From Disaster Response to Risk Management Australia's National Drought Policy

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 experienc...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Botterill, Linda Courtenay (Editor), Wilhite, Donald A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2005, 2005
Series:Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XII, 212 p online resource
ISBN:9781402031243