Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Management

  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • Teodoro Vega
  • Brunella Bonaccorso

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Drought Monitoring and Forecasting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. Bordi, A. Sutera
      Pages 3-27
    3. C. Cacciamani, A. Morgillo, S. Marchesi, V. Pavan
      Pages 29-48
    4. C. Ronchi, D. Rabuffetti, A. Salandin, A. Vargiu, S. Barbero, R. Pelosini
      Pages 49-65
    5. A. Cancelliere, G. Di Mauro, B. Bonaccorso, G. Rossi
      Pages 83-100
  3. Drought Description Through Agrometeorological Indices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. A. Matera, G. Fontana, V. Marletto, F. Zinoni, L. Botarelli, F. Tomei
      Pages 103-124
    3. G. Calcagno, G. Mendicino, G. Monacelli, A. Senatore, P. Versace
      Pages 125-147
    4. G. Tsakiris, D. Tigkas, H. Vangelis, D. Pangalou
      Pages 169-191
  4. Water Resources Management Under Drought Conditions

  5. Monitoring And Management Of Groundwater Under Drought Conditions

  6. Drought Impacts And Mitigation Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. G. Rossi, L. Castiglione, B. Bonaccorso
      Pages 325-347
    3. C. Bragalli, G. Freni, G. La Loggia
      Pages 375-398
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-418

About this book


Implementation of effective drought management policies requires both advanced technologies and appropriate methods. Monitoring and forecasting systems, practical tools for risk assessment, as well as simple and objective criteria to select and implement appropriate drought mitigation measures are key elements for a successful drought management strategy.

These key issues have been tackled by universities and public agencies involved in the EU projects Sedemed and Sedemed II (Programme Interreg IIIB MEDOCC), aimed at the definition of an integrated network for real time monitoring of drought, the development of common methodologies for drought analysis and forecasting, as well as the definition of proper mitigation strategies for the Mediterranean countries.

The book presents the main outcomes of such projects with a special focus on: drought monitoring and forecasting techniques at different spatial scales; new or modified agrometeorological indices and remote sensing technique for drought identification and characterization; tools to improve surface water resources management under drought conditions; methods and tools for groundwater resources monitoring and management, based on hydrogeological and hydrodynamics characteristics of aquifers; general criteria to select and implement mitigation strategies to prevent or minimize drought impacts.


Drought Drought Preparedness and Mitigation Plans Forecasting Techniques Monitoring Systems Scale Surface Water and Groundwater Management under Drought Condi Tore development groundwater hydrodynamics optimization simulation system analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Rossi
    • 1
  • Teodoro Vega
    • 2
  • Brunella Bonaccorso
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CataniaItaly
  2. 2.Sicilian Regional Agency for Waste and WaterWater ObservatoryPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CataniaItaly

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