About the book
Given the current predictions of climate in various parts of the world, society would be facing a higher frequency of droughts and floods. In arid and semi-arid regions of the world, irrigation may serve as an important adaptation to climate change. Other parts of the world may also face flooding of agricultural land due to intense rain events under the changed climate. Both of these events would affect the food security of the countries. As a result, both irrigation and drainage may come in limelight in many countries of the world. Further expansion of these activities would demand many types of information not only by the producers but also by policy makers. Although economic motives are very important in adoption of irrigation and drainage, other barriers may also exist. These barriers may include, but not limited to, environmental concerns, lack of financial incentives, availability of technology, concern for water consumption.
This book is designed to provide information for development of irrigation and drainage in an international setting.