The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: Opportunities and Threats to Development
Mark Giordano, Karen G. Villholth
CABI, 2007 - Science - 419 pages
While addressing the issues of using groundwater in agriculture for irrigation in the developing world, this book discusses the problems associated with the degradation and overexploitation of using it. It explores the practiced and potential methods for its management in the context of agricultural development.
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