Handbook of Irrigation System Selection for Semi-Arid Regions: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Irrigation System Selection for Semi-Arid Regions

1st Edition

Edited by Mohammad Albaji, Saeid Eslamian, Faezeh Eslamian

CRC Press

296 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 78 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367505363
pub: 2020-07-24
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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.




  • Presents comparative analysis to aid in the selection of the most appropriate types of irrigation systems according to land characteristics.
  • Includes numerous practical case studies.
  • Offers parametric evaluation systems for irrigation purposes.
  • Considers data from semi-arid zones, each with different sub-climates.


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.



Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

Saeid Eslamian is an Associate Professor of Hydrology at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran where he heads the Hydrology Research Group at the Department of Water Engineering. His research focuses mainly on Statistical and Environmental Hydrology and Climate Change. In particular, he is working on Modeling and Prediction of Natural Hazards including Flood, Drought, Storm, Wind, Groundwater Drawdown, Pollution for Arid and Semi-arid Zones particularly Urban Areas.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Irrigation
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply