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Beyond Drought

People, Policy and Perspectives

Paperback
October 2003
9780643069541
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    28th October 2003
  • ISBN 9780643069541
  • Language English
  • Pages 248 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
$36.95

Challenges the traditional view of drought as a natural disaster, advocating a policy approach based on risk management.

“These books [Australia Burning and Beyond Drought] are excellent resources for thinking about what living like an Australian would be. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Frank Vanclay, University of Tasmania - Rural Society

“…an excellent source book for teachers and for use by senior students in their search for project material on a subject that is of major significance to Australian geography.”

Dingle Smith, Australian National University - Geographical Education

"Provides an in-depth look at drought from a range of disciplines, including science, academia, government and the media."

- , Irrigation & Water Resources

“…an excellent source book for teachers and for use by senior students in their search for project material on a subject that is of major significance to Australian geography.”

Dingle Smith, Australian National University - Geographical Education

“These books [Australia Burning and Beyond Drought] are excellent resources for thinking about what living like an Australian would be. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Frank Vanclay, University of Tasmania - Rural Society

"Provides an in-depth look at drought from a range of disciplines, including science, academia, government and the media."

- , Irrigation & Water Resources

Features


Provides the reader with an accessible overview of the Australian climate.
Invites the reader to consider the different facets of drought and the appropriate public policy response.
Takes account of the developments in climate science and the changes in policy approach over the last three decades.
Contents
Foreword and acknowledgements

Contributors

Abbreviations

Introduction
Linda Courtenay Botterill, Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Europe Centre at the Australian National University and Melanie Fisher, Executive Manager in the Bureau of Rural Sciences in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Australia

Living in the Australian environment
Mark Stafford Smith, Centre for Arid Zone Research CSIRO

Climate and drought in Australia
Janette A Lindesay, Education Manager in the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Australian National University

Government responses to drought in Australia
Linda Courtenay Botterill, Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Europe Centre at the Australian National University

Media representations and public perceptions of drought
Åsa Wahlquist, rural writer for The Australian newspaper

Australian drought as lived experience: Social and community impacts
Daniela Stehlik, Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences and Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Psychology and Sociology at Central Queensland University

Economic aspects of drought and drought policy
Bruce O'Meagher, senior Commonwealth Public Servant

Linking environments, decision-making and policy in handling climatic variability
Mark Stafford Smith, Centre for Arid Zone Research CSIRO

Perceptions of drought risk: The farmer, the scientist and the policy economist
Peter Hayman leader of the NSW Agriculture Agroclimatology Unit and Peter Cox, Regional Technical Adviser for Agriculture and Natural Research Management for SE Asia with Catholic Relief Services, a US-based NGO

Drought policy and preparedness: the Australian experience in an international context
Donald A. Wilhite is Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center and the International Drought Information Center and Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Beyond drought in Australia: The way forward
Linda Courtenay Botterill, Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Europe Centre at the Australian National University

Bibliography

Index

Linda Courtenay Botterill

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Melanie Fisher

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