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By Donald A. Wilhite (auth.), Ana Iglesias, Antonino Cancelliere, Donald A. Wilhite, Luis Garrote, Francisco Cubillo (eds.)

Today drought factors critical social difficulties and gets extensive realization from the foreign clinical and coverage groups. Drought administration within the Mediterranean quarter exemplifies many different drought-prone areas with quickly increasing populations which are putting elevated strain on already constrained water offers.
The reviews within the improvement and implementation of drought administration plans within the Mediterranean spotlight the luck and demanding situations of dealing with drought for societies with varied vulnerabilities. in keeping with those studies and the present equipment for comparing probability, the e-book synthesises guidance for drought administration that may be utilized to different areas.
Coping with Drought chance in Agriculture and Water offer structures addresses the turning out to be factor of drought preparedness making plans, tracking, and mitigation which has around the globe software. The ebook collates significant details from different disciplines. the knowledge is gifted to entice a large medical and coverage viewers trying to increase proactive drought administration plans powerful for reducing social vulnerability.
This e-book has been written in the framework of the MEDROPLAN (Mediterranean Drought Preparedness and MItigation making plans) undertaking, co-funded by way of the ecu Union during the Euro-Mediterranean local Programme for neighborhood Water administration (MEDA Water) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza - CIHEAM (Spain; Coordinator), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), collage of Cyprus (Cyprus), nationwide Technical college of Athens (Greece), college of Catania (Italy), Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hasan II (Morocco), Canal de Isabel II (Spain), Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo (Spain), Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo (Spain) and Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Environnement et des Ressources Hydrauliques (Tunisia).
This booklet might be of curiosity to agricultural, water and land managers; policy-makers; researchers in common risks and possibility administration; graduate scholars in common risks, agricultural and water administration, rural making plans, coverage improvement, and social development.

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Countries are aware of this fact and attempt to adopt policies that help to mitigate the impacts of this natural disaster. However, the development of these national policies and the legislation and institutional systems they should rely on is commonly slow and unsatisfactory. This limits the capacity to adequately respond to drought control issues. The development of national policies is important in the field of drought management; however the development of international initiatives is also essential for dealing with a phenomenon that does not depend on administrative borders for distribution of impacts.

Its regulation is generally incorporated in the water legislation, in the civil protection normative, or in the legislation related to natural disasters emergency response. The attention devoted to drought in these documents is not sufficient, generally fragmented and in some cases non-existent. For example, the legal framework for drought management in Cyprus is incorporated into the General Law for Disasters (Iglesias and Moneo, 2005). This law is practically inefficient because its application is complicated by the unclear definition of requirements and indicators for application.

This unclear institutional 24 E. L´opez-Barrero and A. Iglesias situation is a logical consequence of the little attention that has traditionally been paid to this problem in general legislation. The adequate attribution of responsibilities in legislation is essential for efficient drought management due to the generally unpredictable character of drought events. The absence of a complete and adequate legislation reveals the limited political importance attributed to drought events. In the six analyzed countries drought management is equivalent to the one adopted for any other natural hazard, applying a reactive, short-term approach for the mitigation of negative impacts.

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