Drought Management for a Changing Climate

As a result of the global climate crisis, our civil infrastructure, and natural resources interacting with our infrastructure assets, are increasingly experiencing stresses and failures. Projected increases in drought frequency, duration, and severity pose “…multifaceted and widespread impacts on economic, social, health, and environmental conditions.” As a call to action by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineers must play a mission-critical role in drought management now and decades in the future. Accordingly, the ASCE Library presents a special collection of ASCE publications, with important insights into the impacts of drought to our communities. Further, the ASCE addresses engineered solutions “…for managing drought for public water supply, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, water-based recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.” For more information on climate risk and drought management, see Drought Management for a Changing Climate in the ASCE Library.

(The collection is curated by Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Associate Professor, Oregon State University; Dr. Ximing Cai, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. George F. McMahon, Vice President, National Expert, Water Management Arcadis U.S., Inc.; Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Juneseok Lee, Associate Professor, Manhattan College; Mr. Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California; Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis Professor, University of California, Davis; Ms. Gabriela Rendon Herrera, University of California, Davis; Dr. Rosario Sanchez, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; and Dr. Saul Arciniega Esparza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ingenería.)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/drought_management; Image: www.drought.gov)

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