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Article title Risk-based assessment of drought mitigation options: the case of Syros Island, Greece : climate proof fresh water supply in coastal areas and deltas in Europe
Author(s) Giannikopoulou, A.S. ; Gad, F.K. ; Kampragou, E. ; Assimacopoulos, D.
Journal title Water resources management : an international journal
Part(Year)Number 31(2017)2
Pages 655 - 669
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Keyword(s) (cab) risk assessment / drought / mitigation / greece / water supply
Categories Water Supply
Publication type Scientific article
Language English
About Drought-related risk estimation is widely acknowledged as a tool towards enhancing drought preparedness and minimizing impacts on people, the economy and the environment. In this paper a method is proposed for the risk-based assessment and prioritisation of long-term drought mitigation options in order to support decision making for drought planning. The assessment combines water balance modelling, hazard analysis, and risk and cost effectiveness analysis. The proposed approach allows an improved understanding of droughtrelated risks by following a probabilistic analysis of drought impacts under different mitigation options. The method is applied in a drought-prone area with water scarcity problems, the Greek island of Syros. The assessment focuses on agriculture and domestic water use, the two main water using sectors in the island. Six mitigation options are cross-compared in terms of contribution to future drought risk reduction using three criteria: risk, vulnerability and benefitcost ratio. The results validate the use of risk-based assessment of mitigation options as a valuable tool for improved drought management.
program Knowledge for Climate (KfC)
theme HS2 Hotspotoverstijgende thema's
project (Thema 2) Zoetwatervoorziening en waterkwaliteit
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