Drought management: Crisis vs. risk management

Michael J. Hayes, Donald A. Wilhite, Mark D. Svoboda, Kelly Helm Smith

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Drought is a normal part of the climate. Yet, because of its insidious nature, most droughts are unexpected and catch everyone unprepared. As water resources are stretched to their limit, the vulnerability of societies to drought increases. Thus, the key to reducing costs and losses caused by drought will come from preparedness and timely mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Dec 3 1996Dec 5 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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