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Sustainable land management in an intensively irrigated agriculture domain

Furii, L. (2020) Sustainable land management in an intensively irrigated agriculture domain.

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Abstract:Global factors such as population growth and climate change continue to put increasing stress on the agricultural system and increase irrigation demands in regions suffering from water shortages. Hence, sustainable methods to optimize water use are gaining importance in arid and semi arid regions. Traditionally, agricultural research has prioritised on maximizing total production. In recent years focus has shifted to the limiting factors in production systems, notably the availability of water. Therefore, studies on water saving in intensively irrigated areas are of growing concern and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) techniques are increasingly promoted as an optimal approach to manage irrigation water supply. Therefore, the present study aims at implementing SLM techniques in a horticulture area domain suffering from water shortages to improve irrigation water use. The case study is the Rambla del Albujon catchment within the Campo de Cartagena, southern Spain, watershed one of the most important agriculture supply centre in Europe.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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