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By Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield

ISBN-10: 1439876290

ISBN-13: 9781439876299

Australia and the USA face very related demanding situations in facing drought. either nations hide a number biophysical stipulations, either are federations that supply substantial accountability to nation governments for water and land administration, and either face the demanding situations in balancing rural and concrete improvement, specifically relating to the allocation of water. but there are serious ameliorations of their ways to drought technology and coverage. Drought, possibility administration, and coverage: choice Making below Uncertainty explores the advanced courting among medical examine and selection making with appreciate to drought in Australia and the United States.

Risk administration, no longer quandary Management

Drawing at the paintings of revered educational researchers and coverage practitioners, the ebook discusses the problems linked to determination making below uncertainty and the views, wishes, and expectancies of scientists, coverage makers, and source clients. ranging from the placement that drought is a threat to be controlled, it considers the consequences of the expected affects of destiny weather swap. The publication additionally examines the coverage responses to those demanding situations and the position of clinical enter into the coverage method. participants examine drought threat administration in motion and the way finish clients in the neighborhood include drought technological know-how into their choice making. The ebook concludes with classes realized approximately technological know-how, coverage, and handling uncertainty.

Get perception into the connection among technological know-how and Policy—and how you can flip That into more advantageous selection Making

Throughout, the members determine attainable purposes for ameliorations within the use and alertness of drought sciences and method of coverage among the 2 nations, providing invaluable perception into the connection among medical suggestion and the coverage procedure. additionally they spotlight the demanding situations confronted on the science–policy interface. Crossing overseas borders and disciplinary barriers, this well timed assortment tackles drought coverage improvement as a part of the wider dialogue approximately weather switch. even if the focal point is on Australia and the us, the various classes realized are proper for any state facing drought.

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Drought, risk management, and policy: decision making under uncertainty

Australia and the U.S. face very comparable demanding situations in facing drought. either nations disguise more than a few biophysical stipulations, either are federations that offer huge accountability to nation governments for water and land administration, and either face the demanding situations in balancing rural and concrete improvement, particularly on the subject of the allocation of water.

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