Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture

  • L. S. Pereira
  • R. A. Feddes
  • J. R. Gilley
  • B. Lesaffre

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 312)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. S. Pereira, J. R. Gilley, M. E. Jensen, R. A. Feddes, B. Lesaffre
      Pages 3-16
  3. Sustainability Concerns in Irrigated Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Marvin E. Jensen
      Pages 19-33
    3. Ian Carruthers
      Pages 35-46
    4. Harry Hill, Laurie Tollefson
      Pages 47-59
    5. Ivanildo Hespanhol
      Pages 61-83
    6. J. Porta, J. Herrero
      Pages 85-96
  4. Soil and Water Conservation and Water Harvesting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. H. Missaoui
      Pages 121-135
    3. D. Prinz
      Pages 137-168
  5. On-Farm Water Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. P. Steduto
      Pages 193-209
    3. Dale F. Heermann
      Pages 233-249
    4. A. Yazar, R. Kanber, B. Özekýcý
      Pages 251-265
  6. On-Farm Irrigation and Drainage Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Luis Santos Pereira
      Pages 269-289
    3. James R. Gilley
      Pages 291-307
    4. I. Papadopoulos
      Pages 309-322
    5. S. Bouarfa, B. Lesaffre, L. Smedema, D. Zimmer
      Pages 323-341
  7. Water Quality Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Rameshwar S. Kanwar
      Pages 373-393
    3. G. Vachaud, L. Kengni, B. Normand, J. L. Thony
      Pages 395-406
    4. F. Moreno, F. Cabrera, J. M. Murillo, J. E. Fernandez, E. Fernandez-Boy, J. A. Cayuela
      Pages 407-415
    5. Spyros Kyritsis
      Pages 417-428
  8. Irrigation Scheme Management

  9. Capacity Building

  10. Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. K. Mohtadullah, Gaylord V. Skogerboe, C. M. Wijayaratna
      Pages 571-580
    3. L. Cai, Y. Qian, D. Xu
      Pages 581-587
    4. F. N. Gichuki
      Pages 589-599
    5. A. Poulovassilis, P. Kerkides, S. Aggelides, T. Mimides, M. Psyhoyou, S. Alexandris et al.
      Pages 601-613
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 615-631

About this book


Irrigated agriculture and the use of water resources in agriculture face the challenges of sustainable development. Research has advanced our knowledge of water use by crops, soil-water-solutes interactions, and the engineering and managerial tools needed to mobilize, convey, distribute, control and apply water for agricultural production. However, the achievements booked in user practice have revealed the need for new developments in the areas of resource conservation, control of environmental and health impacts, modernisation of technologies and management, economic viability and the social acceptance of changes.
The contributions to Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture cover most of the relevant disciplines. Besides its multidisciplinarity, the different origins, experience, backgrounds and practices of the authors provide a wide, in-depth analysis of the various aspects of water resource utilization in agriculture. The papers review scientific, technical and managerial aspects, highlighting the main problems, issues and future developments. The book covers the different aspects of sustainability, including environmental, technical, economic, institutional and social ones. Advances in irrigation science and engineering are dealt with, both on- and off-farm. Special attention is paid to the different components of water quality management, to the transfer of technology, and to capacity building.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. S. Pereira
    • 1
  • R. A. Feddes
    • 2
  • J. R. Gilley
    • 3
  • B. Lesaffre
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Engineering, Instituto Superior de AgronomiaUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Department of Water ResourcesWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.CEMAGREFAntonyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4675-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8700-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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