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Cover for Irrigation of the olive.

This chapter describes the quality of irrigation water, the water requirements of olive trees, the root system of an olive tree, and the principles of irrigation programming (by measuring soil water, leaf water potential, trunk diameter, sap flow and infrared thermography). The low-volume and...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A framework for a global assessment of the extent of wastewater irrigation: the need for a common wastewater typology.

Policies on wastewater use have tended to focus on treatment before use and the implementation of strict regulations. But in many low-income developing countries untreated urban wastewater is used for irrigation. Clear policy guidelines on how to optimise the benefits and minimise the risks of this ...

Author(s)
Hoek, W. van der
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater irrigation in Vadodara, Gujarat, India: economic catalyst for marginalised communities.

Wastewater is gaining popularity as a source of irrigation water in different countries around the world. This is especially true in India, where it has been in use for a long time. Its economic benefits and its importance as a coping strategy for the poor have had little recognition. The rural...

Author(s)
Vaibhav Bhamoriya
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The use of wastewater in Cochabamba, Bolivia: a degrading environment.

In Cochabamba, Bolivia, wastewater is extensively used in urban and peri-urban agriculture. Both vegetable and fodder crops are irrigated with polluted water, i.e. diluted or partly treated municipal and industrial sewage containing high concentrations of pathogens, heavy metals and salts....

Author(s)
Huibers, F. P.; Moscoso, O.; Durán, A.; Lier, J. B. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Treatment plant effects on wastewater irrigation benefits: revisiting a case study in the Guanajuato River basin, Mexico.

In 1999 field research was carried out to explore the advantages and risks of urban wastewater use for 140 ha of crop production in the Guanajuato River basin. It was found that wastewater which was freely available to the farmers represented an important additional source of irrigation water, with ...

Author(s)
Silva-Ochoa, P.; Scott, C. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From wastewater reuse to water reclamation: progression of water reuse standards in Jordan.

Jordan has worked to manage irrigation with wastewater for several decades. Since the early 1980s the general approach has been to treat the wastewater and either discharge it to the environment where it mixes with freshwater flows and is indirectly reused downstream, or to use the resulting...

Author(s)
McCornick, P. G.; Amal Hijazi; Sheikh, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Confronting the realities of wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: lessons learned and recommendations.

This concluding chapter synthesises results and lessons learned throughout this volume, which deals with the reality of wastewater use in agriculture in developing countries. It then extrapolates from these lessons, to make pragmatic recommendations aimed at protecting both the public health and...

Author(s)
Faruqui, N. I.; Scott, C. A.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health guidelines for the use of wastewater in agriculture: developing realistic guidelines.

The use of wastewater in agriculture - often untreated or inadequately treated - is occurring more frequently because of water scarcity and population growth. Often the poorest households rely on this resource for their livelihood and food security needs. However, there are negative health...

Author(s)
Carr, R. M.; Blumenthal, U. J.; Mara, D. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater irrigation - hazard or lifeline? Empirical results from Nairobi, Kenya and Kumasi, Ghana.

The range of factors that determine the quality of wastewater used by different irrigators is described, drawing on case studies from Nairobi, Kenya and Kumasi, Ghana. Not all urban irrigation relies on raw wastewater and it is misleading to consider wastewater as a uniform commodity. Dilution and...

Author(s)
Cornish, G. A.; Kielen, N. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for National assessments on wastewater use in agriculture and an emerging typology: the Vietnam case study.

The use of urban wastewater in agriculture is a common practice for diverse reasons, not least of which are water scarcity, fertiliser value, and lack of an alternative source of water. It is necessary to have a clear understanding of wastewater's importance and significance in terms of extent,...

Author(s)
Raschid-Sally, L.; Doan Doan Tuan; Sarath Abayawardana
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
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