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Water management for sustainable agriculture

Publisher: Cambridge : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, [2018]. ©2018
Series: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, 45.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is increasing competition for water resources with declining aquifer reserves and lower rainfall in some areas due to climate change. This volume reviews research into topics such as more  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Oweis, T.
Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture.
Milton : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781786761781 1786761785
OCLC Number: 1045525276
Notes: 2 Rainwater harvesting (RWH): general issues
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 613 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Series list; Introduction; Part 1 Fundamentals; Chapter 1 Understanding and measuring plant water use; 1 Introduction; 2 Fundamentals of plant-water relations and their measurement; 3 Evapotranspiration (ET); 4 Modern measurement techniques for ET fluxes; 5 Plant water use in the context of sustainable agriculture; 6 Summary and future trends; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 Acknowledgements; 9 References; Chapter 2 Dynamics of water storage and retention in soil; 1 Introduction; 2 Measuring and modelling soil water retention 3 Case study: assessing the variability of water retention data and related soil properties4 Methods for predicting soil hydraulic properties on catchment scales; 5 Using data sets with soil hydrological properties; 6 The outlook for soil hydraulic properties prediction; 7 Factors affecting water retention and loss; 8 Conclusion; 9 Future trends; 10 Where to look for further information; 11 References; Chapter 3 Climate change and water resources for agriculture; 1 Introduction; 2 Estimating the impact of climate change on rainfed agriculture 3 Estimating the impact of climate change on water resources4 Water availability for irrigated agriculture; 5 Climate change adaptation policy; 6 Selection of adaptation choices; 7 Case study: water availability for irrigation in Southern Europe; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Sustainable use of groundwater and surface water for irrigation; Chapter 4 An integrated approach for the estimation of crop water requirements based on soil, plant and atmospheric measurements; 1 Introduction 2 Methods for estimating crop water requirements: overview a3 Atmosphere-based methods for estimating crop water require; 4 Plant-based methods for estimating crop water requirements; 5 Plant-based methods for estimating crop water requirements; 6 Soil-based methods for estimating crop water requirements; 7 Case study; 8 Summary; 9 Future trends in research; 10 Where to look for further information; 11 Acknowledgements; 12 References; Chapter 5 The economics of groundwater development and governance; 1 Introduction; 2 Textbook economics of aquifer development 3 Alternative approaches to groundwater governance4 The possibility of collective action; 5 Conclusion; 6 Future trends; 7 References; Chapter 6 Managing surface water for irrigation; 1 Introduction; 2 Global use of surface water for irrigation; 3 Typologies of surface irrigation schemes; 4 Strategies for the management of surface water resources; 5 Conclusion and future trends; 6 Where to look for further information; 7 References; Part 3 Other sources of water for irrigation; Chapter 7 Rainwater and floodwater harvesting for crop irrigation; 1 Introduction
Series Title: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, 45.
Responsibility: edited by Theib Oweis.

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