought, its impacts and management: scenario in India; Drought scenario in India. Climate change and droughtImpacts of drought; Drought management: science and technology initiatives; Managing drought during different crop stages; Drought management: government initiatives; Conclusion; Note; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 5 Overview of droughts in Myanmar; Introduction; Rainfall deficit and drought; Severe drought experiences; Efforts to reduce water stress; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Drought risk reduction in the dry zone of Sri Lanka; Introduction; Evidence of droughts in Sri Lanka; Drought effects and expenditure; Drought risk reduction approaches. Tank rehabilitation in dry areasBuilding community resilience; References; Chapter 7 Thailand drought risk management: macro and micro strategies; Introduction; Understanding droughts in Thailand: contributory factors; Supply-management framework; Conclusions: advancement needed in macro and micro water-resource management; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 8 Drought risk management in Vietnam; Introduction; Drought definition and recognition in Vietnam; Overview of drought in Vietnam; Drought policy and drought response; Drought resilience mapping: Case of Ninh Thuan province. Discussion and conclusionAcknowledgments; References; Chapter 9 Proactive drought risk reduction approaches in the Asian monsoon region; Introduction; Early warning, identification, recognition of drought; Local agricultural practices; Strategy and policy options at national level; Strategy at the local government level; Role of local communities; Drought-proofing; Steps of drought risk management; Ecological planning for drought risk management; Acknowledgments; References.
Series Title: Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, 8.

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The Asian monsoon region is one of these areas where consecutive years of droughts are causing severe problems for the lives and livelihoods of the communities. This book outlines the characteristics  Read more...

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