Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe

  • Jürgen V. Vogt
  • Francesca Somma

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. V. Vogt, F. Somma
      Pages 3-5
    3. R. B. Bradford
      Pages 7-20
  3. Drought Definition

  4. Drought Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. T. E. Downing, K. Bakker
      Pages 79-90
    3. L. M. Tallaksen
      Pages 103-117
    4. R. J. A. Jones, P. Zdruli, L. Montanarella
      Pages 133-146
  5. Drought Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. D. A. Wilhite, M. J. Hayes, M. D. Svoboda
      Pages 149-160
    3. J. V. Vogt, S. Niemeyer, F. Somma, I. Beaudin, A. A. Viau
      Pages 167-183
    4. A. A. Viau, J. V. Vogt
      Pages 185-193
  6. Drought Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. A. Garrido, A. Gómez-Ramos
      Pages 197-207
    3. S. Demuth, B. Lehner, K. Stahl
      Pages 209-219
  7. Drought Mitigation Strategies

  8. Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. J. V. Vogt, F. Somma, R. B. Bradford, J. Bromley, S. Niemeyer, G. Rees et al.
      Pages 293-314
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 315-328

About this book


Drought is one of the major natural hazards, resulting in significant economic, social, and environmental costs. In Europe, water shortage is an important problem in many regions. However, despite the increasing awareness of this hazard, there is no European drought policy and institutional frameworks to cope with drought situations are only weakly developed.
This book is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the drought problem in Europe and to discussing policy and management options to mitigate its impacts. It covers aspects from the detection of water stress to the planning of mitigation strategies. The contributions are written by recognised experts in their field and represent a unique collection of papers on the topic.
Audience: The book will be of benefit to scientists, managers, and politicians involved in problems related to water management, risk assessment, and spatial planning. Students in Earth Sciences, especially in geography, climatology, hydrology, and agriculture, will find useful material in this collection of papers.


Climatology Scale groundwater hydrology remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen V. Vogt
    • 1
  • Francesca Somma
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Applications InstituteJRCIspraItaly
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of CataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5568-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9472-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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