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Examines the apparent increase in severity of disruption to water supplies by natural hazards (extreme weather, volcanism, earthquakes), due to population increase, more sites being prone to natural hazards, and, particularly, atmospheric changes. Climate change research has usually focussed on the detection of climatic changes and the observation of natural parameters, while less attention has been attributed to climatic impacts. Disaster management should not only be a response but also preparation to minimise potential losses. Highlights the potential of technology in the context of the current institutional settings for the reorganization of structures to meet the challenge of hydrological risk management.

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Authors: CHUECA P R, Centro de las Nuevas Tecnologias del Agua, Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18687 EN (1999) 48pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5818-9
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