Irrigation Water Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128175842

Irrigation Water Management

1st Edition

Challenges and Innovations

Authors: Chandra Madramootoo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128175842
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 266
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Agricultural Water Management: Theory, Abstraction and Practices advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of agricultural water management through an integrated approach that addresses the complexity of managing agricultural water.

Agricultural water management has gained considerable momentum in recent decades among the earth and environmental science communities as they seek solutions and understanding of the concepts integral to agricultural water management. This book presents in one volume a collection of the recent developments and rigorous applications of the agricultural water management from advanced sources such as satellite, mesoscale and climate models integrated with conceptual modelling system. Agricultural water management: theory, abstraction and practices that are presented include, but are not limited to: drought, irrigation scheduling, weather forecasting, climate change, precipitation forecasting and others. By linking the all the system, this book will be a first handbook promoting the synergistic and multidisciplinary activities among scientists and users working in the field hydro-meteorological and agricultural sciences.

Key Features

  • Addresses challenges and limitations of current irrigation options
  • Presents emerging technologies and methods for improving water resource management
  • Informs the design of effective, efficient irrigation systems


Undergraduate and graduate students specializing in irrigation, water management and food security. It will also be a reference book for professors and practitioners

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Extent of Irrigation
    3. Techniques of Irrigation
    4. Benefits of Irrigation Development
    5. Climate change and Water Scarcity in Agriculture
    6. Environmental, Health, and Social Consequences of Irrigation
    7. Institutional Aspects
    8. New Irrigation Technologies
    9. Conclusions References


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About the Author

Chandra Madramootoo

Professor Chandra Madramootoo is Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Associate Vice Principal of McGill University, a member of the senior academic leadership team of McGill University, and a James McGill Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering. He serves on several univesity governance bodies including Senate, Building and Properties Committee of the Board of Governors, and the Animal Resource Advisory Council.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice Principal, McGill University, Canada

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