TAG: soil moisture

Water availability concerns surface as irrigation area in Nile Basin projected to increase significantly by 2050

This study will contribute to sustainable and efficient investment planning to meet the growing water demands of the people of the Nile Basin

TheHinduBusinessline.com: We’re fast running out of water

In this regard the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) suggests that a mix of storage options, including aquifer recharge, restoring natural wetlands, enhancing soil moisture and small ponds and tanks would complement reservoir storage to increase water availability.

Scidev.net: Improved irrigation backed to halve food gap

Peter McCornick, deputy director-general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, who was not involved in the research, says: “The message I would take from this [paper] is that with improved water management, it’s theoretically possible to increase food production without expanding the area of land being farmed.”

On the lookout for drought

South Asia to get early-warning system.

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