296 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 78 B/W Illus.
The Handbook of Irrigation System Selection for Semi-Arid Regions compares the various types of available irrigation systems for different regions and conditions, and explains how to analyze field data to determine the suitability of the land for surface, sprinkle, or drip irrigation systems. The book focuses on strategies for irrigation development and management and examines deficit irrigation and partial root-zone drying systems. Also, solute leaching modeling under different irrigation systems, soil moisture conditions, and organic fertilizer application in arid areas are discussed. Further, it examines multi-criteria decision making for irrigation management and the appraisal of agricultural lands for irrigation in hot, sub-humid regions.
Focusing on semi-arid land, the book highlights parametric evaluation systems for irrigation purposes, along with the use of analytical hierarchy processes integrated with GIS to determine which systems are best suited. This comprehensive and well-illustrated handbook will be of great interest to students, professionals, and researchers involved with all aspects of irrigation in semi-arid regions.
Introduction to Irrigation System Selection. Parametric Evaluation System for Irrigation Purposes. Land Suitability Maps for Irrigation. Irrigation Management in Europe: Romania. Deficit Irrigation in Middle East: Saudi Arabia. Investigating the Working Hydraulic Conditions of Irrigation Canals in Western Africa to Eastern Central Africa: Sudan. Deficit Irrigation in Northeastern Africa: Ethiopia. Irrigation System Selection in Western Asia: Karkheh Basin. Irrigation System Selection in Western Asia: Great Karun and Dez Watershed. Irrigation System Selection in Western Asia: Maron and Jarahi Catchments. Irrigation System Selection in Western Asia: Khir Abad and Zohreh Watershed. Irrigation Deficit, Regulated Irrigation and Partial Irrigation: an Opportunity or Risk.