Agricultural Water Management

Agricultural Water Management
Author: Prashant K. Srivastava,Manika Gupta,George Tsakiris,Nevil Quinn
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 012812363X
ISBN 13: 9780128123638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Water Management Book Review:

Agricultural Water Management: Theories and Practices advances the scientific understanding, development and application of agricultural water management through an integrated approach. This book presents a collection of recent developments and applications of agricultural water management from advanced sources, such as satellite, mesoscale and climate models that are integrated with conceptual modeling systems. Users will find sections on drought, irrigation scheduling, weather forecasting, climate change, precipitation forecasting, and more. By linking these systems, this book provides the first resource to promote the synergistic and multidisciplinary activities of scientists in hydro-meteorological and agricultural sciences. As agricultural water management has gained considerable momentum in recent decades among the earth and environmental science communities as they seek solutions and an understanding of the concepts integral to agricultural water management, this book is an ideal resource for study and reference. Presents translational insights into drought, irrigation scheduling, weather forecasting, climate change and precipitation forecasting Advances the scientific understanding, development and application of agricultural water management Integrates geo-spatial techniques, agriculture, remote sensing, sustainable water resource development, applications and other diverse areas within earth and environmental, meteorological and hydrological sciences

Agricultural Water Management

Agricultural Water Management
Author: A. L. Van Wijk,Wesseling J.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 1000151492
ISBN 13: 9781000151497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Water Management Book Review:

This book is an outcome of the symposium on agricultural water management in Netherlands and discusses the methods that leads to cost effective but environmentally acceptable techniques. The book covers following topics: drainage and reclamation of soil and effect of drainage on agriculture.

The Drainage Journal

The Drainage Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112059257813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries

Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries
Author: Chu T Hoanh,Vladimir Smakhtin,Robyn Johnston
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1780643667
ISBN 13: 9781780643663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries Book Review:

The book provides an analysis of impacts of climate change on water for agriculture, and the adaptation strategies in water management to deal with these impacts. Chapters include an assessment at global level, with details on impacts in various countries. Adaptation measures including groundwater management, water storage, small and large scale irrigation to support agriculture and aquaculture are presented. Agricultural implications of sea level rise, as a subsequent impact of climate change, are also examined.

Sustainable Water Management in Smallholder Farming

Sustainable Water Management in Smallholder Farming
Author: Sara Finley
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 1780646860
ISBN 13: 9781780646862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Water Management in Smallholder Farming Book Review:

Water is critical to all human activities, but access to this crucial resource is increasingly limited by competition and the effects of climate change. In agriculture, water management is key to ensuring good and sustained crop yields, maintaining soil health, and safeguarding the long-term viability of the land. Water management is especially challenging on smallholder farms in resource-poor areas, which tend to be primarily rainfed and thus highly dependent on unreliable rainfall patterns. Sustainable practices can help farmers promote the development of soils, plants and field surfaces to allow maximum retention of water between rains, and encourage the efficient use of each drop of water applied as irrigation. Especially useful for farmers' groups, agricultural extension workers, NGOs, students and researchers working with farmers in dryland areas, this comprehensive yet concise book is a practical and accessible resource for anyone interested in sustainable water management.

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780821361610
ISBN 13: 0821361619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture Book Review:

Agricultural water management is a vital practice in ensuring reduction, and environmental protection. After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernization, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation.More and better investments in agricultural water are needed. In response, the World Bank, in conjunction with many partner agencies, has compiled a selection of good experiences that can guide practitioners in the design of quality investments in agricultural water.The messages of 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture: A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management' center around the key challenges to agricultural water management, specifically: • Building policies and incentives • Designing institutional reforms • Investing in irrigation systems improvement and modernization • Investing in groundwater irrigation • Investing in drainage and water quality management • Investing in water management in rainfed agriculture • Investing in agricultural water management in multipurpose operations • Coping with extreme climatic conditions • Assessing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of agricultural water investments 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture' is an important resource for those interested and engaged in development with a focus on agricultural water.

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture
Author: Thomas Bournaris,Julio Berbel,Basil Manos,Davide Viaggi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 1482238403
ISBN 13: 9781482238402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture Book Review:

This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approac

Water Management Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies

Water Management  Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar,M.V.K. Sivamohan,Nitin Bassi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1136251480
ISBN 13: 9781136251481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Management Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies Book Review:

This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. The book examines the validity of the claim that large water resources projects cause serious social and environmental damages using global and national datasets. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could become the granary of India, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy inputs. In the process, they look at the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India. The book analyzes the physical, economic and social impacts of large-scale adoption of micro irrigation systems, using a farming system approach for north Gujarat. Through an economic valuation of the multiple use benefits from tank systems in western Orissa, it shows how value of water from large public irrigation systems could be enhanced. The book also looks at the reasons for the limited success in bringing about the much needed institutional reforms in canal irrigation for securing higher productivity and equity using case studies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Finally it addresses how other countries in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa could learn from Indian experience.

Practices of Irrigation On farm Water Management Volume 2

Practices of Irrigation   On farm Water Management  Volume 2
Author: Hossain Ali
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 144197637X
ISBN 13: 9781441976376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practices of Irrigation On farm Water Management Volume 2 Book Review:

The comprehensive and compact presentation in this book is the perfect format for a resource/textbook for undergraduate students in the areas of Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Bio-Science Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering. This book will also serve as a reference manual for researchers and extension workers in such diverse fields as agricultural engineering, agronomy, ecology, hydrology, and meteorology.

Fundamentals of Irrigation and On farm Water Management Volume 1

Fundamentals of Irrigation and On farm Water Management  Volume 1
Author: Hossain Ali
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 1441963359
ISBN 13: 9781441963352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Irrigation and On farm Water Management Volume 1 Book Review:

Agriculture is one of the few industries that has been creating resources conti- ously from nature. Sustainability of this industry is a crucial issue at now-a-days. Agricultural technologies are important to feed the growing world population. Agricultural engineering has been applying scienti?c principles for the optimal use of natural resources in agricultural production for the bene?t of humankind. The role of agricultural engineering is increasing in the coming days at the forthcoming challenges of producing more food with less water coupled with climate uncertainty. I am happy to know that a book entitled "Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management", written by Engr. Dr. M. H. Ali, is going to be p- lished by Springer. The book is designed to cover the major ?elds of agricultural and environmental engineering such as weather, plant, soil, water, and basics of on-farm water management. The book will be quite useful for the students of agricultural engineering. Students of other related branches of engineering s- ences, and engineers working in the ?eld and at research institutes will also be beni?ted. The book may serve as a text book for the students and as a practical hand-book for the practitioners and researchers in the ?eld of irrigation and on-farm water management. Utilization of the recent literature in the area and citation of relevant journals / reports have added a special value to this book. Considering the topics covered, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and educators will ?nd this book as a valuable resource.

The Economics and Management of Water and Drainage in Agriculture

The Economics and Management of Water and Drainage in Agriculture
Author: Ariel Dinar,David Zilberman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461540283
ISBN 13: 9781461540281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics and Management of Water and Drainage in Agriculture Book Review:

Jan van Schilfgaarde, USDA Agricultural Research Service and National Research Council Committee on Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems In 1982, a startling discovery was made. Many waterbirds in Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge were dying or suffering reproductive failure. Located in the San Joaquin Valley (Valley) of California, the Kesterson Reservoir (Kesterson) was used to store agricultural drainage water and it was soon determined that the probable cause of the damage to wildlife was high concen trations of selenium, derived from the water and water organisms in the reservoir. This discovery drastically changed numerous aspects of water management in California, and especially affected irrigated agriculture. In fact, the repercussions spilled over to much of the Western United States. For a century, water development for irrigation has been a religiously pursued means for economic development of the West. The primary objective of the Reclamation Act of 1902 was, purportedly, the development ofirrigation water to support family farms which, in turn, would enhance the regional economy (Worster, 1985).

Irrigation Water Management for Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh India

Irrigation Water Management for Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh  India
Author: Suman Lata
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-01-07
ISBN 10: 3030009521
ISBN 13: 9783030009526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irrigation Water Management for Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh India Book Review:

This book focuses on irrigation sources together with water management for agricultural development in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Being the most populous state of the country, it bears a burden of feeding about 199 million people of which major section relies on agriculture for their subsistence. This study makes comparison in the growth trends in the irrigated area, crop land use patterns and crop productivity at the district level in different periods of time. The book emphasizes on irrigation water management to optimize crop yields in order to increase Water Productivity of crops in low productivity regions of the state applying suitable technology. This book appeals to researchers and students in geography and planning working on the topics of agriculture as well as irrigation and water management aspects.

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment
Author: Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero,Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128131659
ISBN 13: 9780128131657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment Book Review:

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment: Tools, Strategies and Challenges for Woody Crops explores the complex relationship between water scarcity and climate change, agricultural water-use efficiency, crop-water stress management and modeling water scarcity in woody crops. Understanding these cause- and effect relationships and identifying the most appropriate responses are critical for sustainable crop production. The book focuses on Mediterranean environments to explain how to determine the most appropriate strategy and implement an effective plan; however, core concepts are translational to other regions. Informative for those working in agricultural water management, irrigation and drainage, crop physiology and sustainable agriculture. Focuses on semi-arid crops including olive, vine, citrus, almonds, peach, nectarine, plum, subtropical fruits and others Explores crop physiological responses to drought at plant, cellular and/or molecular levels Presents tool options for assessing crop-water status and irrigation scheduling

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN 10: 926408357X
ISBN 13: 9789264083578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Book Review:

This report calls on policy makers to recognise the issues at stake in water resource management in agriculture and gives them the tools to do so, offering a wealth of information on recent trends and the outlook for water resource use in agriculture.

Problems Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management

Problems  Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management
Author: Manish Kumar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789535152330
ISBN 13: 9535152335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management Book Review:

Food security emerged as an issue in the first decade of the 21st Century, questioning the sustainability of the human race, which is inevitably related directly to the agricultural water management that has multifaceted dimensions and requires interdisciplinary expertise in order to be dealt with. The purpose of this book is to bring together and integrate the subject matter that deals with the equity, profitability and irrigation water pricing; modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques; sustainable irrigation development and management, and strategies for irrigation water supply and conservation in a single text. The book is divided into four sections and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals and researchers working on various aspects of agricultural water management. The book seeks its impact from the diverse nature of content revealing situations from different continents (Australia, USA, Asia, Europe and Africa). Various case studies have been discussed in the chapters to present a general scenario of the problem, perspective and challenges of irrigation water use.

Water for Food Water for Life

Water for Food Water for Life
Author: David Molden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1136548521
ISBN 13: 9781136548529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water for Food Water for Life Book Review:

Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture to help chart the way forward. It offers actions for water management and water policy - to ensure more equitable and effective use. This assessment describes key water-food-environment trends that influence our lives today and uses scenarios to explore the consequences of a range of potential investments. It aims to inform investors and policymakers about water and food choices in light of such crucial influences as poverty, ecosystems, governance, and productivity. It covers rainfed agriculture, irrigation, groundwater, marginal-quality water, fisheries, livestock, rice, land, and river basins. Ample tables, graphs, and references make this an invaluable work for practitioners, academics, researchers, and policymakers in water management, agriculture, conservation, and development. Published with IWMI.

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136498877
ISBN 13: 9781136498879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture Book Review:

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

Water Productivity in Agriculture

Water Productivity in Agriculture
Author: J. W. Kijne,Randolph Barker,D. J. Molden
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1845933397
ISBN 13: 9781845933395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Productivity in Agriculture Book Review:

First title in a major new seriesAddresses improving water productivity to relieve problems of scarcity and competition to provide for food and environmental securityDraws from scientists having a multitude of disciplines to approach this important problemIn a large number of developing countries, policy makers and researchers are increasingly aware of the conflicting demands on water, and look at agriculture to be more effective in its use of water. Focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, this book gives a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields. The book represents the first in a new series of volumes resulting from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, a research program conducted by the CGIAR's Future Harvest Centres, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and partners worldwide. It will be of significant interest to those working in areas of soil and crop science, water management, irrigation, and development studies.

Agricultural Water Management

Agricultural Water Management
Author: Premjit Sharma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788189729233
ISBN 13: 8189729233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Water Management Book Review:

Agricultural Water Management Is Not A Goal In Itself But Part Of A Process Of Resource Management That Provides A Key Input To Agricultural Production And Farmer Incomes. It Includes Irrigation And Drainage, Water Management In Rainfed Agriculture, Recycled Water Reuse, Water And Land Conservation, And Watershed Management. It Covers All Irrigated Agriculture, Whether Fed By Surface Water Or Groundwater, Including Both Public Schemes And Millions Of Private Individually Irrigated Farms, In A Wide Range Of Agro-Climatic Conditions, And In A Broad Set Of Production Systems And Water Management Contexts. This Book Highlights The Importance Of Agricultural Water Management And Describes The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Conventional And Innovative Systems For The Treatment And Disposal Of Agricultural Water. It Would Be A Useful Reference Tool For Policy Makers, Project Managers, Development Organisations, Researchers And Other Interest Groups Working For Effective Agricultural Water Management. Contents Chapter 1: Potentials Of Water In Agriculture; Chapter 2: On Farm Water Management; Chapter 3: Water Table Management; Chapter 4: Drainage Water Assessment; Chapter 5: Agricultural Water Reuse; Chapter 6: Capacity Assessment In Agricultural Water Management; Chapter 7: Drainage Water Management; Chapter 8: Economic Evaluation Of Agricultural Water Resources.

Agricultural Water Management

Agricultural Water Management
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 9780309179256
ISBN 13: 0309179254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Water Management Book Review:

This report contains a collection of papers from a workshop---Strengthening Science-Based Decision-Making for Sustainable Management of Scarce Water Resources for Agricultural Production, held in Tunisia. Participants, including scientists, decision makers, representatives of non-profit organizations, and a farmer, came from the United States and several countries in North Africa and the Middle East. The papers examined constraints to agricultural production as it relates to water scarcity; focusing on 1) the state of the science regarding water management for agricultural purposes in the Middle East and North Africa 2) how science can be applied to better manage existing water supplies to optimize the domestic production of food and fiber. The cross-cutting themes of the workshop were the elements or principles of science-based decision making, the role of the scientific community in ensuring that science is an integral part of the decision making process, and ways to improve communications between scientists and decision makers.