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Water Management, Pollution and Alternative Strategies


Raphael Abrahao

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Irrigated agriculture is the most significant user of fresh water in the world and, due to the large area occupied, is one of the major pollution sources for the water resources. This book comprises 12 chapters that cover different issues and problematics of irrigated agriculture: from water use in different irrigated systems to pollution generated by irrigated agriculture. Moreover, the book also includes chapters that deal with new possibilities of improving irrigation techniques through the reuse of drainage water and wastewater, helping to reduce freshwater extractions. A wide range of issues is herein presented, related to the evaluation of irrigated agriculture impacts and management practices to reduce these impacts on the environment.

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IrrigationWater Management, Pollution and Alternative StrategiesEdited by Iker Garcia-Garizabal

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2487

ISBN: 978-953-51-0421-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6179-0

Copyright year: 2012

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29812 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

57 Dimensions Citations


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1. Comparing Water Performance by Two Different Surface Irrigation Methods

By Francisco Mojarro Dávila, Carlos Francisco Bautista Capetillo, José Gumaro Ortiz Valdez and Ernesto Vázquez Fernández


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2. Watershed Monitoring for the Assessment of Irrigation Water Use and Irrigation Contamination

By Iker García-Garizábal, Raphael Abrahao and Jesús Causapé


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3. Pumice for Efficient Water Use in Greenhouse Tomato Production

By Miguel Angel Segura-Castruita, Luime Martínez-Corral, Pablo Yescas-Coronado, Jorge A. Orozco-Vidal and Enrique Martínez-Rubín de Celis


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4. Cyclic Irrigation for Reducing Nutrients and Suspended Solids Loadings from Paddy Fields in Japan

By Takehide Hama


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5. Urbanization, Water Quality Degradation and Irrigation for Agriculture in Nhue River Basin of Vietnam

By Mai Van Trinh and Do Thanh Dinh


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6. Recycling Vertical-Flow Biofilter: A Treatment System for Agricultural Subsurface Tile Water

By K.H. Baker and S.E. Clark


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7. Water Regime Affecting the Soil and Plant Nitrogen Availability

By Adrijana Filipović


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8. The Response of Ornamental Plants to Saline Irrigation Water

By Carla Cassaniti, Daniela Romano and Timothy J. Flowers


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9. Greywater Use in Irrigation: Characteristics, Advantages and Concerns

By Cristina Matos, Ana Sampaio and Isabel Bentes


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10. Risks for Human Health of Using Wastewater for Turf Grass Irrigation

By Pilar Mañas, Elena Castro and Jorge de las Heras


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11. Marginal Waters for Agriculture - Characteristics and Suitability Analysis of Treated Paper Mill Effluent

By P. Nila Rekha and N.K. Ambujam


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12. Occurrence and Survival of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Irrigation Water

By Nohelia Castro-del Campo, Célida Martínez-Rodríguez and Cristóbal Chaidez


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