Increasing the productivity of irrigation systems in China

Research from the International Water Management Institute, in Sri Lanka, and partners examines how water used for rice irrigation is managed in two sites in China in the Yellow River basin and Yangtze River basin. In the Yangtze basin, water is relatively abundant, while the Yellow basin experiences water shortages. In both systems, the main user groups are farmers, irrigation operators, cities and basin managers. The researchers assessed various watersaving strategies on farms to understand if and how water is saved.

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