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Rainwater and floodwater harvesting for crop irrigation

Code: 9781838796297
Dieter Prinz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Chapter synopsis: Rainwater and floodwater harvesting are environmentally-friendly ways to utilize rainwater and surface runoff for irrigation, water storage and groundwater recharge. Water harvesting (WH) can also reduce flooding and soil erosion risk and can diminish impacts of climate change. This chapter discusses the role of rainwater harvesting, methods for rainwater harvesting and their application, as well as the water storage and floodwater harvesting systems.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0037.07
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Rainwater harvesting (RWH): general issues 3 Rainwater harvesting: techniques 4 Rainwater harvesting: applications in crop irrigation 5 Water storage and water quality 6 Floodwater harvesting systems 7 Socio-economic and environmental aspects of rainwater and floodwater harvesting 8 Current research needs and future trends 9 Where to look for further information 10 References

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