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The science, impacts and monitoring of drought in Western Canada

Prairie Drought Workshop (2004 Calgary, Alta.)

The science, impacts and monitoring of drought in Western Canada

by Prairie Drought Workshop (2004 Calgary, Alta.)

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Published by University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center in Regina .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Droughts -- Prairie Provinces -- Congresses.,
  • Climatic changes -- Prairie Provinces -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Dave Sauchyn, Madhav Khandekar and E. Ray Garnett.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsKhandekar, M. L., Sauchyn, David J., Garnett, E. Ray., University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 101 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages101
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19269021M
    ISBN 100889771804
    OCLC/WorldCa60798018

    Drought Monitoring Tools from the Western Regional Climate Center, Snow Drought: Concepts, Monitoring, and Impacts, North American Drought Monitor Forum: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Evapotranspiration, Evaporative Demand, and Drought, In Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology and Management Issues, , CRC Press. Drought is a complex natural phenomenon with different connotations in different fields of study. Driven by the different oceanic basin ocean-atmospheric interaction processes, meteorological drought is seen as a strict atmospheric phenomenon whose effect extends from atmospheric dryness that propagates to influence agricultural productivity, freshwater sustainability, and disruption in a Author: Anteneh Z. Abiy, Assefa M. Melesse, Wondwosen M. Seyoum, Wossenu Abtew, Wossenu Abtew.

    In an interview with news agency eNCA on Octo , hydrology expert Dr. Gideon Groenewald said South Africa is now experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. He added that the majority of small towns have already run out of water. Groenewald said the drought was a result of a natural drying cycle, and no one was to blame. A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or ground water.A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region and harm to the local economy.

      The end of a drought can occur as gradually as it began. Dry periods can last for 10 years or more. During the 's, most of the United States was much drier than normal. In California, the drought extended from to In Missouri, the drought lasted from to Impacts from climate change are happening now. These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. Things that we depend upon and value — water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health — are experiencing the effects.


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[David J Sauchyn; M L Khandekar; E Ray Garnett; University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center.;]. The University of Regina Press (U of R Press) publishes trade non-fiction and scholarly books on Indigenous studies and Aboriginal languages, Canadian history, regional studies, the environment, public policy, and other topics.

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Ray Garnett. The dictionary defines drought as “a period of dry weather” or “an extended shortage (1).” Drought has always been difficult to define because it varies based on location and associated impacts to the human and natural environment (2).

In all cases, drought is temporary in nature, tends to be cyclical and results in an abnormal extended. Drought ranks second in terms of national weather-related economic impacts, with annual losses nearing $9 billion per year in the U.S.

[] Beyond direct economic impacts, drought can threaten drinking water supplies and ecosystems, and can even contribute to increased food the last decade, drought The science have hit the Southeastern US, the Midwest, and the Western US In Northern spring thaw begins with sea ice at a record low.

Nasa scientists say the world has lost an expanse of ice larger than Mexico since Global sea ice at lowest area ever recorded. Scientists mystified by a sudden fall in sea ice around Antarctica, but. Prolonged drought exacerbated the economic effects of the Great Depression to such a degree that the prairies became the epicentre of the disaster in Canada.

Between andper capita incomes fell by 49% in Manitoba, 61% in Alberta and an astounding 72% in Saskatchewan. Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues explains the complexities of drought and the role of science, technology, and management in resolving many of the issues associated with the world's expanding water crises.

Contributors discuss a broad range of topics in attempting to answer these most pressing questions. [Show full abstract] scientists and resource managers gathering in Calgary, Alberta, to share information on drought science, impacts, and monitoring. Presenters examined the impacts on.

The environment is directly impacted by drought. Drought can affect water sources, land, fish and wildlife and plant communities. Drought can result in lower water levels in reservoirs, lakes and ponds, as well as reduced streamflow in rivers.

This decrease in available water can also lead to a reduction of some wetlands, groundwater depletion. Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi.

The California Drought: Trends and Impacts. which made the climatologically warmer western continent warmer Chapter 2 of this book provides a thorough review of the Arctic. Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues is an attempt to explain the complexities of drought and the role of science, technology, and management in resolving many of.

The book addresses the following topics: (1) past, present and future of droughts (natural hazards, identification and characterization, impacts); (2) indicators, monitoring and forecasting (including early warning systems), risk and vulnerability assessment and reduction at different scales, and (3) preparedness and mitigation options (risk.

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS. The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada, editors D. Sauchyne, M.L. Khandekar and E.R.

Garnett Canadian Plains Research Centre, University of Regina. Contributor. Facts and Speculation about La Niña and Its Societal Impacts, editor M.H. Glantz United Nations University Press. Drought is a normal part of climate and results in serious economic, environmental, and social impacts.

Societal vulnerability to drought is increasing because of increasing pressures on natural resources. Drought planning can help to reduce the impacts of future drought events.

This project is aimed at developing monitoring tools, risk assessment techniques, and planning methods to assist.

The authors discuss the developing field of drought monitoring and seasonal forecasting and describe how this is vital for identifying emerging droughts and for providing timely warning to help reduce the impacts. The book provides a broad overview of large scale drought, from historic events such as the US Dust Bowl and African Sahel, and.

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition - CRC Press Book Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy.

A drought event has the following major components (Dracup et al., ) as derived from Fig. 1 which include: (a) Drought initiation time (t i): it is the starting of the water shortage period, which indicates the beginning of a drought.(b) Drought termination time (t e): it is the time when the water shortage becomes sufficiently small so that drought conditions no longer by: The 2nd National Drought Forum, held July in Washington DC, convened high-level drought experts and decision-makers from drought-impacted regions and economic sectors of the country, along with the private sector, research institutions, and officials across all levels of government to discuss priority actions around drought early warning.Decision Support Systems and applications of GIS for drought monitoring are also covered in this.

5. World food production and its variability, the impact of phenomenal drought during on food grain production in different countries, impacts of droughts on livestock, milk and fisheries production are covered under five.

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