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Water Requirements for Irrigation and the Environment

Authors: Bos, M.G., Kselik, R.A.L., Allen, R.G., Molden, D.

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  • Discusses all components of the water balance of an irrigated area
  • Offers presentation of new software CRIWAR 3.0
  • Will contribute to the effective management of one of Earth’s most widely-needed, used and wasted natural resources: water
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Irrigated agriculture produces about 40% of all food and fibre on about 16% of all cropped land.  As such, irrigated agriculture is a productive user of resources; both in terms of yield per cropped area and in yield per volume of water consumed.  Many irrigation projects, however, use (divert or withdraw) much more water than consumed by the crop. The non-consumed fraction of the water may cause a variety of undesirable effects ranging from water-logging and salinity within the irrigated area to downstram water pollution.
This book discusses all components of the water balance of an irrigated area; evapotranspiration (Ch.2), effective precipitation (Ch.3) and capillary rise from the groundwater table (Ch.4). Chapter 5 then combines all components into a water management strategy that balances actual evapotranspiration (and thus crop yield) with the groundwater balance of the irrigated area (for a substainable environment). Chapter 6 presents CRIWAR 3.0, a simulation program that combines all water balance components into a single simulation procedure. The chapter describes the use of the CRIWAR software for developing water requirement tables and other useful information based on the selected water management strategy. This version greatly expands upon the capabilities of previously published programs.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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Softcover 136,06 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Requirements for Irrigation and the Environment
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8948-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8948-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8947-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8033-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 174
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