Water resources management under drought conditions

Juan B Valdes, J. González, J. Cañón-Barriga, G. Woodard

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Abstract

The semi-arid/arid US Southwest and Northwestern Mexico are experiencing severe droughts while at the same time having significant increases in their water demands. This paper evaluates the demand and the efforts to manage water resources under drought conditions. Innovative water resources management techniques need to be implemented to address this scarcity which is aggravated under drought conditions. This paper also presents an application of a new drought index (Gonzalez and Valdes, 2006ab) in characterizing the spatial and temporal variability of droughts and its use in water resources management, particularly multi-reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Pages445-453
Number of pages9
Volume99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st International Conference on the Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards, RAVAGE OF THE PLANET 2006, RAV06 - Bariloche, Argentina
Duration: Dec 12 2006Dec 14 2006

Other

Other1st International Conference on the Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards, RAVAGE OF THE PLANET 2006, RAV06
CountryArgentina
CityBariloche
Period12/12/0612/14/06

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Keywords

  • Droughts
  • Northern Mexico
  • Semi-arid regions
  • US Southwest
  • Water resources management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Valdes, J. B., González, J., Cañón-Barriga, J., & Woodard, G. (2006). Water resources management under drought conditions. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Vol. 99, pp. 445-453) https://doi.org/10.2495/RAV060441