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Drought, risk management, and policy: decision making under by Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield

By Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield

Australia and the U.S. face very comparable demanding situations in facing drought. either international locations hide quite a number biophysical stipulations, either are federations that offer significant accountability to kingdom governments for water and land administration, and either face the demanding situations in balancing rural and concrete improvement, in particular with regards to the allocation of water. but there are severe ameliorations of their techniques to drought technology and coverage. Drought, chance administration, and coverage: determination Making less than Uncertainty explores the complicated courting among medical examine and determination making with recognize to drought in Australia and the United States.

Risk administration, now not predicament Management

Drawing at the paintings of revered educational researchers and coverage practitioners, the booklet discusses the problems linked to choice making lower than uncertainty and the views, wishes, and expectancies of scientists, coverage makers, and source clients. ranging from the placement that drought is a danger to be controlled, it considers the consequences of the anticipated affects of destiny weather swap. The e-book additionally examines the coverage responses to those demanding situations and the position of clinical enter into the coverage technique. individuals examine drought threat administration in motion and the way finish clients locally contain drought technological know-how into their determination making. The publication concludes with classes discovered approximately technology, coverage, and coping with uncertainty.

Get perception into the connection among technology and Policy—and the way to flip That into better choice Making

Throughout, the members determine attainable purposes for changes within the use and alertness of drought sciences and method of coverage among the 2 nations, providing beneficial perception into the connection among clinical recommendation and the coverage approach. additionally they spotlight the demanding situations confronted on the science–policy interface. Crossing foreign borders and disciplinary obstacles, this well timed assortment tackles drought coverage improvement as a part of the wider dialogue approximately weather switch. even supposing the focal point is on Australia and the USA, the various classes discovered are suitable for any kingdom facing drought.

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0 Source: Bureau of Meteorology 2011. a There were two missing monthly results, which were filled by records from the nearest station. b The winter crop season is counted as March to October, with planting from May to June. expenditure and encourage farmers to adapt. They could implicitly normalise the increase in the number of lower rainfall years by keeping in place, and perhaps more heavily weighting, the current criteria of exceptional years being 1 in 25 (see Chapter 6 for elaboration). Over time, the increasing number of dry years would effectively increase the threshold before intervention was triggered.

All this makes for complex science/policy/end user interactions and it is understandable that governments might be reluctant to get involved in drought risk management. This is especially the case with governments, such as those in the United States and Australia, who are also seeking to limit taxation and therefore expenditure, in the interests of economic growth and efficiency, not to say ideology. The Roles of Governments in Risk Mitigation An important element of attempts to shift from reactive to proactive drought policies, as described in numerous chapters in this volume, is the shift in political economy in the developed world, and especially the AngloAmerican sphere.

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