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Major Crops and Water Scarcity in Egypt

Irrigation Water Management under Changing Climate

  • Provides a new approach to calculate water requirements under climate change scenarios, which was never done before in Egypt

  • Explains how to quantify the effect of increasing water application efficiency and water management

  • Demonstrates the effect of climate change on water requirements and production of four important crops in Egypt, which could be applicable in other countries


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Samiha Ouda, Tahany Noreldin, Mohamed Hosney
    Pages 1-23
  3. Samiha Ouda, Khaled Abd El-Latif, Fouad Khalil
    Pages 25-32
  4. Samiha Ouda, Abd El-Hafeez Zohry
    Pages 33-51
  5. Tahany Noreldin, Samiha Ouda, Ahmed Taha
    Pages 53-68
  6. Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Samiha Ouda, Sayed abd El-Hafez
    Pages 69-84
  7. Ahmed M. Taha, Samiha Ouda, Abd El-Hafeez Zohry
    Pages 85-97
  8. Ahmed Said, Abd El-Hafeez Zohry, Samiha Ouda
    Pages 99-115
  9. Sayed A. Abd El-Hafez, A. Z. El-Bably
    Pages 117-126

About this book


This book includes multi-disciplinary quantifications of the effect of climate change on water requirements of wheat, maize, rice and sugarcane. Furthermore, it provides on-farm management that faces water scarcity under current situation and under climate change. Changing cultivation method (raised beds instead of furrows or basins) or increasing irrigation application efficiency (sprinkler or drip systems instead of surface irrigation) can reduce the applied water. Irrigated agriculture, although profitable, it endures wasteful use of valuable water resources. Taking into account the risk of climate change, developing countries like Egypt will highly suffer. Furthermore, the effect of intercropping (two crops use the applied water to one of them), and/or using crop rotations (arrange crops to reduce the applied water, increase water productivity and sustain soil fertility) on production and consumed irrigation water by crops were comprehensively analyzed.


Climate Change Effects Crop Production Crop rotations Crop sequence Food Security Intercropping Irrigation Water Management Water Scarcity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Research CenterGizaEgypt

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