Politics and Drought Planning: Friends or Foes?by Bruce D. McDowell, U.S. Advisory Commission on, Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, United States,
William Blomquist, U.S. Advisory Commission on, Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, United States,
Abstract: Nothing frustrates the average drought planner more than politics. Yet, droughts cannot be prepared for realistically without reliable political partners, smoothly cooperating government agencies, and strong public support. This paper suggests six rules for linking technical drought planning processes to the political processes and institutions that can implement drought plans.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Droughts | Political factors | Water rights | Hydrology
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