Back to search

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy. Second Edition

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, 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 evolved in recent years, a new focus that shines light on preparedness strategies and the tools and methods that are essential in drought risk reduction. The book provides additional relevant case studies that integrate this new approach and discusses examples applied in both developed and developing countries.

Features

  • Addresses the three pillars of an integrated approach to drought risk reduction: monitoring and early warning and information delivery systems; vulnerability and impact assessment; and mitigation and response.
  • Provides sound analyses of the growing challenges presented by drought events and the shortcomings and opportunities for drought policy and preparedness in the context of water-related stresses across many jurisdictions
  • Discusses in-depth case studies from researchers and practitioners dealing with drought and water-sensitive issues at local, national, and global scales.
  • Presents the new science, theory and state-of the-art methods that have emerged throughout the world since the publication of the first edition.

Table of Contents

PART I: OVERVIEW

Drought as Hazard: Understanding the Natural and Social Context Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. Pulwarty

PART II: DROUGHT RISK REDUCTION, SHIFTING THE PARADIGM FROM MANAGING DISASTERS TO MANAGING RISK

The High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy: A Summary of Outcomes M.V.K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski, Mohamed Bazza, Antonio Magalhaes, Sergio Zelaya Bonilla and Donald Wilhite

Integrated Drought Management Initiatives Frederik Pischke and Robert Stefanski

National Drought Management Policy Guidelines: A Template for Action Donald A. Wilhite

Benefits of Action and Costs of Inaction: Drought Mitigation and Preparedness—A Literature Review Nicolas Gerber and Alisher Mirzabaev

PART III: ADVANCES IN TOOLS FOR DROUGHT PREDICTION, EARLY WARNING, DECISION SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT

Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities Jin Huang; Mark Svoboda, Andy Wood, Siegfried Schubert, Christa Peters-Lidard, Eric Wood, Roger Pulwarty, Annarita Mariotti and Dan Barrie.

Drought Monitoring and Early Warning: New Tools for the 21st Century Michael J. Hayes, Mark Svoboda, Kelly T. Redmond and Phil Pasteris

Handbook on Drought Indicators and Indices Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs

The Application of Triggers in Drought Management: An Example from Colorado  Taryn Finnessey and Nolan Doesken

Advancements in Satellite Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring Brian D. Wardlow, Martha Anderson, Chris Hain, Wade Crow, Jason Otkin, Tsegaye Tadesse and Amir AghaKouchak

Evapotranspiration, Evaporative Demand, and Drought Mike Hobbins, Daniel McEvoy and Christopher Hain

A Role for Streamflow Forecasting in Managing Risk Associated with Drought and other Water Crises Susan Cuddy, Rebecca Letcher, Francis H. S. Chiew, Blaire E. Nancarrow and Tony Jakeman

Drought Mitigation: Water Conservation Tools for Short-Term and Permanent Water Savings Amy Vickers

The Role of Water Harvesting and Supplemental Irrigation in Coping with Water Scarcity and Drought in the Dry Areas Theib Y. Oweis

PART IV: CASE STUDIES IN INTEGRATED DROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY

Floods Punctuated by Drought: A Case Study of Developing a Drought Early Warning System in the Midst of Alternating Extremes

Chad McNutt, Doug Kluck, Dennis Todey, Brian Fuchs, Mark Svoboda and Courtney Black

Managing Drought in Urban Centers: Lessons from Australia  Joanne Chong, Heather Cooley, Mary Ann Dickinson, Andrea Turner and Stuart White

Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Federal Political Systems Dustin E. Garrick, Lucia De Stefano and Daniel Connell

Drought Risk Management: Needs and Experiences in Europe Juergen Vogt, P. Barbosa, C. Carmelo, H. Carrao and Ch. Lavaysse

National Drought Policy in Mexico: A Paradigm Change from Reaction to Prevention Mario López Pérez, Felipe I. Arreguín Cortés and Oscar F. Ibáñez

Drought Risk Management in the Caribbean Community- Early Warning Information and other Risk Reduction Considerations

Adrian Trotman, Antonio Joyette, Cedric Van Meerbeeck, Roche Mahon, Shelly-Ann Cox, Neisha Cave and David Farrell

Facilitating a Proactive Drought Management and Policy Shift: Recent Lessons from Northeast Brazil Nathan Engle, Erwin De Nys, and Antonio Magalhães

Droughts and Drought Management in the Czech Republic in a Changing Climate  Miroslav Trnka, Rudolf Brázdil, Adam Vizina, Petr Dobrovolný, Jiří Mikšovský, Petr Štěpánek, Petr Hlavinka, Ladislava Řezníčková and Zdeněk Žalud

Drought Planning and Management in the Iberian Peninsula Rodrigo Maia and Sergio Vicente Serrano

Establishing the Queensland Drought Mitigation Centre Roger Stone

PART V: INTEGRATION AND CONCLUSIONS

Drought and Water Crises: Lessons Drawn, Some Lessons Learned, and the Road Ahead Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. Pulwarty