Evaluating effects of irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization by establishing the water demand minimum level for profitable operation
A large irrigation scheme having thousands of water users within its command area should be managed as an integrated agricultural production system, capable to generate economic benefits. The irrigation scheme operation intensity is variable in time, depending mainly upon the actual climate conditions and real water demand of the potential customers. This operation intensity can be expressed as the ratio between the net water volume which was applied to the crops and integrally used for increasing agricultural yield, and the net water volume required to irrigate all of the crops within irrigation ...
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