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From Disaster Response to Risk Management

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In 1992 Australia's Commonwealth and State governments announced the introduction of a National Drought Policy adopting an innovative risk management approach, which received broad support from Australia's major political parties and the policy community.

This trail-blazing attempt and the experiences with the development and implementation of this policy over the past decade have intrigued the international scientific and policy communities. The present book comprises an academically focused collection of papers, which the Editors hope will provide others moving in a similar direction with the benefit of experience. The work highlights the successes and challenges of a move from disaster to risk management in responding to drought.

As such it will be a valuable and useful addition to the international literature on drought preparedness and response.

Introduces an international audience to the challenges that have faced Australia in the implementation of this policy approach and in the transition from disaster response to risk management


(a) Dr Linda Botterill is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the National Europe Centre at the Australian National University where she is undertaking research on agricultural policy in Australia and Europe. She also lectures in political science in the School of Social Sciences. Dr Botterill has extensive experience in public policy having worked in the Australian Government Department of Primary Industries and Energy, as an adviser to two Cabinet Ministers and as a policy officer in two industry associations before undertaking her doctorate in political science at the ANU.

(b) Dr. Donald A. Wilhite is the founder and director of the National Drought Mitigation Center and Professor, School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has extensive experience in drought planning and policy, drought mitigation, and drought monitoring. Dr. Wilhite has worked with many federal agencies and state governments in the United States and with many foreign governments and international organizations on a broad range of drought management issues.

Foreword. Contributors. Abbreviations. Glossary. Introduction - L. C. Botterill, D.A. Wilhite. Ch 1 Living In The Australian Environment Mark Stafford Smith. Ch 2 Climate And Drought In The SubtropicsThe Australian Example - J.A. Lindesay. Ch 3 Indigenous Water Philosophy In An Uncertain Land - D. Rose. Ch 4 Late Twentieth Century Approaches To Living With Uncertainty: The National Drought Policy - L.C. Botterill. Ch 5 Managing Risk? Social Policy Responses In Time Of Drought - D. Stehlik. Ch 6 Drought, News Media And Policy Debate - I. Ward. Ch 7 At The Intersection Of Science And Politics: Defining Exceptional Drought - D.H. White, L.C. Botterill, B. O'Meagher. Ch 8 Drought Risk As A Negotiated Construct - P. Hayman, P. Cox. Ch 9 Prospects For Insuring Against Drought In Australia - G. Hertzler. Ch 10 Policy For Agricultural Drought In Australia: An Economics Perspective - B. O'Meagher. Ch 11 Drought Policy And Preparedness: The Australian Experience In An International Context - D.A. Wilhite. Ch 12 Lessons For Australia And Beyond - L.C. Botterill. References.


Titel: From Disaster Response to Risk Management
Untertitel: Australia's National Drought Policy
EAN: 9789048167999
ISBN: 904816799X
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 366g
Größe: H240mm x B160mm x T12mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005

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