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.
Table of Contents
1 Drought Management: Initiatives and Objectives
Yohannes Yihdego and Saeid Eslamian
2 Impacts of Drought on Social and Agricultural Systems
Hussein A. Amery and Christina A. Boyes
3 Capacity Building and Drought Management
Shafi Noor Islam, Sandra Reinstädtler, and Albrecht Gnauck
4 Adaption to Droughts
Never Mujere and Sanjay M. Yadav
5 Drought Management Strategies in Water-Stressed/Water-Scarce Regions
Ismail Kaan Tuncok and Saeid Eslamian
6 Drought Management in an Urban Context
Avanish K. Panikkar
7 Drought Management in Coastal Areas
8 Drought Management for Landscape and Rural Security
Sandra Reinstädtler, Shafi Noor Islam, and Saeid Eslamian
9 Drought Assessment and Management for Heat Waves Monitoring
Nicolas R. Dalezios and Saeid Eslamian
10 Drought and Pest Management
11 Groundwater Management in Drought Conditions
Eduardo Kruse and Saeid Eslamian
12 Reservoir Operation during Drought
Shahab Araghinejad, Seyed-Mohammad Hosseini-Moghari, and Saeid Eslamian
13 Crisis Management Planning and Drought Management Plans
Saeid Eslamian, Behnaz Khosravi, Majedeh Sayahi, and Majedeh Haeri-Hamedani
14 Functional Analysis of Regional Drought Management
Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir and Saeid Eslamian
15 Rainfall Management for Sustainable Agriculture
Never Mujere and Rajendra Kumar Isaac
16 Deficit Irrigation: Farmlands
Ali Zahraei, Sara Saadati, and Saeid Eslamian
17 Deficit Irrigation: Greenhouse
Mohammad Javad Amiri, Saeid Eslamian, Mehdi Bahrami, and Neda Yousefi
18 Deficit Irrigation: Optimization Models
Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari, Mohammad Shayannejad, Saeid Eslamian, Fereshteh Zamani, Nasrin Shojaei, Bahareh Navabpour, Zahra Majidifar, Amin Sadri, Zahra Ghasemi-Siani, Hossein Nourozi, Omid Vafaei, and Seyed-Mohamad-Amir Homayouni
19 Drought Mitigation Practices
Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin, Oyenike Mary Eludoyin, and Saeid Eslamian
20 Social Impacts of a National Drought Policy in Australia
Tamara Sysak and Ruth Beilin
21 History of Drought Management in Australia
Kathryn Reardon-Smith, Allyson Williams, Shahbaz Mushtaq, David Cobon, David McRae, and Louis Kouadio
22 Politics of Drought Management and Water Control in India
S. Mohammed Irshad and Saeid Eslamian
23 Drought Management for Horticultural Crops in India
Ravi Patil and Saeid Eslamian
24 Interbasin Transfers of Water for Southern Africa
Samir Anwar Al-Gamal
25 Drought Management Planning Resources for Water Suppliers in Pakistan
Saifullah Khan and Saeid Eslamian
26 Forest Fire Mitigation under Water Shortage
Leila Sedaei, Nazila Sedaei, Jonathan Peter Cox, Nicolas R. Dalezios, and Saeid Eslamian
27 Education Program for Drought
Neda Torabi Farsani, Carlos Neto de Carvalho, and Saeid Eslamian
28 Policy Framework of Drought Risk Mitigation
29 Drought Law and Policy
Bosun Banjoko and Saeid Eslamian
30 Emergency Drought Consequence Plan
Sara Nazif, Hamed Tavakolifar, and Saeid Eslamian
31 Coping with Drought
Mohsen Mohseni Saravi, Reza Shahbazi, and Saeid Eslamian
32 Integrated Water Resources Management under Water Scarcity
Saeid Eslamian, Elham Mohri-Isfahani, Arash Mahdavi, Foroozan Rajaei-Rizi, Maryam Marzi-Nouhedani, Mahboubeh Ghasemi-Zanyani, Sara Dehghani, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseini-Teshnizi, Farzad Esmaeili, Nasrin Shojaei, Mohsen Ghane, and Ali Hasantabar-Amiri
33 Drought and Dust Management
Alireza Aghaei, Saeid Eslamian, Nicolas R. Dalezios, Ali Saeidi-Rizi, and Sivash Bahredar
34 Drought Management: Current Challenges and Future Outlook
Saeid Eslamian, Nicolas R. Dalezios, Vijay P. Singh, Jan Adamowski, Sheyda Mohammadifard, Ramin Bahmani, Somayeh Eskandari, Mehdi Zomorodian, Ata Arefeyan, Sara Dehghani, Mina Aghaesmaeili, Meysam Shahbazi, Mohammad Taghi Amoushahi, Narges Yousefi, and Arya Namdi
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.
Faezeh A. Eslamian is a PhD candidate of bioresource engineering and research assistant at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is currently working on the fate and transport of phosphorus through subsurface drained farmlands. Dr. Eslamian completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where she evaluated natural and low-cost absorbents for the removal of pollutants such as textile dyes and heavy metals. Furthermore, she has conducted research on the worldwide water quality standards, wastewater reuse, and drought guidelines.
"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