Irrigation Systems: Water Conservation

Authored by: Pai Wu , Javier Barragan , Vince Bralts

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342668
eBook ISBN: 9781003045045
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781003045045-16

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Abstract

A drip irrigation system is a form of localized irrigation that delivers water directly into the root zone of a crop. When properly designed and managed, a drip irrigation system can eliminate surface runoff, minimize deep seepage, and achieve high uniformity of water distribution and irrigation application efficiency. The development of drip irrigation in the late 1960s marked a period of tremendous improvement in irrigation science and technology in which water use is done more beneficially for agricultural production.

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