Drought Risk in Agriculture in Mediterranean Regions. Case Study: Eastern Crete

  • G. Tsakiris
  • D. Tigkas
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 62)

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present a methodology for the quantification of drought risk in agriculture in Mediterranean regions. The methodology consists of three interrelated components: the estimation of the severity and frequency of droughts, the simulation of water use and crop yield production and the assessment of annualized risk in agriculture. Both rainfed and irrigated agriculture are considered through the concept of vulnerability. The methodology is demonstrated by a case study in Eastern Crete

Keywords

drought risk crop yield drought severity Mediterranean agriculture Eastern Crete 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Tsakiris
    • 1
  • D. Tigkas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources ManagementNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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