Status of water use in agriculture and strategies on water-saving irrigation in Southwest China.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Chen, Jian ; Li, YunWu ; Li, WeiQing ; Ma, YunFeng ; Xia, Guo'en
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Water resources in southwest China are generally abundant, but its temporal and spatial distributions are not suitable for agricultural production. In addition, many irrigation projects have gone wrong. At the same time, a lot of water was wasted during irrigation, so there is usually a water shortage when drought occurs. This poses a grave threat to agricultural production and even to farmer's daily life. The current situation of agricultural water resources, utilization of water in agriculture and irrigation system in Southwest China was analysed and the strategies on water saving in agriculture, such as a combination of water-saving and agricultural industrialization, integration of relevant technologies, measures and policies, enhancement of research and development in water-saving, strengthening the construction of basic watering facilities and levelling fields, development and application of appropriate technologies and establishment of a good system of laws and policies, are put forward in this paper.

Pages: 291 - 296
Volume: 20
Number: 4
Journal: Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering
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ISSN: 1002-6819

irrigation, irrigation systems, technology, waterconservation, water management, water policy, water resources, wateruse, China, East Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, water resourcemanagement, watering, Policy and Planning (EE120), Soil Water Management(Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly SoilWater Management], Water Resources (PP200), Erosion; Soil and WaterConservation (PP400)

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