Special Issue "Agricultural Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019).
Interests: agriculture water relationships; water quality and irrigation; controlled drainage; ecosystem services; aquaponics
Climate projections show that extreme weather events worldwide are very likely to become more frequent, with higher occurrence of intense droughts and floods, leading to yield losses and problems to water management at basin scale. Agriculture, being the largest user of fresh water and the most diffused activity in the anthropized ecosystems, can play a pivotal role in a sustainable and integrated water management.
Therefore, agricultural research has to provide innovative, realistic and holistic solutions to improve water productivity (achieving more crop per drop) for rainfed and irrigated cropping systems.
At the same time, increasing attention has to be deserved to water quality issues: on one side agriculture can act as non-point source of pollution, on the other polluted waters coming from urban and industrial areas can damage crop yield and soil quality if used for irrigation.
Finally, the agricultural territories can provide important ecosystem services related to water management, as purification and fluxes regulation.
According to this vision, agricultural water management is a complex topic and this special issue calls for classical contributions related to crop stress, irrigation, drainage and rainfed cropping systems as well as papers related with water quality and agriculture interactions and ecosystem services. Plant, plot, field and territorial scales are all welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Borin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- crop water stress
- water quality
- ecosystem services