Flood and drought

April 2007
Water (9781405318747);2007, p50
Book Chapter
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.


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