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From disaster response to risk management : Australia's national drought policy

Author: Linda Courtenay Botterill; Donald A Wilhite
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.
Series: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1992 Australia's Commonwealth and State governments announced the introduction of a National Drought Policy adopting an innovative risk management approach. This work highlights the successes and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Courtenay Botterill; Donald A Wilhite
ISBN: 1402031238 9781402031236 1402031246 9781402031243 904816799X 9789048167999
OCLC Number: 60116535
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword. Contributors. Abbreviations. Glossary. Introduction - L. C. Botterill, D.A. Wilhite. Ch 1 Living In The Australian Environment - Mark Stafford Smith. Ch 2 Climate And Drought In The Subtropics-The Australian Example - J.A. Lindesay. Ch 3 Indigenous Water Philosophy In An Uncertain Land - D. Rose. Ch 4 Late Twentieth Century Approaches To Living With Uncertainty: The National Drought Policy - L.C. Botterill. Ch 5 Managing Risk? Social Policy Responses In Time Of Drought - D. Stehlik. Ch 6 Drought, News Media And Policy Debate - I. Ward. Ch 7 At The Intersection Of Science And Politics: Defining Exceptional Drought - D.H. White, L.C. Botterill, B. O'Meagher. Ch 8 Drought Risk As A Negotiated Construct - P. Hayman, P. Cox. Ch 9 Prospects For Insuring Against Drought In Australia - G. Hertzler. Ch 10 Policy For Agricultural Drought In Australia: An Economics Perspective - B. O'Meagher. Ch 11 Drought Policy And Preparedness: The Australian Experience In An International Context - D.A. Wilhite. Ch 12 Lessons For Australia And Beyond - L.C. Botterill. References.
Series Title: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 22.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Courtenay Botterill and Donald A. Wilhite.
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