Water Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas Theib Yousef Oweis

ISBN: 9780203106259

Published: January 1st 2012

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276 pages


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Water Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas  by  Theib Yousef Oweis

Water Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas by Theib Yousef Oweis
January 1st 2012 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 276 pages | ISBN: 9780203106259 | 10.16 Mb

Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also OCynatural leakageOCOOCo90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water.How does water harvesting work? Which sites or areas are best suited and how can these areas be identified? How to design, build and maintain a water harvesting system tailored to local needs?

How can water harvesting contribute to combating land degradation, enhancing food security and adapting to climate change? This book provides the answers.The book is based on many years of research, training and development by three of the worldOCOs leading experts in water management and agriculture. It is authoritative, comprehensive, and easy to read, containing practical examples, many illustrations and little jargon.

This volume will be of great interest to researchers, development workers, farmers, policymakers, students of the natural sciencesOCoin fact, anyone interested in efficient, sustainable management of water resources and agriculture.



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