Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management

Edited by Manish Kumar

Tezpur University, India

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.

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Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water ManagementEdited by Manish Kumar

Published: March 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2488

ISBN: 978-953-51-0117-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5233-0

Copyright year: 2012

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73489 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

90 Dimensions Citations


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1. Equity in Access to Irrigation Water: A Comparative Analysis of Tube-Well Irrigation System and Conjunctive Irrigation System

By Anindita Sarkar


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2. Irrigation Water: Alternative Pricing Schemes Under Uncertain Climatic Conditions

By Gabriele Dono and Luca Giraldo


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3. Irrigation Development: A Food Security and Household Income Perspective

By Kenneth Nhundu and Abbyssinia Mushunje


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4. Water Rights Allocation, Management and Trading in an Irrigation District - A Case Study of Northwestern China

By Hang Zheng, Zhongjing Wang, Roger Calow and Yongping Wei


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5. Effects of Irrigation-Water Pricing on the Profitability of Mediterranean Woody Crops

By M. A. Fernández-Zamudio, F. Alcon and M. D. De-Miguel


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6. Irrigation Institutions of Bangladesh: Some Lessons

By Nasima Tanveer Chowdhury


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7. Modelling Current and Future Pan-European Irrigation Water Demands and Their Impact on Water Resources

By Tim Aus der Beek, Ellen Kynast and Martina Flörke


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8. Basics and Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar as a Tool for Monitoring Irrigation Process

By Kazunori Takahashi, Jan Igel, Holger Preetz and Seiichiro Kuroda


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9. A Low Cost Remote Monitoring Method for Determining Farmer Irrigation Practices and Water Use

By Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli


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10. Critical Evaluation of Different Techniques for Determining Soil Water Content

By Alejandro Zermeño-González, Juan Munguia-López, Martín Cadena-Zapata, Santos Gabriel Campos-Magaña, Luis Ibarra-Jiménez and Raúl Rodríguez-García


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11. Precision Irrigation: Sensor Network Based Irrigation

By N. G. Shah ancd Ipsita Das


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12. Using Wireless Sensor Networks for Precision Irrigation Scheduling

By John D. Lea-Cox


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13. Comparison of Different Irrigation Methods Based on the Parametric Evaluation Approach in West North Ahwaz Plain

By Mohammad Albaji, Saeed Boroomand Nasab and Jabbar Hemadi


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14. Guideline for Groundwater Resource Management Using the GIS Tools in Arid to Semi Arid Climate Regions

By Salwa Saidi, Salem Bouri, Brice Anselme and Hamed Ben Dhia


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15. Soil, Water and Crop Management for Agricultural Profitability and Natural Resources Protection in Salt-Threatened Irrigated Lands

By Fernando Visconti and José Miguel de Paz


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16. Criteria for Evaluation of Agricultural Land Suitability for Irrigation in Osijek County Croatia

By Lidija Tadić


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17. Rationalisation of Established Irrigation Systems: Policy and Pitfalls

By Francine Rochford


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18. Optimal Design or Rehabilitation of an Irrigation Project's Pipe Network

By Milan Cisty


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19. An Algebraic Approach for Controlling Cascade of Reaches in Irrigation Canals

By Mouhamadou Samsidy Goudiaby, Abdou Sene and Gunilla Kreiss


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20. Spatial Variability of Field Microtopography and Its Influence on Irrigation Performance

By Meijian Bai, Di Xu, Yinong Li and Shaohui Zhang


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21. Performance of Smallholder Irrigation Schemes in the Vhembe District of South Africa

By Wim Van Averbeke


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22. Decision Strategies for Soil Water Estimations in Soybean Crops Subjected to No-Tillage and Conventional Systems, in Brazil

By Lucieta G. Martorano, Homero Bergamaschi, Rogério T. de Faria and Genei A. Dalmago


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