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Book Pages: 689 - Publish Date: 2017-07-20 - Publisher: CRC Press
Description: This volume includes over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines the environmental aspects of drought such as groundwater and soil contamination, river low-flow, urban water quality, and desertification. It also examines the effects of climate change and variability on drought, and discusses the differences in groundwater, rainfall, and temperatures and their related effects. It presents analytical modeling for better understanding drought in uncertain and changing climates.
Author(s): J. G. Ballard
Book Pages: 240 - Publish Date: 2012-04-16 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Description: "Water. Man's most precious commodity is a luxury of the past. Radioactive waste from years of industrial dumping has caused the sea to form a protective skin strong enough to devastate the Earth it once sustained. And while the remorseless sun beats down on the dying land, civilization itself begins to crack."--P. [4] of cover.
Author(s): Palagummi Sainath
Book Pages: 488 - Publish Date: 1996 - Publisher: Penguin Books India
Description: In this thoroughly researched study of the poorest of the poor, we get to see how they manage, what sustains them, and the efforts, often ludicrous, to do something for them.
Book Pages: 192 - Publish Date: 2012-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge
Description: First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author(s): Donald A. Wilhite
Book Pages: 293 - Publish Date: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Description: Drought is an insidious hazard of nature. It originates from a deficiency of precipitation that results in a water shortage for some activity or some group. Africa has suffered the most dramatic impacts from drought during the past several decades the recent droughts in the southern and eastern portions of the continent are testimony to that fact. However, the vulnerability of all nations to exten...
Book Pages: 100 - Publish Date: 2016-05-23 - Publisher: Springer
Description: The book contains suggestion on suitable crop rotations for salt-affected soils to maximize the productivity of lands and water under current climate and under climate change in 2030. This book discusses droughts and water scarcity, which are important issues related to natural phenomena and affected by climate variability and change. It calls for reassessing the prevailing crop structure in Egypt...
Book Pages: 579 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Elsevier
Description: Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practising hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools,...
Book Pages: 616 - Publish Date: 1979 - Publisher: Unknown
Description: None
Book Pages: 230 - Publish Date: 2016-08-05 - Publisher: CRC Press
Description: Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought’s onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades. However, drought management must be aimed at reducing the risks of future drought events on economi...
Book Pages: 328 - Publish Date: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Description: 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 o...