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


Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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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

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