Practices of Irrigation & On-farm Water Management: Volume 2

Authors: Ali, Hossain

  • Looks at rational and cost-effective decisions regarding irrigation planning and design. Examines implementing/executing irrigation and on-farm water management programs and projects, and maintenance practices to maximize performance and reliability. Serves as an ideal textbook for undergraduate students in fields such as bio-science engineering, agricultural engineering, water resource engineering and civil environmental engineering.

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About this book

In the present industrialization stage of the world, importance of agricultural (food, fodder & bio-fuel) production to feed the ever-increasing population, and to save the water resources & the environment from degradation, is increasing. The climate change paradigm and water pollution have added additional focus on water resources. The book “Practices of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management” (Volume 2) is a true textbook for the undergraduate students in Bio-Science Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. The book deals with water application methods, irrigation system designing, performance evaluation of irrigation projects, strategic management of water resources, land and watershed management, pollution management of agricultural fields, etc. Increasing efficiency in conveyance and pumping systems are also of great concerns. Irrigation management strategy practiced in normal soils may not appropriate in problematic soils such as saline soils. This book covers all of the above aspects. Understanding these processes leads to more rational and cost-effective decisions regarding irrigation planning, designing, and implementing/executing irrigation & on-farm water management programs and projects, and maintenance practices to maximize performance and reliability. In addition, the book covers some recent dimensions such as modeling in irrigation & water management, application of geographical information system (GIS) in irrigation & water management, and renewable energy resources for irrigation. The text is illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographs to understand the concepts and procedures described herein. Sample workout problems are provided to explain the design and application methodologies, and to help materialize the theory in practice. The book’s objective is to present the applied aspects of irrigation and on-farm water management, their methodologies, performance evaluation, principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach, technical details, and modeling aspects towards sustainable irrigation development and management. The book is equally useful for postgraduate students, engineers/practitioners and scientists in the relevant fields.

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“This book by M. H. Ali follows his first volume … and is also aimed at serving as a textbook for undergraduate students. … each chapter is extensively subdivided into numbered paragraphs and subsections, the contents of which vary from a single sentence to a number of text pages. … will probably find a place in departmental libraries … .” (Henry Gunston, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 48 (1), 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practices of Irrigation & On-farm Water Management: Volume 2
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7637-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7637-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7636-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8165-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 546
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