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Author Oweis, T

Title Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture
Published Milton : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (613 pages)
Series Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science ; 45
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
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
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
Notes 2 Rainwater harvesting (RWH): general issues
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Subject Sustainable agriculture.
Water -- Management
Sustainable agriculture.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Water -- Management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351114603