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Water and Sustainable Agriculture


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Iván Francisco García-Tejero, Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo, José Luis Muriel-Fernández, Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
    Pages 1-94

About this book


Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently, agriculture is undergoing significant changes in innovative irrigation, fertilizer technology, and agronomic expertise. These elements constitute a vital platform for sustainable agricultural success and for preventing environmental damage. This review presents several processes linked to environmental irrigation, balancing environmental protection with improved agricultural production.


Agricultural Water Use Climate Change Deficit Irrigation Land Management Sustainable Agriculture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  2. 2.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  3. 3.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  4. 4.Suelos y RiegosIFAPA Centro “Camino de Purchil”GranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Water and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Authors Iván Francisco García-Tejero
    Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo
    José Luis Muriel-Fernández
    Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Agriculture
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Iván Francisco García-Tejero 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-2090-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2091-6
  • Series ISSN 2211-808X
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-8098
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 94
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Water Industry/Water Technologies
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From the reviews:

“Garcķa-Tejero and colleagues … present a good review of the benefits and risks of agricultural water use, and potential strategies to improve agricultural sustainability through greater water use efficiency. … It is current and amply referenced … . Specialists will appreciate the research update this review offers … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (M. K. Bomford, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)