Recent history has demonstrated that extreme hydrological events such as floods and drought can create additional stress on water supplies essential for human and ecosystem health. As stated several times by European Environmental Agency, the prudent and efficient use of water is thus an important issue in Europe and a number of policies and mechanisms are being used or are being formulated to ensure sustainable use of water in the long term. Urban uses are responsible of almost the 17% of the total European fresh water consumption and it is rapidly growing depending on the extension of urban areas and concentration of population in cities. The present chapter will discuss the phases in the development of a drought management plan starting from the estimation of water supplies and demands, the evaluation of drought risk and urban area vulnerability and, finally, planning procedures and possible mitigation measures.

Assessment of water shortage in urban areas

BRAGALLI, CRISTIANA;
2007

Abstract

Recent history has demonstrated that extreme hydrological events such as floods and drought can create additional stress on water supplies essential for human and ecosystem health. As stated several times by European Environmental Agency, the prudent and efficient use of water is thus an important issue in Europe and a number of policies and mechanisms are being used or are being formulated to ensure sustainable use of water in the long term. Urban uses are responsible of almost the 17% of the total European fresh water consumption and it is rapidly growing depending on the extension of urban areas and concentration of population in cities. The present chapter will discuss the phases in the development of a drought management plan starting from the estimation of water supplies and demands, the evaluation of drought risk and urban area vulnerability and, finally, planning procedures and possible mitigation measures.
2007
Methods and tools for drought analysis and management
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Bragalli C.; Freni G.; La Loggia G.
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