Irrigation Water Books

  • Practical Manual for the Monitoring and Control of Macrofouling Mollusks in Fresh Water Systems, Second Edition

    Since the publication of the first edition, several types of mollusks have become troublesome in regard to agriculture, water quality, irrigation, and industrial piping in general. For example, the quagga mussel has crossed the continental divide of North America and is now causing significant problems. This new edition features international case ...

  • Creating legal space for water use organizations: transparency, governance and the law

    FAO Legislative Studies # 100This publication describes the experience of a number of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with crafting regulatory frameworks for irrigation water users' organizations. It also seeks to distil a number of key regulatory requirements. As a result, this study serves as a ...

  • Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and whole ecosystems-oriented. Yet few turfgrass managers have received formal training in the intricacies of irrigation water. Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management ...

  • Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and systems-oriented. This book provides a comprehensive, science-based understanding of irrigation water quality. The text confronts each challenge associated with various water sources over the whole ...

  • 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 ...

  • A New Approach of Sediment Transport in the Design and Operation of Irrigation Canals

    Understanding the behavior and transport of sediment allows efficient planning and reliable water delivery schedules, and ensures the controlled deposition of sediments, making maintenance activities more manageable. This book presents a detailed analysis of sediment transport in irrigation canals, together with physical and mathematical ...

  • Global map of irrigation areas (version 4.o.1) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMIn global studies related to water use, food production or climate change, knowing the location of irrigate agriculture is important in order to assess better the impact of water use on the available water resources. The Global map of irrigation areas shows the amount of area equipped for ...

  • Vitals Signs 2007-2008

    This report tracks and analyzes 44 trends that are shaping our future, and includes graphs and charts to provide a visual comparison over time. Categories of trends include: Food, Agricultural Resources, Energy and Climate, Global Economy, Resource Economics, Environment, Conflict and Peace, Communications and Transportation, Population and ...

  • Demand for products of irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsIf irrigated production is to make a significant contribution to food security and economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa, it will have to be re-structured across the region as a whole. This is the main conclusion of a study undertaken by FAO to analyse the drivers of demand for irrigated production in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

  • Model Predictive Control on Open Water Systems

    In the research Model Predictive Control on Open Water Systems, the relatively new control methodology Model Predictive Control is configured for application of water quantity control on open water systems, especially on irrigation canals and large drainage systems. The methodology applies an internal model of the open water system, by which ...

  • Irrigation in Africa in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2005 (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and development. This report presents the result of the most recent survey carries out in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Capacity development in irrigation and drainage. Issues, challenges and the way ahead (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsGeneral consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that the lack of capacity is constraining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right ...

  • 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 ...

  • Agriculture, food and water. A contribution to the "World Water Development Report" (En)

    Producing our daily food requires one thousand times more water than we use to drink and one hundred times more than we use to meet our basic need. Agriculture is the major source of food and by far the largest consumer of water on the globe. How can more food be produced with the same amount of water? How does food security connect to poverty and ...

  • Unlocking the water potential of agriculture (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesAll statistical evidence confirms that agriculture is the key sector for water management, now and in the next decades. Nevertheless, the rural water development sector fails at present to get priority, compared to other competing sectors, in international fora. Strong and new arguments are needed to bring rural water back ...

  • Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesPhocaides, A. Irrigated agriculture has been an extremely important source of food production over recent decades. Food requirements will increase in future, while global water resources are limited. Therefore, making the best use of water for agriculture and improving irrigation efficiency are prerequisites for the ...

  • Irrigation Guidelines on CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThere are a number of irrigation guidelines available worldwide from various national and international institutions and organizations. Such guidelines cover different irrigation topics in varying degrees of quantity and quality. The individual user may have difficulty in both identifying ...

  • Groundwater and the Environment: Applications for the Global Community

    Historically, water has been treated as an inexhaustible resource. However, with the growth of population and development of industry and agriculture, freshwater demand has increased drastically, and its shortage felt in roughly 60% of the Earth. As early as 1931, renowned Russian scholar A.P. Karpansky wrote: 'Water is not only a mineral ...

  • Silting and Desilting of Reservoirs

    The creation of river dams and the storage of water have been a strategy for survival for many centuries. Reservoirs have diverse functions, providing irrigation, water supply, storage of water, flood control, navigation and power generation.  The silting of a reservoir is an unavoidable process.  Although it cannot be halted, silting ...

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