Global Issues in Water Policy

Salinity and Drainage in San Joaquin Valley, California

Science, Technology, and Policy

Editors: Chang, Andrew C., Brawer Silva, Deborah (Eds.)

  • Offers a comprehensive delineation of salinity drainage issues from basic research to technology development and policy analysis
  • Includes special chapters on terrestrial and aquatic selenium biogeochemistry, operations of drainage evaporation ponds, and desalination of agricultural drainage water
  • Demonstrates advanced technologies in irrigation management and in-basin drainage water and salinity control
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This book documents the history of irrigated agriculture and drainage in the San Joaquin Valley, and describes the hydrology and biogeochemical processes of salts and selenium, remediation technologies for salts and trace elements and policy and management options. The contents are comprised of fourteen chapter-length independent treatises, each depicting with fresh perspective a distinctive salinity drainage topic. The opening chapters detail the evolution of irrigated agriculture, and depict the geochemical and hydrological processes that define the San Joaquin Valley, including the physics, chemistry, and biology attributes that impact water management policies and strategies. Next, the contributors address the biogeochemistry of selenium, the role of plants in absorbing it from soils, and the processes involved in retaining and concentrating dissolved salts in drainage water. Further chapters describe on-farm and plot-level irrigation provisions to reduce agricultural drainage outputs and examine their effects on plant performance. This volume offers realistic policy analysis of water management options for irrigated agriculture in the Valley and assesses their respective outcomes, if implemented. Also included is an international perspective on the sustainability of irrigated agriculture there.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Prologue

    Chang, Andrew C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • E. W. Hilgard and the History of Irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley: Stunning Productivity, Slowly Undone by Inadequate Drainage

    Oster, James D. (et al.)

    Pages 7-46

  • The San Joaquin Valley: Salinity and Drainage Problems and the Framework for a Response

    Quinn, Nigel W. T.

    Pages 47-97

  • Scales and Scaling as a Framework for Synthesizing Irrigated Agroecosystem Research on the Westside San Joaquin Valley

    Wallender, Wesley W. (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

  • Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Reactions in Soils

    Amrhein, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 123-146

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6851-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6850-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0196-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Salinity and Drainage in San Joaquin Valley, California
Book Subtitle
Science, Technology, and Policy
Editors
  • Andrew C. Chang
  • Deborah Brawer Silva
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6851-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6851-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6850-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0196-7
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 409
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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