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Water Productivity and Operation, Sustainability and Climate Change

Edited by Sandra Ricart

University of Alicante


Antonio M. Rico

University of Alicante

Jorge Olcina

University of Alicante

The management of irrigation systems is context-dependent, socially constructed, and technically uncertain. An example of complex social-ecological systems, irrigation deals with both the ecosystem uncertainty and the implementation of new technological systems and water management options. Issues to be addressed by irrigation systems at the global scale include: water productivity and food security, field operation and maintenance, spate irrigation in climate change scenarios, and vulnerability of environmental resources. This book provides examples of some of the current challenges faced by irrigation systems from technical and social perspectives. The book offers an easy-to-follow format focused on different case studies combining evidence-based solutions for increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability of irrigation systems in semi-arid and arid regions across the world.

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IrrigationWater Productivity and Operation, Sustainability and Climate ChangeEdited by Sandra Ricart

Published: December 18th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77413

ISBN: 978-1-78984-677-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-676-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-304-9

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Addressing Past Claims and Oncoming Challenges for Irrigation Systems

By Sandra Ricart, Jorge Olcina and Antonio M. Rico


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2. Agronomic Operation and Maintenance of Field Irrigation Systems

By Luis A. Gurovich and Luis Fernando Riveros


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3. Integrating Remote Sensing Data into Fuzzy Control System for Variable Rate Irrigation Estimates

By Willians Ribeiro Mendes, Fábio Meneghetti U. Araújo and Salah Er-Raki


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4. Performance of Water Desalination and Modern Irrigation Systems for Improving Water Productivity

By Hani Abdelghani Mansour, Ren Hongjouan, Hu Jiandong, Bao Hong Feng and Liang Changmei


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5. Vulnerability of Environmental Resources in Indus Basin after the Development of Irrigation System

By Muhammad Irfan, Abdul Qadir, Habib Ali, Nadia Jamil and Sajid Rashid Ahmad


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6. Spate Irrigation: Impact of Climate Change with Specific Reference to Pakistan

By Qudrat Ullah Khan and Obaid Ullah Sayal


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