Special Issue "Agricultural Water Management and Irrigation Systems Assessment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2022) | Viewed by 19423
Interests: precision irrigation; farming sustainability; agroeconomics; water resource management; irrigation efficiecy; precision agriculture
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The existence and persistence of climate change as well as the global impact of all its environmental ramifications makes evident the need to resort to ancestral practices in overcoming the combined impact of two climatic phenomena―the reduction in precipitation and the increase in temperature―on water balance. The climatic variability, (in)ability to irrigate, (un)availability of water, soil fertility, risk management in the face of extreme events, favorable conditions for organisms harmful to crops, and the alteration of phytosanitary systems are the main critical variables in mitigating the expected effects of climate change on agriculture. It is essential that the efficiency of water and energy use and management is improved in a transversal way, aiming, on the one hand, to increase the economic productivity of the exploration, and, on the other, to increase the availability of water for more irrigation, accompanied by a decrease in the negative environmental impacts associated with this practice.
This Special Issue calls for contributions on the following non-exclusive list of topics: irrigation strategies for improving water use efficiency, irrigation water management and modeling under climate change scenarios, irrigation systems and technologies for improving irrigation water and energy use efficiency, individual/collective irrigation management support platforms, and precision irrigation.
Prof. Dr. Gonçalo C. Rodrigues
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- irrigation water use efficiency
- irrigation scheduling and management
- sustainable irrigation practices
- climate change
- water scarcity
- precision irrigation
- IoT sensors
- irrigation networks
- energy use efficiency
- decision support systems
- economic impacts of irrigation efficiency
- irrigation system assessment