The tradeoffs between water savings and GHG emissions in irrigated agriculture

Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Maraseni, Tek and Reardon-Smith, Kate (2013) The tradeoffs between water savings and GHG emissions in irrigated agriculture. In: Irrigation Australia Regional Conference 2013: Sharing Irrigation Knowledge for Better Outcomes, 28-30 May 2013, Griffith, Australia.

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Abstract

Background: Significant concerns about the longer term impact of climate change and climate variability on water availability.
•Government's water and environmental policies (such as new MDB plan and water buyback) further increasing pressure on irrigators.
•The conversion of surface irrigation systems to more efficient pressurised systems has been heralded as an integral way of increasing water use efficiency.
•But pressurised irrigation technologies may increase energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
•Policy conflicts: Water for the Future program and possible introduction of Carbon Tax/ETS


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 06:43
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 23:38
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production > 829805 Management of Water Consumption by Plant Production
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23568

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