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A Review of Management Strategies for Salt-prone Land and Water Resources in Iran

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dc.contributor.author Qureshi, Asad Sarwar
dc.contributor.author Qadir, Manzoor
dc.contributor.author Heydari, Nader
dc.contributor.author Turral, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Javadi, Arzhang
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-03T14:42:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-03T14:42:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4736
dc.description.abstract "Approximately half of the irrigated area of Iran falls under different types of salt-affected soils and average yield losses may be as high as 50 percent. Slightly and moderately salt-affected soils are mostly found on the piedmonts at the foot of the Elburz (Alborz) Mountains in the northern part of the country. The soils having severe to extreme salinity are predominantly located in the Central Plateau, the Khuzestan and Southern Coastal Plains and the Caspian Coastal Plain. The process of salinization of the surface water resources is mainly due to natural conditions, and to a lesser extent, to the discharge of drainage water into the river systems. Estimates show that about 6.7 km3 of brackish water flow annually through 12 major rivers. There is no straightforward solution to the complex problems of salt-induced soil and water resources degradation in Iran. The approaches addressing the management of these resources need to be multidimensional and must take into account biophysical and environmental conditions of the target areas as well as livelihood aspects of the associated communities." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Working Paper, no. 125 en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject mountain regions en_US
dc.subject salinization en_US
dc.subject river basins en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title A Review of Management Strategies for Salt-prone Land and Water Resources in Iran en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Iran en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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