Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Irrigation and Drainage - A Global Perspective

Surendra N. Kulshreshtha

University of Saskatchewan


Gabrijel Ondrasek

University of Zagreb


Irrigation Types Irrigated Area Waterlogging and Drainage Subsurface Irrigation Water Table Management Technological Developments Economics Social Impacts Water Conservation Water Re-use Policy Measures Environmental Impacts

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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.

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Date completed: June 12th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 1st 2020

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Review results due: November 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 19th 2021

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Surendra N. Kulshreshtha

University of Saskatchewan

Suren(dra) N. Kulshreshtha is currently a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, a position he has held for the past 50 years. He joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1969. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, at Laxenburg, Austria. He has also served various professional societies in capacities such as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Water Resources Journal. He has also participated in several oversees projects in Indonesia, Zambia and India through the Canadian International Development Agency. On the basis of his contributions to the profession of agricultural economics, the Canadian Society of Agricultural Economics selected him a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society in 2004.

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