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Drought and Water Crises

Science, Technology, and Management Issues (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)

by Donald A. Wilhite

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by CRC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Applied ecology,
  • Geography,
  • Mathematics and Science,
  • Social impact of disasters,
  • Risk assessment,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Science,
  • Nature,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Water-supply,
  • Earth Sciences - Hydrology,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Droughts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8125442M
    ISBN 100824727711
    ISBN 109780824727710

    Get this from a library! Drought and water crises: science, technology, and management issues. [Donald A Wilhite;] -- OVERVIEWDrought as Hazard: Understanding the Natural and Social Context, Donald A. Wilhite and Margie Buchanan-SmithDROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYThe Challenge of. The drought has left farmers without a sustainable water source, ravaging crops and leaving citizens of the Caribbean on the precipice of a food crisis as well. Technology fills conservation’s void.

    @article{osti_, title = {Water crisis: ending the policy drought}, author = {Anderson, T L}, abstractNote = {When competition developed for water, property rights were overturned as water users turned to the government for guaranteed access. The costs and benefits of water use were separated, and demand increased faster than supply. Environment Cape Town water crisis: adapting to a water-scarce future. Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not.

    A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or ground water.A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region and harm to the local economy.   The current drought out West only underscores a problem entirely of our own making: for too long we have rigged the price of water to benefit a favored few. Book About the Water Crisis.


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Drought and Water Crises by Donald A. Wilhite Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Description. Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates.

Drought and Water Crises collates considerable information from diverse disciplines with the goal of reducing societal vulnerability to drought. Featuring case studies and stressing new technologies, the book seeks to encourage nations to adopt a more risk-based, proactive policy for water and drought : Hardcover.

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light Drought and Water Crises book present risks, global climate change and public policy actions.

This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting the global emphasis that has Format: Hardcover.

Drought and Water Crises: Drought and Water Crises book Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions.

This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting the global emphasis that has. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions.

This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting the global emphasis that has Cited by: 6. Drought and Water Crises. Science, Technology and Mgmt Issues | D.

Wilhite | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition - CRC Press Book Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy.

Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues explains the complexities of drought and the role of science, technology, and management in resolving many of the issues associated with the world's expanding water crises.

Contributors discuss a broad range of topics in attempting to answer these most pressing questions. Drought and Water Crises collates considerable information from diverse disciplines with the goal of reducing societal vulnerability to drought.

Featuring case studies and stressing new technologies, the book seeks to encourage nations to adopt a more risk-based, proactive policy for water and drought management.

This chapter describes a state perspective on drought and explains how one state, Colorado, has learned to use climatic data and monitoring tools to create and use various drought indexes to track water supplies and then trigger actions—all for the purpose of guiding mitigation and response : Taryn Finnessey, Nolan Doesken.

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy.

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management. Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues is an attempt to explain the complexities of drought and the role of science, technology, and management in resolving many of the perplexing issues associated with drought management and the world’s expanding water crises.

Tremendous advances have been. The immediate cause of the water crisis was the extreme drought from – that exceeded the planning norms of the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Research on long-term weather data done by the Climate System Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town determined that the low rainfall between the years and was a very rare and extreme event. [47]. 4 PART I – Drought in Western Cape Province – January Authors: D.

Masante, N. McCormick, J. Vogt 1 Executive Summary of PART I Western Cape Province in South Africa is going through a severe drought, affecting in particular the highly populated urban area of Cape Town andFile Size: 2MB.

A drought can be defined as a prolonged period of unusually dry weather in an area where some rain might normally be expected. Droughts involve water shortages, crop damage, steam flow reduction and depletion of groundwater and soil moisture. When do droughts happen.

A drought happens when a period of low rainfall leads to a shortage of water. Buying drinking water has become a daily occupation. At the supermarket yesterday, there was a frenzy to grab bottles as they were being delivered, and staff had Author: Melissa Twigg.

InI edited a book for CRC Press, Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues. The goal of this book series is to expand on the theme of the book by providing new information and innovative approaches to drought monitoring and early warning systems, mitigation, planning, and policy and the linkages between these challenges and important natural Author: Donald A.

Wilhite. "Drought and Water Crises collates considerable information from diverse Featuring case studies and stressing new technologies, the book seeks to encourage nations to adopt a more risk-based, proactive policy for water and drought management."--BOOK JACKET.

The global water crisis has many causes, requiring many different solutions. As billion people live in areas of water scarcity, these solutions must span policy, technology, and Author: Rosie Spinks. Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment).pdf.

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Rating: ★★★★★ 91 out of based on user. Cook gives special attention to paleoclimate and the role of drought in the crises of ancient civilizations.

A scientifically comprehensive and approachable overview of water issues throughout the world, Drought is a critical interdisciplinary text that will be essential reading for a broad range of students in earth science and environmental and sustainability studies.

After 6 years of drought, California has finally had a deluge of rain. But with much of the state's water supply being sent to LA, people in drought. When crisis water shortage reoccurred inan energy-demanding desalination plant was chosen to save Sydney’s from the drought.

Now all our other capital cities have such plants and by Australia had joined the global top 10 desalinated water producers.