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Issues of Water Management in Agriculture: Compilation of Essays

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dc.contributor.author Jinendradasa, Sithara S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-26T19:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-26T19:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5091
dc.description.abstract "This book contains essays from lead scientists from partner organizations in these initiatives. Topics include, water and poverty; water rights; agriculture and environment; improving water productivity; water savings in agriculture; rainwater and food production; fisheries; and sustainable groundwater use. We contend that increasing the productivity of water in agriculture--obtaining more value for each drop used in forests, fisheries, livestock and crops--is necessary to bring about change. This is required in both rainfed and irrigated areas. However, increasing water productivity alone is not sufficient to solve the world water crisis. It must be done in a way that maintains important ecosystems and the services they provide. It requires a river basin focus to understand how water use in agriculture affects other users. It needs a focus on poverty, health and nutrition, and a special focus is necessary on groundwater because of the opportunities it provides in food production and poverty alleviation—as well as severe threats from overuse and pollution. Finally, water rights are key to both water productivity and distribution of benefits gained from using water." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject environmental policy en_US
dc.subject productivity en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject groundwater en_US
dc.subject poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Issues of Water Management in Agriculture: Compilation of Essays en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US

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