Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Agricultural Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 4314
2. State Key Laboratory of Eco-hydraulics in Northwest Arid Region, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi'an 710048, China
Interests: saline-alkali land amelioration; water-saving irrigation; water and soil resources; agro-ecological environment; water- and fertilizer-use efficiency; crop growth models
Approximately 70 percent of global freshwater is consumed in the agricultural sector, yet water use efficiency in many countries is below 50 percent. Global freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce due to its improper management, indiscriminate use, and the changing climate. In many parts of the world, food security and environmental sustainability are threatened by issues with water scarcity and quality. Agriculture faces the challenges of reducing land degradation and emissions, preventing further pollution and reducing the loss of environmental services while sustaining production levels. Responses must include climate-smart land management attuned to variations in soil and water processes. Management options are available to increase productivity, and production levels of innovative management and technology can be scaled toward sustainable agrifood systems. However, no progress can be made without the planning and management of land, soil and water resources through effective land and water governance.
This Special Issue, entitled “Sustainable Management of Agricultural Water”, focuses on water and soil resources and the ecological environment; irrigation and drainage technology; rainwater resources; the combined utilization of surface water, soil water and groundwater; and soil and water loss. We welcome papers that report on these issues at local, regional and global scales.
Prof. Dr. Quanjiu Wang
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- water use efficiency
- water and soil resources
- irrigation and drainage technology
- soil and water loss