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Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe : Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research - Jurgen V. Vogt

Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe

Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

By: Jurgen V. Vogt (Editor), Francesca Somma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780792365891
Number Of Pages: 328

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Drought is one of the major natural hazards, resulting in significant economic, social, and environmental costs. In Europe, water shortage is an important problem in many regions. However, despite the increasing awareness of this hazard, there is no European drought policy and institutional frameworks to cope with drought situations are only weakly developed. This book is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the drought problem in Europe and to discussing policy and management options to mitigate its impacts. It covers aspects from the detection of water stress to the planning of mitigation strategies. The contributions are written by recognised experts in their field and represent a unique collection of papers on the topic. Audience: The book will be of benefit to scientists, managers, and politicians involved in problems related to water management, risk assessment, and spatial planning. Students in Earth Sciences, especially in geography, climatology, hydrology, and agriculture, will find useful material in this collection of papers.

Introductionp. 3
Drought Events in Europep. 7
Drought Definition: A Hydrological Perspectivep. 23
Definition, Effects and Assessment of Groundwater Droughtsp. 49
Agricultural Drought - A Practical Approach to Definition, Assessment and Mitigation Strategiesp. 63
Drought Risk in a Changing Environmentp. 79
Synoptic Situations Causing Drought in the Mediterranean Basinp. 91
Streamflow Drought Frequency Analysisp. 103
Drought Preparedness in the United States: Recent Progressp. 119
The Estimation of Drought Risk in Europe from Soil and Climatic Datap. 133
Drought Monitoring and Assessment: Status and Trends in the United Statesp. 149
Comparison of Two Drought Indices for Drought Monitoring in Hungary - A Case Studyp. 161
Drought Monitoring from Spacep. 167
Scale Issues in Drought Monitoringp. 185
Socio-Economic Aspects of Droughtsp. 197
Assessment of the Vulnerability of a River System to Droughtp. 209
Key Elements of Remote Sensing Based Systems for Assessing Drought Impact on EU Agriculturep. 221
Drought Mitigation Measures: a Comprehensive Frameworkp. 233
Drought Mitigation Strategies - A Dynamic Approachp. 247
Some Lessons Learnt During the Drought of 1991-1995 in Spainp. 253
Global Systems Ameliorate Local Droughts: Water, Food and Tradep. 265
Decision Processes with Regard to Drought Monitoring and Mitigationp. 279
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 293
List of Contributorsp. 315
Subject Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792365891
ISBN-10: 0792365895
Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65

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