drought challenges

Drought Challenges
Author: Everisto Mapedza
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2019-09-25
Pages: 386
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought can occur anywhere, the systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations. Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world Analyzes policy linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, the private sector and communities Includes a discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

Handbook Of Drought And Water Scarcity
Author: Saeid Eslamian
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Pages: 782
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This volume includes over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines numerous management strategies for dealing with drought and scarcity. These strategies include management approaches for different regions, such as coastal, urban, rural, and agricultural areas. It offers multiple strategies for monitoring, assessing, and forcasting drought through the use of remote sensing and GIS tools. It also presents drought mitigation management strategies, such as groundwater management, rainwater harvesting, conservations practices, and more.

Drought And The Human Story
Author: Dr R L Heathcote
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Pages: 318
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Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing a significant role in their final demise. For societies in the 21st Century drought hovers on all horizons, the ultimate drought-proofing of society - long sought - remains elusive. This study of the human conceptualization of drought in a global setting examines the historical record from early human society through to present day concerns to explore how and why attitudes to drought have changed and why the mitigation of its impacts has become more difficult. To offer a more lasting strategy for protection against drought, the author argues that physical scientists need to combine their skills in understanding global ecology and their technological expertise with the social scientists' awareness of the socio-economic, political and cultural contexts in which modern societies operate. Both will have to ensure that their cooperative strategies for drought management will be understood and supported by the public. If this cooperation can be achieved, the future rampages of the Bull of Heaven may be contained.

Drought Frontiers In Rice  Crop Improvement For Increased Rainfed Production
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Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 400
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Rice drought-prone environments and coping strategies. Recent progress in breeding and genetics of drought resistance. Physiological and molecular mechanisms of drought resistance. Management of rainfed rice systems. Genes and genomics for drought-resistant rice. Conclusions and recommendations.

Urban Drought
Author: Bhaswati Ray
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-12-30
Pages: 427
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This book presents water insecurity issues in urban areas while developing a water security index and explores the innovative approaches to water development and management with examples from Asian cities. The urban water crisis is a global phenomenon, but it is more obvious in the megacities of the developing world. Urban drought, although not a familiar term, will pose a significant threat to humankind in the near future, especially in the context of increasing population in cities. Many cities are already unable to provide safe, clean water for their citizens. Some of the world’s largest cities depend heavily on groundwater for their water supply. It is unlikely that dependence on aquifers, which take many years to recharge, will be sustainable. As urban populations grow, water use will need to shift from agriculture to municipal and industrial uses, making decisions about allocating between different sectors difficult. Inefficient water-use practices by households and industries, fragmented management of water between sectors and institutions, climate-induced water shortages, environmental degradation of water sources, and inadequate use of alternate sources are also issues of major concern. Despite recent advances in the literature, there exists a considerable gap in attempting an integrated water-resource management approach. Covering all aspects of urban drought and water insecurity, this book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, academics, policy makers, and development practitioners.

The Challenges Of Drought
Author: Ethiopia. YaʻErdātā māstabābariyānā māqwāqwāmiyā komišen
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Release Date: 1985
Pages: 280
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Remote Sensing Of Drought
Author: Brian D. Wardlow
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Pages: 484
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Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches presents emerging remote sensing-based tools and techniques that can be applied to operational drought monitoring and early warning around the world. The first book to focus on remote sensing and drought monitoring, it brings together a wealth of information that has been scattered through

Natural Disasters And Extreme Events In Agriculture
Author: Raymond P. Motha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-07-06
Pages: 367
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Agricultural production is highly sensitive to weather and climate-related disasters such as drought, storm and flood. While it is not possible to prevent the occurrence of natural disasters, the resultant disastrous effects can be reduced mitigated through proper planning and effective preparation. This book, based on a gathering of experts in Beijing, discusses ways to reduce the vulnerability of agriculture to disaster and extreme events, both by accurate and timely warning, and by impact-reducing countermeasures.

Edexcel AS Geography Student Unit Guide  Unit 1 New Edition Global Challenges
Author: Sue Warn
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Pages: 96
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Written by senior examiners, Cameron Dunn and Sue Warn, this Edexcel AS Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 1: Global Challenges. This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index, examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required and exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade.

Increasing Rice Production In Bangladesh     Challenges And Strategies
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Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
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Challenges And Opportunities For Enhancing Sustainable Cowpea Production
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Publisher: IITA
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 433
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Challenges And Opportunities In Agrometeorology
Author: S.D. Attri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Pages: 600
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The global food security and sustainable agriculture are the key challenges before the scientific community in the present era of enhanced climate variability, rapidly rising population and dwindling resources. No part of the world is immune from meteorological extremes of one sort or another posing threat to the food security. Agrometeorology has to make most efficient use of the opportunities available in achieving the objectives of enhancing productivity and maintenance of sustainability. Increased awareness and technological advancement have provided opportunities to develop efficient agrometeorological services that can help cope with risks. These include improvements in weather forecasting, better understanding of the monsoon variability and crop-weather relationships, advances in operational agrometeorology and agrometeorological information systems, adaptation strategies to climate change and improved risk evaluation and management. This book based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in agrometeorological applications.

Environmental Challenges In The Mediterranean 2000   2050
Author: Antonio Marquina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 390
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This book addresses six key factors that will affect environmental policies in the Mediterranean region during the next fifty years: population growth, climate change, soil erosion and desertification, water scarcity, food production, and urbanization and pollution. The authors assess these as potential sources of violent conflict. The interdisciplinary approach makes this a relevant and useful reference for a broad range of professionals, specialists and researchers.

Drought  Risk Management  And Policy
Author: Linda Courtenay Botterill
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Pages: 226
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Australia and the United States face very similar challenges in dealing with drought. Both countries cover a range of biophysical conditions, both are federations that provide considerable responsibility to state governments for water and land management, and both face the challenges in balancing rural industry and urban development, especially in relation to the allocation of water. Yet there are critical differences in their approaches to drought science and policy. Drought, Risk Management, and Policy: Decision Making under Uncertainty explores the complex relationship between scientific research and decision making with respect to drought in Australia and the United States. Risk Management, not Crisis Management Drawing on the work of respected academic researchers and policy practitioners, the book discusses the issues associated with decision making under uncertainty and the perspectives, needs, and expectations of scientists, policy makers, and resource users. Starting from the position that drought is a risk to be managed, it considers the implications of the predicted impacts of future climate change. The book also examines the policy responses to these challenges and the role of scientific input into the policy process. Contributors look at drought risk management in action and how end users in the community incorporate drought science into their decision making. The book concludes with lessons learned about science, policy, and managing uncertainty. Get Insight into the Relationship between Science and Policy—and How to Turn That into More Effective Decision Making Throughout, the contributors identify possible reasons for differences in the use and application of drought sciences and approach to policy between the two countries, offering valuable insight into the relationship between scientific advice and the policy process. They also highlight the challenges faced at the science–policy interface. Crossing international borders and disciplinary boundaries, this timely collection tackles drought policy development as part of the broader discussion about climate change. Although the focus is on Australia and the United States, many of the lessons learned are relevant for any country dealing with drought.

Food Security And Climate Change In Dry Areas  Proceedings Of The International Conference On Food Security And Climate Change In Dry Areas Amman  Jordan 1 4 Feb 2010
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Publisher: ICARDA
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From Disaster Response To Risk Management
Author: Linda C. Botterill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Pages: 212
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An academically focused collection of papers highlighting the successes and challenges of a move from disaster to risk management in responding to drought. The book passes on the experiences gained from Australia’s trail-blazing new policy, introduced in 1992.

Meeting The Challenges To Food Security In The Horn Of Africa  Fourth Annual Peter Doherty Distinguished Lecture
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Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 18
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Drought
Author: Justin Sheffield
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Pages: 192
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Drought is one of the likely consequences of climate change in many regions of the world. Together with an increased demand for water resources to supply the world's growing population, it represents a potentially disastrous threat to water supplies, agriculture and food production, leading to famine and environmental degradation. Yet predicting drought is fraught with difficulty. The aim of this book is to provide a review of the historical occurrence of global drought, particularly during the 20th century and assess the likely potential changes over the 21st century under climate change. This includes documentation of the occurrence and impacts of major 20th century drought events and analysis of the contributing climatic and environmental factors that act to force, prolong and dissipate drought. Contemporary drought is placed in the context of climate variability since the last ice age, including the many severe and lengthy drought events that contributed to the demise of great civilizations, the disappearance of lakes and rivers, and the conversion of forests to deserts. The authors discuss the developing field of drought monitoring and seasonal forecasting and describe how this is vital for identifying emerging droughts and for providing timely warning to help reduce the impacts. The book provides a broad overview of large scale drought, from historic events such as the US Dust Bowl and African Sahel, and places this in the context of climate variability and change. The work is soundly based on detailed research that has looked at drought occurrence over the 20th century, global drought monitoring, modelling and seasonal prediction, and future projections from climate models.

Advances In Integrated Soil Fertility Management In Sub Saharan Africa  Challenges And Opportunities
Author: Andre Bationo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Pages: 1091
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Food insecurity is a fundamental challenge to human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production leads to low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risk and threat and lack of empowerment. This book offers a comprehensive synthesis of agricultural research and development experiences from sub-Saharan Africa. The text highlights practical lessons from the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Drought In Arid And Semi Arid Regions
Author: Kurt Schwabe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Pages: 507
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Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows how scientists, water managers, and policy makers approach drought and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions of Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United States.