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Human cost of drought

Chapter


Abstract


  • The impacts of drought on human society and its well-being can be devastating if not well understood and appropriate coping strategies put in place. The most important element is recognizing that the experience of drought can differ significantly between geographic regions and even within the same country. Thus, understanding regional specificity remains key to addressing not only the effects of drought but also to building communities that are resilient in the face of ongoing climate extremes. To accurately capture the dynamic and locally specific nature of vulnerability to drought, an in-depth and integrated consideration of local environments, individuals, communities, institutions, and governance frameworks is required.

UOW Authors


  •   Sherval, Meg (external author)
  •   Askew, Louise E. (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Sherval, M., Askew, L. E. & McGuirk, P. M. (2014). Human cost of drought. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 3005-3011). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789400707528

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Start Page


  • 3005

End Page


  • 3011

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands

Abstract


  • The impacts of drought on human society and its well-being can be devastating if not well understood and appropriate coping strategies put in place. The most important element is recognizing that the experience of drought can differ significantly between geographic regions and even within the same country. Thus, understanding regional specificity remains key to addressing not only the effects of drought but also to building communities that are resilient in the face of ongoing climate extremes. To accurately capture the dynamic and locally specific nature of vulnerability to drought, an in-depth and integrated consideration of local environments, individuals, communities, institutions, and governance frameworks is required.

UOW Authors


  •   Sherval, Meg (external author)
  •   Askew, Louise E. (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Sherval, M., Askew, L. E. & McGuirk, P. M. (2014). Human cost of drought. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 3005-3011). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789400707528

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Start Page


  • 3005

End Page


  • 3011

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands