Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity
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Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity : Principles of Drought and Water Scarcity

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This volume include over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines drought and all of the fundamental principles relating to drought and water scarcity. It includes coverage of the causes of drought, occurences, preparations, drought vulnerability assessments, societal implications, and more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 674 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 50.8mm | 1,429g
  • Productivity Press
  • Portland, United States
  • English
  • 130 Line drawings, black and white; 142 Halftones, black and white; 77 Tables, black and white; 201 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1498731023
  • 9781498731027

Table of contents

Editors


Contributors





1 Definition of Drought


Neil A. Coles and Saeid Eslamian





2 Desertification and Drought


Victor R. Squires





3 Meteorological Drought Indices: Definitions


Nicolas R. Dalezios, Zoltan Dunkel, and Saeid Eslamian





4 Hydrological Drought: Water Surface and Duration Curve Indices


Manish Kumar Goyal, Vivek Gupta, and Saeid Eslamian





5 Agricultural Drought Indices: Combining Crop, Climate, and Soil Factors


Nicolas R. Dalezios, Anne Gobin, Ana M. Tarquis Alfonso, and Saeid Eslamian





6 Agricultural Drought: Organizational Perspectives


Parvaneh TishehZan and Saeid Eslamian





7 Ocean Oscillation and Drought Indices: Principles


Olumide D. Onafeso





8 Ocean Oscillation and Drought Indices: Application


Mohammad Hadi Bazrkar and Saeid Eslamian





9 Cause and Occurrence of Drought


Rumia Basu, Chander Kumar Singh, and Saeid Eslamian





10 Drought Modeling Methods


Joao Filipe Santos, Inmaculada Pulido-Calvo, and Maria Manuela Portela





11 Drought Modeling Examples


Javad Bazrafshan, Somayeh Hejabi, and Saeid Eslamian





12 Observational Network and Drought Monitoring


Brij Bhushan





13 Real-Time Drought Management


Jonathan Peter Cox, Sara Shaeri Karimi, and Saeid Eslamian





14 Monitoring, Assessment, and Forecasting of Drought Using Remote Sensing and the Geographical Information System


Vaibhav Garg and Saeid Eslamian





15 Regionalization of Drought Prediction


Manish Kumar Goyal and Ashutosh Sharma





16 Drought Severity in a Changing Climate


Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Santiago Begueria, and Jesus Julio Camarero





17 Drought Early Warning and Information Systems


Richard R. Heim Jr., Michael J. Brewer, Roger S. Pulwarty, Donald A. Wilhite, Michael J. Hayes, and Mannava V.K. Sivakumar





18 Drought Assessment and Risk Analysis


Nicolas R. Dalezios, Ana M. Tarquis Alfonso, and Saeid Eslamian





19 New Approaches for Effective Drought Risk Assessment


Yildirim Kayam and Muslum Beyazgul





20 Drought and Acceptable Risks for Public Systems


Avanish K. Panikkar





21 Remote Sensing in Drought Quantification and Assessment


Nicolas R. Dalezios, Nicos V. Spyropoulos, and Saeid Eslamian





22 NASA Satellite-Based Global Precipitation Products and Services for Drought


Zhong Liu, Dana Ostrenga, William Teng, Steven J. Kempler, and Bruce Vollmer





23 Application of Data-Driven Models in Drought Forecasting


Shahab Araghinejad, Seyed-Mohammad Hosseini-Moghari, and Saeid Eslamian





24 Application of Intelligent Technology in Rainfall Analysis


Mehdi Vafakhah and Saeid Eslamian





25 Application of the Optimization Models and Decision Support Systems in Drought


Emery A. Coppola Jr., Manuel Sapiano, Michael Schembri, and Ferenc Szidarovszky





26 Copula Functions and Drought


Shahrbanou Madadgar and Hamid Moradkhani





27 Drought Frequency Characterization in Spain by Means of T Analysis


Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez and Luis Miguel Barranco





28 Rainfall Prediction Using Time Series Analysis


Mehdi Vafakhah, Hussein Akbari Majdar, and Saeid Eslamian





29 Meteorological Drought Indices: Rainfall Prediction in Argentina


Marcela H. Gonzalez, Eugenia M. Garbarini, Alfredo L. Rolla, and Saeid Eslamian





30 Modeling Hydrological Process by ARIMA-GARCH Time Series


Reza Hadizadeh and Saeid Eslamian





31 Gradation of Drought-Prone Area


Never Mujere, Xiaohua Yang, and Saeid Eslamian





32 Social Aspects of Water Scarcity and Drought


Johanna Hohenthal and Paola Minoia





33 Drought Losses to Local Economy


Md Mahmudul Haque, Amir Ahmed, Ataur Rahman, and Saeid Eslamian





34 Analysis of Drought Factors Affecting the Economy


Bapon S.H.M. Fakhruddin and Saeid Eslamian





Index
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Review quote

"The effect of drought on agricultural productivity is widely recognized, but the social, political, and psychological effects of drought may be just as important, especially in a world that is moving towards greater urbanization. The papers in this book discuss the broader aspects of drought, with a view towards the future in an uncertain world."
-Richard McCuen, University of Maryland, USA


"The three-volume Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity, edited by Saeid Eslamian, provides a unique synthesis of the recent state of knowledge, which has been fundamental for the development strategies and methodology of achieving the sustainable future we want."
-Maciej Zalewski, University of Lodz, Poland





"This handbook provides a welcome addition to the literature on drought and water scarcity. Each of the 102 chapters in this three-volume handbook addresses a different issue of water resource management during periods of drought and water scarcity. Hence, a water resource manager should be able to find discussion relevant to resolution of their resource management problem. My congratulations on the production of a handbook that is a most welcome addition to the literature on this topic."
- James E Ball, University of Technology Sydney, Australia





"The Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity includes a wide range of topics that will be an essential addition to professionals regarding the underlying concepts and techniques behind drought occurrence, its characterization, impacts, and consequences, and planning and management aspects. A valuable handbook for libraries worldwide."
-Jose D. Salas, Colorado State University, USA





"This three volume set is a comprehensive treatment on this complex and important subject. It presents the definition of drought and its indices used for various sectors, the effects of a changing climate and ocean oscillations on drought, advanced methods for forecasting its progression, modeling its impacts on environmental, economic, agricultural, and social conditions, and mitigation methods and strategies, including technology, law, policy, and education."
- Emery Coppola Jr., NOAH LLC, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA





"This three volume set presents the most current developments in the theoretical and practical aspects of forecasting and monitoring droughts, assessing their consequences in many areas and developing optimal management strategies to lower or even avoid their negative effects in all areas of the environment, economy and our life."
-Ferenc Szidarovszky, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
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About Faezeh A. Eslamian

Dr. Saeid Eslamian is professor of Hydrology at Isfahan University of Technology, where he heads the Hydrology Research Group in the Department of Water Engineering. His research focuses mainly on statistical and environmental hydrology and climate change. In particular, he is working on modeling and prediction of natural hazards including flood, drought, storms, wind, groundwater drawdown, and pollution for arid and semi-arid zones, particularly in urban areas. He is also a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and University of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has contributed to more than 300 publications in books, research journals, and technical reports or papers in conferences. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of both the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology and the Journal of Flood Engineering. He received ASCE and EWRI awards in 2009 and 2010 for his research.
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