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Cover for Pesticide risk assessment.

This book aims to organize the published environmental impact information on pesticides into a usable form to help growers and other integrated pest management practitioners make more environmentally sound pesticide choices. This book deals with all kinds of risks, such as risk to aquifers and...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of pesticides on the environment.

The boon of pesticides is enhanced economic returns with increases in production of food, feed and fibre, and management of vector-borne diseases, while their bane is serious health implications for humans and adverse effects on the environment. This chapter discusses the direct impact on human...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management.

Groundwater resources in transboundary aquifers may cushion climate change and other impacts of anthropogenic change through irrigation development, which in turn can enhance food security, livelihood benefits and poverty reduction in developing countries. Such resources present significant water...

Author(s)
Villholth, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving beyond the farm: representing farms in regional modelling.

This chapter describes a multi-farm regional modelling approach and its characteristics, and discusses why one might want to use such an approach. Regional-level modelling is useful for investigating broader issues about the regional implications for new technology or agricultural policy when there ...

Author(s)
Ding JinXiu; McCarl, B. A.; Wang WeiWei
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pumped out: basin closure and farmer adaptations in the Bhavani basin in southern India.

This chapter describes and analyses water resource development in the Bhavani basin, a sub-basin of the Cauvery basin, in southern India. The Bhavani basin is almost entirely located within the semi-arid state of Tamil Nadu. The analysis is based on statistics, water use data, interviews, reports...

Author(s)
Lannerstad, M.; Molden, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deep percolation from surface irrigation: measurement and modelling using the RZWQM.

One numerical model that is available for simulating vadose-zone hydrological processes is the Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM). This model, developed by the USDA ARS (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service), is capable of integrating important physical, biological and...

Author(s)
Ochoa, C. G.; Fernald, A. G.; Guldan, S. J.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Instruments and institutions for groundwater management.

The special nature of groundwater and resulting challenges for its effective management agriculture is discussed. An overview of the institutional arrangements and instruments available for groundwater management in a variety of settings worldwide is provided. Some key issues regarding the way...

Author(s)
Kemper, K. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The groundwater recharge movement in India.

This paper looks at the historical evolution of the groundwater recharge movement in India, how it has gathered momentum, who has been responsible for it and what it has achieved to date. Through two contrasting case studies, it then highlights both the clear local benefits of artificial recharge...

Author(s)
Ramaswamy Sakthivadivel
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons from intensive groundwater use in Spain: economic and social benefits and conflicts.

This chapter provides an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the intense groundwater development in Spain during the last three to four decades. The following topics are also discussed: (i) the many meanings of the terms groundwater (or aquifer) overexploitation and sustainability;...

Author(s)
Llamas, M. R.; Garrido, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Groundwater management in the high plains aquifer in the USA: legal problems and innovations.

This paper describes a range of state-level issues and responses to groundwater law. It begins with a description of groundwater law, both for the USA in general and for the three states (Kansas, Nebraska and Texas) in particular. It then follows with an account of groundwater allocation law...

Author(s)
Peck, J. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter

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