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A scale-based framework to understand the promises, pitfalls and paradoxes of irrigation efficiency to meet major water challenges

Lankford, B.A.; Closas, Alvar; Dalton, James; Lopez-Gunn, Elena; Hess, Tim; Knox, Jerry W; Kooij, Saskia van der; Lautze, Jonathan; Molden, David; Orr, Stuart; Pittock, Jamie


An effective placement of irrigation efficiency in water management will contribute towards meeting the pre-eminent global water challenges of our time such as addressing water scarcity, boosting crop water productivity and reconciling competing water needs between sectors. However, although irrigation efficiency may appear to be a simple measure of performance and imply dramatic positive benefits, it is not straightforward to understand, measure or apply. For example, hydrological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102182
Access Rights: Open Access


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