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Author Oweis, Theib Yousef.

Title Water harvesting for agriculture in the dry areas / Theib Y. Oweis, Dieter Prinz, Ahmed Y. Hachum
Published Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press/Balkema, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages, [26] pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Principles and practices of water harvesting -- Hydrological aspects of water harvesting -- Methods and techniques in water harvesting -- Runoff inducement methods -- Identification of areas suitable for water harvesting -- Planning and design of water harvesting systems -- Storage of harvested water -- Implementation, operation, and maintenance of water harvesting systems -- Socioeconomic issues -- Water quality and environmental considerations
Summary Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also 'natural leakage, - 90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water. How does water harvesting work? Which sites or areas are best suited and how can these areas be identified? How to design, build and maintain a water harvesting system tailored to local needs? How can water harvesting contribute to combating land degradation, enhancing food security and adapting to clim
Notes "A Balkema book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Arid regions agriculture.
Water harvesting.
Water-supply, Agricultural.
Arid regions agriculture.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Water Supply.
Water harvesting.
Water-supply, Agricultural.
Form Electronic book
Author Hachum, Ahmed Yousif, 1945-
Prinz, Dieter.
ISBN 0203106253
Other Titles Rainwater harvesting for agriculture in the dry areas