The Fallacy of Irrigation Modernization

Published Date
February 19, 2012
Type
Book Chapter
The Fallacy of Irrigation Modernization
Authors:
Theib Oweis

Many countries are keen to move away from traditional surface irrigation systems to more modern and efficient systems such as drip and sprinkler irrigation. Surface irrigation systems are less efficient in terms of water application because more water is lost through runoff and deep percolation. However, the losses at field level can be partially or fully recovered at the scheme or basin levels by reusing drainage and runoff or extracting water that has percolated into groundwater aquifers

Citation:
Theib Oweis. (19/2/2012). The Fallacy of Irrigation Modernization, in "Water Around the Mediterranean". Brussels, Belgium: Revolve.
Keywords:
agriculture
water harvesting
water productivity
irrigation systems