From Disaster Response to Risk Management: Australia’s National Drought Policy

Linda BOTTERILL, Donald Wilhite

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)9781402031243
ISBN (Print)9781402031236
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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