Managing drought in urban centers: Lessons from Australia
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- Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition, 2017, pp. 359 - 368
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© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent. Many regions have highly variable climates and are prone to severe multiyear droughts. From around 1997 to 2012, however, Australia endured the “Millennium Drought,” which affected a larger area of Australia, and in many locations it lasted far longer than any previous drought on record. Figure 16.1 illustrates the pattern of precipitation deficiency in Australia between November 2001 and October 2009. Falling reservoir levels and persistently low precipitation rates fueled concerns that major urban centers, including many capital cities, would face severe water shortages and, in some cases, concerns that they might run out of water.
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