TITLE

Flood and drought

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Water (9781405318747);2007, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Water" is presented. It discusses the natural calamities and environmental disasters caused by the excess and shortage of water, including flooding, tsunami, and drought. It notes that the degree of impact that a flood or drought brings is the result of local climate conditions and availability of resources. Floods are said to be common in Asian countries where monsoon and typhoons are an annual occurrence, while drought is usually experienced in areas like Africa, and southeast Australia.
ACCESSION #
43827340

 

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