1st Edition

Integrated Drought Management, Volume 1 Assessment and Spatial Analyses in Changing Climate

    614 Pages 133 Color & 133 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    614 Pages 133 Color & 133 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The first volume of this comprehensive global perspective on Integrated Drought Management is focused on understanding drought, causes, and the assessment of drought impacts. It explains different types of drought: agricultural, meteorological, hydrological, and socioeconomic droughts, their indices and the impact of climate change on drought. The volume also examines spatiotemporal analysis of drought, variability and patterns, assessment, and drought evaluation. With numerous case studies from India, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, US, and other countries, this volume serves as a valuable resource for all readers who want to advance their knowledge on drought and risk management.


  • Provides a global perspective on drought prediction and management and a synthesis of the recent state of knowledge.
  • Covers a wide range of topics from essential concepts and advanced techniques for forecasting and modeling drought to societal impacts, consequences, and planning.
  • Presents numerous case studies with different management approaches from different regions and countries.
  • Addresses how climate change impacts drought, the increasing challenges associated with managing drought, decision making, and policy implications.
  • Includes contributions from hundreds of experts around the world.
  • Professionals, researchers, academics, and postgraduate students with knowledge in environmental sciences, ecology, agriculture, forestry, hydrology, water resources engineering, and earth sciences, as well as those interested in how climate change impacts drought management, will gain new insights from the experts featured in this two-volume handbook.

    Chapter 1: Understanding Drought: definitions, causes, assessments, forecasts, and management

    Jeongwoo Han and Vijay P. Singh

    Chapter 2: Drought concepts, its characterization and indicators

    Latief Ahmad, Nimra Arain, Aisha Akber, Sameera Qayoom, Owais A. Bhat, Rohitashw Kumar

    Chapter 3: Spatial Assessment of Meteorological and Agricultural Drought in Northern India

    Dharmendra Singh, Darshana Duhan, Deepak Jhajharia

    Chapter 4: Assessment of meteorological drought characteristics in Brazil

    Rafael Pedrollo de Paes, Veber Afonso Figueiredo Costa

    Chapter 5: Drought in Rio de Janeiro State, Southeast Brazil

    Givanildo de Gois, José Francisco de Oliveira-Júnior, Bruno Serafini Sobral

    Chapter 6: The Mexican drought (2011): an insight into the 29-month drought in Aguascalientes

    Miguel Angel González-González, Osias Ruiz-Álvarez, Arturo Corrales-Suastegui

    Chapter 7: Investigating the relationship between the temporal distribution of precipitation and flow shortness volume over Lake Urmia Basin, Iran

    Mohammad Nazeri Tahroudi, Farshad Ahmadi, Yousef Ramezani, Mohsen Pourreza-Bilondi, Rasoul Mirabbasi

    Chapter 8: Long-Term Drought Study in Algeria based on Meteorological Data

    Youcef Himri, S. Rehman, L. M. Alhems, S. Himri, M. Merzouk, N. Kasbadji Merzouk

    Chapter 9: Severe droughts over India

    Milind Mujumdar, Preethi Bhaskar, Bhupendra Bahadur Singh, Goswami Mangesh, Naresh Ganeshi

    Chapter 10: Comparison of Bhalme-Mooley Drought Index with Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index: The Case of Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Mpaphi Major, B. P. Parida

    Chapter 11: Analysis of drought using a modified version of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index

    Mohammad Nazeri Tahroudi, Farshad Ahmadi, Yousef Ramezani, Rasoul Mirabbasi

    Chapter 12: Evaluation of an Evapotranspiration Deficit-based Drought Index and its Impacts on Carbon Productivity in the Levant and Iraq

    Karam Alsafa, Shuoben Bi, Safwan Mohammed, Ali Mokhtar, Hazem Ghassan Abdo, Hongming He

    Chapter 13: Analysis of meteorological drought using Joint Deficit Index based on downscaled precipitation data

    Farshad Ahmadi, Mohammad Nazeri Tahroudi, Yousef Ramezani, Rasoul Mirabbasi

    Chapter 14: Comparability Analyses of three Meteorological Drought Indices in Turkey

    Babak Vaheddoost, Mir Jafar Sadegh Safari

    Chapter 15: Trend identification in multi-scalar SPI over Uttarakhand, India

    Anurag Malik, Anil Kumar, Zaher Mundher Yaseen

    Chapter 16: Temporal Trends of Aridity Index under Subtropical Highland Climate in Northeast India

    Pema Tshering Lepcha, Deepak Jhajharia

    Chapter 17: Observed trends in annual aridity index in North-central Mexico

    Osias Ruiz-Álvarez, Arturo Corrales-Suastegui, Ronald Ernesto Ontiveros-Capurata, Reyna Cruz-Cruz, Vijay P. Singh

    Chapter 18: Hydrological Drought Index based on Streamflow Regime

    I Wayan Yasa

    Chapter 19: Meteorological drought assessment in mountainous regions based on outputs of general circulation models

    Mustafa Nuri Balov, Babak Vaheddoost, Mir Jafar Sadegh Safari

    Chapter 20: Climate Change Impact on Groundwater Droughts: Case study Groundwater-dependent Irrigation System

    Morteza Mohsenipour, Shamsuddin Shahid, Tarmizi Ismail, Mohamad Rajab Houmsi

    Chapter 21: Impact of Climate Change on Occurrence and Severity of Drought

    R. P. Pandey, R.V. Kale, J.P. Patra, R.V. Galkate

    Chapter 22: Climate Change effect on Crop Water Stress: case study of Syria

    Mohamad Rajab Houmsi, Shamsuddin Shahid, Morteza Mohsenipour

    Chapter 23: Biodiversity and Functions of Alluvial System Facing Severe Droughts Induced by Global Change

    D. Mimoun, S. Gaur, D. Graillot, Mohit Kumar Srivastava

    Chapter 24: Climate change impacts on meteorological and hydrological droughts and their hazard propagations in China

    Jie Chen, Lei Gu

    Chapter 25: Climate Change may raise Physiology Disorders on the Grape (Vitis Vinifera l) and Pecan (Carya Illinoinensis) in the Sonoran Desert, Mexico

    Gerardo Martinez-Diaz, Osias Ruiz-Álvarez, Arturo Corrales-Suastegui

    Chapter 26: Scientific evidence supporting the progression of climate change-induced drought from the history

    Biplab Sadhukhan, R. K. Srivastava, Arun Chakraborty, R. K. Panda

    Chapter 27: Climate Change, Drought and Water Resources

    Sabah Parvaze, Rohitashw Kumar, Junaid Nazir Khan, Saqib Parvaze

    Chapter 28: Climate Change and Gender Drudgery in Rice Based Mono-cropping System of Meghalaya State in North Eastern Hill Region of India: Impact Evaluation

    Ram Singh, S. M. Feroze


    Professor V.P. Singh, PhD, DSc, is a University Distinguished Professor, a Regents Professor, and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A&M University, USA. He earned his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in engineering. He is a registered professional engineer, a registered professional hydrologist, and an honorary diplomat of ASCE-AAWRE. Dr. Singh is a distinguished member of ASCE, an Honorary Member of IWRA, a Distinguished Fellow of AGGS, and an Honorary Member of AWRA, and a fellow of EWRI-ASCE, IAH, ISAE, IWRS, and IASWC. He has published extensively in the areas of hydrology, irrigation engineering, hydraulics, groundwater, water quality, and water resources with more than 1370 journal articles; 32 textbooks; 75 edited reference books, including Handbook of Applied Hydrology and Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers; 115 book chapters; and 315 conference papers. He has received more than 100 national and international awards, including three honorary doctorates. He is a member of 12 international science/engineering academies. Dr. Singh has served as President of the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH);President of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers; President of International Association for Water, Environment, Energy, and Society; and Chair of Watershed Council of American Society of Civil Engineers. He has served as editor-in-chief of five journals and two book series and serves on editorial boards of more than 25 journals and three book series. His Google Scholar citations are 72,000; h-index of 119; and I10-index of 1025.

    Professor Deepak Jhajharia, PhD, is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering & Post Harvest Technology (Central Agricultural University), Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He is also acting as principal investigator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures and Environment Management (CAEPHT centre) funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He graduated in Agricultural Engineering in 1998 from the College of Technology and Engineering (MPUAT), Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, and post-grad in Water Resources Engineering from Department of Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Prof. Jhaijharia earned his PhD from the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. He is the recipient of the prestigious Science Without Borders scholarship - Young Talent of CNPq (Brazil) as Research Collaborator at Department of Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural De Pernambuco (UFRPE), Ministry of Education, Brazil. He has 22 years of academic experience and has published more than 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, reports or extension bulletins. He has guided one PhD and 13 MTech theses in the field of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering along with many undergraduate theses in the field of Agricultural Engineering. Prof. Jhaijharia is co-editor of Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change and Applied Agricultural Practices for Mitigating Climate Change published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. He also conducted a 21-day summer school for scientists from ICAR and faculty members from different universities of India and one 90-day skill development training programme on Greenhouse Technology for school drop-outs and unemployed rural youth from six states of northeast India. Prof. Jhaijharia was awarded the CSIRO Land and Water Publication Award 2013, CSIRO Australia for global review paper published in Journal of Hydrology. He was also judged the best extension scientist (2017-2018) of the AICRP on PET in recognition of outstanding contribution for extension and popularization of Plasticulture Technologies in Sikkim. He is recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award (in 2016) by the College of Technology and Engineering Alumni Society, CTAE (MPUAT), Udaipur. He was elected as the Fellow of Indian Association of Hydrologists, Roorkee (in 2015) and Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee (2019). He is also a life member of 14 different professional societies from India and abroad. His Google Scholar citations are 3042 and h-index of 18.

    Rasoul Mirabbasi, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at Shahrekord University, Iran. He is also Head of the Water Resources Center of Shahrekord University. His research focuses mainly on Statistical and Environmental Hydrology and Climate Change. In particular, he is working on Modeling Natural Hazards including flood, drought, wind, and pollution toward a sustainable environment. Formerly, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has contributed to more than 150 publications in journals, books, or technical reports. Dr. Mirabbasi is the reviewer of about 30 Web of Science (ISI) Journals. His Google Scholar citations are 1916 and h-index of 22.

    Rohitashw Kumar, PhD, is a Professor in the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, She-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, India. He is also holding additional charge of Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology and SKUAST- Kashmir, Srinagar (India). He is also Professor Water Chair (Sheikkul Alam Shiekh Nuruddin Water Chair), Ministry of Water Resources, Goverment of India, at National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (J&K). He earned his PhD in  water resources engineering from NIT, Hamirpur and Master's of Engineering in irrigation water management engineering from MPUAT, Udaipur. He received the Special Research Award in 2017 and Student Incentive Award-2015 (PhD Research) from Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi. He has also received the first prize in India for best MTech thesis in Agricultural Engineering in 2001. He graduated from Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural and Technology, Udaipur, India, in Agricultural Engineering. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, four practical manuals and 20 chapters in books. He has guided ten post-graduate students in soil and water engineering. He has handled more than ten research projects as a principal or co-principal investigator. Since 2011, he has been Principal Investigator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures and Environment Management (Srinagar Centre) funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. His Google Scholar citations are 1148 and h-index of 18.