Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

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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.


1. Introduction

PART I: Agronomy, Irrigation Technology, and Water Supply

2. Adapting Irrigated Agriculture to Drought in the San Joaquin Valley of California

3. Impact of Drought on Adelaide's Water Supply System: Past, Present and Future

4. Living with Drought in the Irrigated Agriculture of the Ebro Basin (Spain): Structural and Water Management Actions

5. Irrigation and Drought in a Southern Australian Climate that is Arid, Variable, and Changing

6. Irrigation Associations Coping with Drought: The Case of Four Irrigation Districts in Eastern Spain

7. Crop Choices with Limiting Water Supplies: Deficit Irrigation and Sensitive Crop Growth Stages

8. Drought Adaptation Measures and Risk Tolerance of Commercial, Small-Scale and Subsistence Maize Farmers in the Free State and Northwest Province of South Africa

PART II: Ecological Impacts of Drought

9. Impacts of Water Scarcity and Drought on Iberian Aquatic Ecosystems

10. Ecological Responses and Interactions with Drought in the Southwestern United States

11. Agriculture, Water Mismanagement and Ecosystem Transformations in the Cuatrociénegas Valley in the Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico

12. The Murray-Darling Basin: Ecosystem Response to Drought and Climate Change

PART III: Hydrology and Water Resource Systems

13. Drought Planning and Management in the Júcar River Basin, Spain

14. Drought as a Catalyst for Change: A Case Study of the Steenkoppies Dolomitic Aquifer

15. Evaluation of Groundwater Flow System Functioning in Mexico to Reduce Drought Impacts

16. Drought and Climate Change in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Hydrological Perspective

17. Climate Change Impacts on California's Water Resources

PART IV: Economic Considerations and Drought

18. Water Scarcity and Droughts in Spain: Impacts and Policy Measures

19. Modeling Economic-Engineering Responses to Drought The California Case

20. Principles for Economically Efficient and Environmentally Sustainable Water Markets: The Australian Experience

21. Drought Management Strategies in South Africa and the Potential for Economic Policy Instruments

PART V: Water Management and Policy

22. Some Considerations Regarding Water Management in Mexico: Towards an Integrated Management System

23. Water Scarcity and Drought Management in the Ebro Basin

24. Responding to Extreme Drought in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

25. Potential Political Impacts in Southern California of Drought-Related Water Availability and Rate Increases

26. Drought and its Role in Shaping Water Policy in Australia

PART VI: Conclusion

27. Summaries and Considerations

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Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
A Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Country Perspective
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