Tools for Drought Mitigation in Mediterranean Regions

  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • Antonino Cancelliere
  • Luis S. Pereira
  • Theib Oweis
  • Muhammad Shatanawi
  • Abdelaziz Zairi

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Drought identification and monitoring in Mediterranean regions

  4. Modelling irrigation management under drought conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. L. S. Pereira, P. R. Teodoro, P. N. Rodrigues, J. L. Teixeira
      Pages 161-180
    3. A. Zairi, H. El Amami, A. Slatni, L. S. Pereira, P. N. Rodrigues, T. Machado
      Pages 181-201
    4. P. N. Rodrigues, T. Machado, L. S. Pereira, J. L. Teixeira, H. El Amami, A. Zairi
      Pages 203-222
    5. I. Alba, P. N. Rodrigues, L. S. Pereira
      Pages 223-242
    6. M. Shatanawi, Y. Al-Zu’bi, O. Al-Jayoussi
      Pages 243-258
  5. Modelling water supply system operation under drought conditions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-360

About this book


Significant vulnerability of water systems to drought is a common issue of water resources management in Mediterranean regions. This is due both to the increasing occurrence and severity of drought events and to the growing demand for municipal, tourist, and agricultural uses. The INCO-DC project entitled "A Decision Support System for Mitigation of Drought Impacts in the Mediterranean Regions" (DSS­ DROUGHT) addresses this issue, contributing to an improved management of water­ supply systems for irrigation, which represents the most consumptive sector of water resources uses in the Mediterranean region. In order to develop a comprehensive approach toward improved operation of irrigation systems under drought conditions, the project was developed around the following five main, strictly interconnected tasks: Identification of drought characteristics at a site and over a region Modelling irrigation management under conditions of water scarcity Modelling operation of water supply systems under drought conditions Integration of the developed methodologies within a Decision Support System software package Definition of requisites for Drought Watch Systems The research resulted in an advancement of knowledge through in-depth analysis of innovative methodologies, the development of tools to help decision-makers in coping with droughts through the implementation of the developed procedures in software packages, and the application of these tools to the case-studies identified by partners in their countries.


irrigation soil system water water supply

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Rossi
    • 1
  • Antonino Cancelliere
    • 1
  • Luis S. Pereira
    • 2
  • Theib Oweis
    • 3
  • Muhammad Shatanawi
    • 4
  • Abdelaziz Zairi
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CataniaItaly
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering Research CenterInstitute of Agronomy, Technical University of LisbonPortugal
  3. 3.International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry AreasAleppoSyria
  4. 4.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan
  5. 5.National Research Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Water and ForestryTunisTunisia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3965-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0129-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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