Special Issue "Water Management for Sustainable Food Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: development and application of computer models; watershed modeling; water quality modeling; Life Cycle Analysis (LCA); Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL); water-energy-food-climate; pollutant fate and transport
Interests: Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) Hydrological and ecological systems; Climatology; Natural resources conservation; Irrigation Engineering
Increasing agricultural productivity and total production are needed to feed the ever-increasing population. Sustainable food production involves sustained availability of resources, such as water and energy, to agriculture. The key challenges to sustainable food production are the availability of resources at right time. Climate change, including floods and droughts, further aggravate the challenges to sustainable food production. Efficient and smart use of resources, and adoption of less water intensive crop production systems, are the present requirements to achieve sustainable food production. Advanced crop production methods-precision farming, access to low-cost data, advancement in electronic gadgets and smart instruments have opened up plenty of opportunities to agricultural producers to gear up towards sustainable food production. However, the knowledge of managing water in agriculture with existing technology have not reached many parts of the world. Therefore, this special issue is developed to bring out the knowledge on water management towards sustainable food production in an open access platform.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring forth the challenges and discuss the mitigation options on the availability of water to both rain-fed and irrigated agricultural production (including animal production) to sustain food production at local, regional, national, and global scales. In particular, the Special Issue will focus on:
- Use of Smart technology (electronic gadgets, low-cost data sources, local technology) to manage water to obtain more crop per drop.
- Agricultural production under shrinking land and water resources.
- Availability of water to agricultural production under historic past and projected future climate change (including floods, droughts, and extremes of precipitation and temperature)
- Sustaining agricultural production under population increase with existing water resources.
Dr. Narayanan Kannan
Dr. Aavudai Anandhi Swamy
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- agricultural production
- climate change
- population increase
- water resource
- food production
- water management