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Drought Mitigation and Management

S. Kumar (Editor) A. Singh (Editor) S.P.S. Tanwar (Editor)

Drought is a natural hazard characterized by lower than expected or lower than normal rainfall having slow but widespread impact. This book focus on drought management and mitigation in agriculture and allied sectors. The chapters cover Basic concepts, assessment, monitoring, forecasting, early warning, vulnerability and adaptation to drought and mitigation and management strategies. Management of different land use systems under drought and finally socio economic impact and livelihood issues of drought are also focussed. It would be useful to a wide range of stakeholders, i.e. planners, researchers, students and interested public. This will also serve as text book as well as supplementary reading for courses in agronomy, ecology, geography and agro meteorology besides administration and disaster management units.

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About the authors

S. Kumar

Dr. S. Kumar (born on July 25th, 1954) is working as a Senior Scientist in Botanical Survey of India Dehradun. He has been actively engaged in research in plant taxonomy, floristics and biodiversity conservation. He has contributed ca 100 research papers and popular scientific articles in reputed national and international journals and magazines in English and Hindi. He has botanically explored many regions in Jammy & Kashmir, Sikkim and Haryana and has contributed significantly in Flora of Jammu & Kashmir, Flora of Sikkim and Flora of Haryana. He is co-author of the book on "Flora Indicae Enumeratio: Asteraceae" and contributed in Books on Flora of India Vol. 1 (Berberidaceae) Vol. 13 (Asteraceae) and Vol 22 (Fagaceae) and Flora of Sikkim Vol. 1 He has recently published the books on FFlora of Haryana (Materials), Plant Diversity Along River Ganga and Zingiberaceae of Sikkim. His forthcoming publications include Grasses of Sikkim. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow and Life member of several reputed scientific societies and has chaired sessions in various conferences and symposia.

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A. Singh

A. Singh is an experienced researcher and a seasoned teacher since 1988 having thirteen years teaching experience at Post Graduation level. After taking his graduation degree from Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur (formerly Gorakhpur University) and Master's degree (in Ist division and second position in order of Merit) from Lucknow university, Lucknow in 1975, he took his Ph.D. degree from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. Since then he is engaged in fulfilling his studies on organometallic chemistry. At present he is working as Senior lecturer in M.M.H. College, Ghaziabad. He is guiding many research Students for their Doctorate degree.

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Title Drought Mitigation and Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.02.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386102393
length 268p.