Traditional irrigation techniques in MENA with a focus on Tunisia

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Traditional irrigation techniques in MENA with a focus on Tunisia. / Jebari, S.; Berndtsson, R.; Hashemi, H.; Wessels, J.

I: Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 61, 2016, s. 1346-1357.

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T1 - Traditional irrigation techniques in MENA with a focus on Tunisia

AU - Jebari, S.

AU - Berndtsson, R.

AU - Hashemi, H.

AU - Wessels, J.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Due to their efficiency, revitalized traditional techniques for irrigation management of scarce water resources have been suggested as a way to at least partially cope with the present water crises in the Middle East. A better irrigation management includes re-using treated wastewater in agriculture. Treated wastewater should also be used in industrial processes, thus contributing to a more efficient overall water management. However, the most important change leading to better water management is improving water efficiency in agricultural irrigation. Traditional water management techniques have an important role in many Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. Besides bringing more water to a thirsty population, they can also contribute to the societal awareness, and recognition of the great diversity of cultural and social values water has to human civilization.

AB - Due to their efficiency, revitalized traditional techniques for irrigation management of scarce water resources have been suggested as a way to at least partially cope with the present water crises in the Middle East. A better irrigation management includes re-using treated wastewater in agriculture. Treated wastewater should also be used in industrial processes, thus contributing to a more efficient overall water management. However, the most important change leading to better water management is improving water efficiency in agricultural irrigation. Traditional water management techniques have an important role in many Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. Besides bringing more water to a thirsty population, they can also contribute to the societal awareness, and recognition of the great diversity of cultural and social values water has to human civilization.

KW - food security

KW - Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

KW - qanats

KW - rainwater harvesting

KW - traditional water management

KW - water crisis

U2 - 10.1080/02626667.2016.1165349

DO - 10.1080/02626667.2016.1165349

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84963543311

VL - 61

SP - 1346

EP - 1357

JO - Hydrological Sciences Journal

JF - Hydrological Sciences Journal

SN - 0262-6667

ER -