Special Issue "Advanced Irrigation Management for Mitigating Environmental Impacts on Agricultural Systems"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Use and Irrigation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Willibald Loiskandl
Guest Editor
Institute for Soil Physics and Rural Water Management (SoPhy), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: hydraulics; soil fertility; environment; sustainability; soil analysis; soil and water conservation; water resources engineering; water resources management; environmental impact assessment; hydrological modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss new developments in irrigation practice and management. The focus should be on a comprehensive approach within agricultural systems. Topics may vary from new high-tech solutions to affordable practices, especially for smallholder farmers. The relation of water and soil with respect to soil fertility, soil protection and remediation could also be addressed. Agricultural practices should acknowledge the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to ensure safe and sufficient food supply for a growing population worldwide and at the same time minimizing impacts on the environment and health. Technical solutions and social as well as economic issues are part of holistic management practice. The role of irrigation in this context is commonly not doubted, but new challenges and pressures on natural resources need new and innovative approaches. This is not about what technology is available, but what technology and management practice are most appropriate for a specific situation. There is definitely not a single solution available. Hence, the Special Issue is a platform to discuss and exchange different and innovative approaches.

Prof. Willibald Loiskandl
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sustainable agricultural systems
  • irrigation technologies
  • environmental impact assessment
  • water use efficiency
  • SDG's
  • irrigation innovations
  • natural resources
  • land use

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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