Special Issue "Water Management for Climate Smart Agriculture"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Use and Scarcity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Michel Riksen
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Guest Editor
Soil Physics and Land Management Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: rain water harvesting; soil and water conservation
Prof. Dr. Coen J. Ritsema
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Guest Editor
Soil Physics and Land Management Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: soil physics; soil water dynamics; soil and water conservation
Dr. Karrar Mahdi
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Guest Editor
Soil Physics and Land Management Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: soil and water hydrology; salinity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The new IPCC report outlines a very clear message. The increase in the Earth’s temperature has resulted in significant changes in local weather conditions. These changes in rainfall and temperature patterns threaten agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of individuals who are dependent on agriculture, therefore affecting their livelihoods. In arid and semi-arid regions, water shortage will become more prominent, due to irregularly distributed rainfall, resulting in increased droughts as well as extreme rainfall events. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that has the aim of transforming and reorienting agricultural systems to adapt to the effects of climate change. The aim of this Special Issue is to accumulate the latest knowledge on water management practices, to support CSA in arid and semi-arid regions. We welcome research papers on topics such as the following: water scarcity, water conservation, rain water harvesting, water use efficiency, irrigation (efficiency), hydroponics, salinity, and hydrological modelling. We also encourage attention to be given to socio-economic, policy, and gender-related aspects.

Dr. Michel Riksen
Prof. Dr. Coen J. Ritsema
Dr. Karrar Mahdi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • climate-smart agriculture
  • arid and semi-arid regions
  • water management
  • modelling
  • water use efficiency
  • water scarcity
  • irrigation
  • water conservation
  • water economics
  • water policy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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