Sustainable Irrigation Literature Review

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Agricultural irrigation has been one of the key activities for achieving food security throughout history. The text reviews the most recent research results on common types of irrigation methods, systems and their impact in specific socio economic or climatic environments. The relation of water  resources and irrigation is described in more detail, including the impacts of irrigation methods on water resources. Finally, you can read about the role of policy, research, technologies and management to improve water use efficiency in irrigation. The goal is to avoid water scarcity caused by irrigated agriculture and to find sustainable irrigation solutions.

UPDATE: The updated version of this literature review is part of RUVIVAL Publication Series Volume 3. A working version of this paper was previously published and discussed online. It can be read here.