More Water for Arid Lands: Promising Technologies and Research Opportunities

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The Minerva Group, Inc., Aug 1, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 168 pages
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Little known but promising technologies for the use and conservation of scarce water supplies in arid areas are the subject of this report. Not a technical handbook, it aims to draw the attention of agricultural and community officials and researchers to opportunities for development projects with probably high social value. The technologies discussed should, at present, be seen as supplements to, not substitutes for, standard large-scale water supply and management methods. But many have immediate local value for small-scale water development and conservation, especially in remote areas with intermittent rainfall. There are brief summaries of the contents in Arabic, French, and Spanish.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
1
WATER SUPPLY
7
Rainwater Harvesting
9
Runoff Agriculture
23
Irrigation with Saline Water
38
Reuse of Water
50
Wells
52
Other Sources of Water
64
Trickle Irrigation
97
Other Innovative Irrigation Methods
105
Reducing Cropland Percolation Losses
111
Reducing Transpiration
116
Selecting and Managing Crops To Use Water More Efficiently
123
ControlledEnvironment Agriculture
128
Other Promising WaterConservation Techniques
135
y
137

WATER CONSERVATION
71
Reducing Evaporation from Water Surfaces
73
Reducing Seepage Losses
81
Reducing Evaporation from Soil Surfaces
87
SUMMARY IN ARABIC
138
RESUME EN FRANQAIS
144
RESUMEN EN ESPANOL
147
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