Coping with Drought Risk in Agriculture and Water Supply

Drought Management Guidelines for the Mediterranean
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26, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

This collection of papers has wide appeal. It includes subjects ranging from the social and hydrological context of Mediterranean countries, to the role of organizations and institutions in drought preparedness and case studies of effective interventions.
Addresses the growing issue of drought preparedness planning, monitoring, and mitigation which has worldwide application
Part I Challenges to drought management in Mediterranean countries
1. Drought Monitoring as a Component of Drought Preparedness Planning
Donald A. Wilhite
2. Soft law principles for improving drought management in Mediterranean countries
Esther López-Barrero and Ana Iglesias
3. A checklist for drought policy development
Nicos X. Tsiourtis
4. An environmental focus on drought: the Water Framework Directive
Abel La Calle Marcos
5. Guidelines to develop drought management plans
Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote and Antonino Cancelliere

Part II Methods and approaches for drought management
6. Drought characterisation in the Mediterranean
George Tsakiris and Dialekti Pangalou
7. A Paradigm for Applying Risk and Hazard Concepts in Proactive Planning
George Tsakiris
8. Assessment of drought risk in water supply systems
Antonino Cancelliere, Vincenzo Nicolosi and Giuseppe Rossi
9. Mathematical models for reservoir operation in Tunisia
Mohammed Hedi Louati and Fethi Lebdi
10. Risk management instruments supporting drought planning and policy
Alberto Garrido, Almudena Gomez-Ramos
11. Methods for evaluating social vulnerability to drought
Ana Iglesias, Marta Moneo and Sonia Quiroga
12. Methods for social participation and conflict resolution
Ignacio Celaya, Antonio Rodríguez Perea and Xavi Carbonell

Part III Learning from the Case studies
13. Development of drought management plans in Spain
Luis Garrote, Ana Iglesias and Francisco Flores
14. Characterizing drought risk in a Sicilian river basin
Giuseppe Rossi, Brunella Bonaccorso, Vincenzo Nicolosi and Antonino Cancelliere
15. The role of groundwater during drought
Maria Casado, Francisco Flores and Roberto Gil
16. Drought severity thresholds and drought management in Greece
Dialekti Pangalou, Dimitris Tigkas, Harris Vangelis, George Tsakiris and Aikaterini Nanou-Giannarou
17. Using and testing drought indicators
Luis García, Alejandro Carrasco and Juan Carlos Ibáñez
18. Drought management in the urban water supply system of Canal de Isabel II, Spain
Francisco Cubillo
19. The role of non-conventional and lower quality water for the satisfaction of the domestic needs in drought management plans
Nicos X. Tsiourtis
Annex 1. Glossary of terms and concepts
Today drought causes severe social problems and receives broad attention from the international scientific and policy communities. Drought management in the Mediterranean region exemplifies many other drought-prone regions with rapidly expanding populations that are placing increased pressure on already limited water supplies. The experiences in the development and implementation of drought management plans in the Mediterranean highlight the success and challenges of coping with drought for societies with different vulnerabilities. Based on these experiences and the current methods for evaluating risk, the book synthesises guidelines for drought management that can be applied to other regions.
Coping with Drought Risk in Agriculture and Water Supply Systems addresses the growing issue of drought preparedness planning, monitoring, and mitigation which has worldwide application. The book collates considerable information from diverse disciplines. The information is presented to appeal to a broad scientific and policy audience seeking to develop proactive drought management plans effective for decreasing social vulnerability.
This book has been written within the framework of the MEDROPLAN (Mediterranean Drought Preparedness and MItigation Planning) Project, co-funded by the European Union through the Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for Local Water Management (MEDA Water) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza - CIHEAM (Spain; Coordinator), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), University of Catania (Italy), Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hasan II (Morocco), Canal de Isabel II (Spain), Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo (Spain), Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo (Spain) and Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Environnement et des Ressources Hydrauliques (Tunisia).
Audience:This book will be of interest to agricultural, water and land managers; policy-makers; researchers in natural hazards and risk management; graduate students in natural hazards, agricultural and water management, rural planning, policy development, and social development.

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