From Disaster Response to Risk Management: Australia's National Drought Policy
Linda C. Botterill, Donald A. Wilhite
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 17, 2005 - Business & Economics - 209 pages
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.
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LIVING IN THE AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT
CLIMATE AND DROUGHT IN THE SUBTROPICS THE AUSTRALIAN EXAMPLE
INDIGENOUS WATER PHILOSOPHY IN AN UNCERTAIN LAND
LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY APPROACHES TO LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY THE NATIONAL DROUGHT POLICY
MANAGING RISK? SOCIAL POLICY RESPONSES IN TIME OF DROUGHT
DROUGHT NEWS MEDIA AND POLICY DEBATE
AT THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE AND POLITICS DEFINING EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
DROUGHT RISK AS A NEGOTIATED CONSTRUCT