Real-Time Drought Management

Authored by: Jonathan Peter Cox , Sara Shaeri Karimi , Saeid Eslamian

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Print publication date:  July  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498731027
eBook ISBN: 9781315404219
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This chapter discusses possible management strategies for water resources management under drought situations based on the use of historic precipitation and demand data coupled with up-to-date technology and quality hydrometeorological data recorded at stations constructed to World Meteorological Organization–recognized specifications in a real-time SCADA environment. To illustrate the practical implementation, a case study from the Segura river basin, Southeast Spain, was utilized.

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