Efficient water management and irrigation on farms

Reardon-Smith, K. and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Scobie, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6874-9593 and Eberhard, J. and Maraseni, T. N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9361-1983 (2022) Efficient water management and irrigation on farms. In: Energy-smart farming: efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 102-134. ISBN 9781786768353


In this chapter, a brief overview of the current state of irrigation water resource management, both supply- and demand-side, is presented; innovative technologies and practices designed to improve water use efficiency and water productivity, such as the agricultural yield achieved per unit of water available or applied, are discussed; the energy implications of these are considered; and the importance of integrated decision-making at farm, irrigation scheme and policy levels is highlighted. Increasingly and to the extent possible, such decisions must account for trade-offs between food production and water and energy use (i.e. effectively, environmental security) and between adaptation and mitigation policy and practices.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 49411
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Agricultural Engineering (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 02:33
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 02:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water use efficiency; water productivity; agricultural yield
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49411

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only