Irrigation Costs Books

  • Aridity

    At the intersection of environmental science and human biology this book deals with dry ecosystems - aridity, droughts, wind and its influence on soils and regulation - the societies affected by these ecosystems, and the inventiveness of those living under these conditions. These environments are the basis of nomad existence, of irrigated ...

  • Water Reuse for Irrigation: Agriculture, Landscapes, and Turf Grass

    Water reuse programs worldwide face a number of technical, economic, and regulatory challenges related to the long-term environmental, agronomic, and health impacts of the recycling of reclaimed water. Also, the economic benefit of water reuse in irrigation is difficult to determine, and must be weighed against environmental costs, making the ...

  • Fisheries in irrigation systems of arid Asia (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers(Reprint; first edition in 2004) This Fisheries Technical Paper is a companion to the Report of the FAO Expert Consultation on the Use of Irrigation Systems for Sustainable Fish Production in Arid Countries of Asia (FAO Fisheries Report No. 679, ISBN 92-5-104832-0). The consultation was held at Almaty, ...

  • Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and ...

  • Modernizing irrigation management - the MASSCOTE approach. Mapping System and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (+ 2 CD-ROMs) (English)

    Series: FAO Irrigation and Drainage PapersThis publication describes the MASSCOTE methodology, illustrated by several applications in Asia. MASSCOTE is a comprehensive methodology for analysing the modernization of canal operation. The aim is to enable experts to work together with users in determining improved processes for cost-effective ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: The Contributions of Dan Yaron

    The primary focus of the book is the interaction between quantity and quality in water resource management at various levels and sectors. The chapters cover field, farm, and regional-level water allocation issues, as well as international aspects of water sharing. The book demonstrates the use of economic approaches such as linear and non-linear ...

  • The Aral Sea Encyclopedia

    The situation of the Aral Sea is known as one of the worst man-made environmental crises of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Many have seen the satellite photos evidencing the startling shrinkage and deterioration of the sea, as it was a few decades ago and how it appears today. Whereas the Aral Sea was the world’s fourth-largest inland ...

  • Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies II

    This book contains most of the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation, Management, Technologies and Policies. The meeting follows the success of the first Conference which was organised in Bologna in 2006.Over-exploitation of fresh water resources is leading to damaging long lasting environmental effects ...

  • Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies

    Planted forests, from irrigated eucalypts in Brazil to Douglas-fir seedlings in the mountains of Oregon, are described and discussed by international experts. The varieties, purposes, forms, and ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests are considered in technical details and in case studies from temperate and tropical ...

  • Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques. Second edition (En)

    Increasing the efficiency of water use and enhancing agricultural water productivity at all levels of the production chains are becoming priorities in a growing number of countries. In particular, shifting to modern on-farm irrigation practices can contribute to a substantial increase in both water use efficiency and water productivity. The ...

  • Small farmers economic organisations and public policies – A comparative study

    In Bolivia, small farmers economic organisations (organizaviones ecόnomicas campesinas – OECs) are increasingly being talked about as actors that could play a key role in channelling proposals and programmes for sustainable agriculture, in the context of market liberalisation and globalisation.But what are OEC’s? What is their function? How ...

  • Water charging in irrigated agriculture. An analysis of international experience (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsDuring the last decade, the concept of water demand management has received increasing attention from both academics and development agencies and banks. In the face of rising costs for supply augmentation and concerns over the apparently inefficient use of water in agriculture, managing demand appears a priority means of ...

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