Drought Management on Farmland

  • J. S. Whitmore

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 35)

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About this book


At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of drought. Pro-active preparedness entails using the principles of risk management to upgrade the drought resistance of a farm systematically, and to have auxiliary contingency plans at the ready for use during unusually long droughts. The book provides tools for these strategies as it covers the management of water, soils, crops, rangeland, fodder and livestock, and many other drought-related topics.
Audience: This book will be an important source of information for university and college staff and students in agricultural sciences, water and land use, environmental management, geography and risk management, and also farmers, agricultural advisors and policy makers.


Agricultural Sciences Irrigation environmental management groundwater salinity

Authors and affiliations

  • J. S. Whitmore
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Climatique ConsultancyPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Hydrological Research InstitutePretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.University of PretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9562-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5333-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9562-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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