IWA 20:2017 en

Understanding and applying drip irrigation for sustainable agriculture

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Status Current
Number of pages 28
Committee Kwaliteitsmanagement
Published on 01-03-2017
Language English
IWA 20 reviews drip irrigation in comparison to major irrigation methods available and practiced today by farmers worldwide. This document reviews the benefits of drip irrigation, such as increased yield, reduced water consumption, reduced energy consumption, lower environmental impact, reduced contamination of groundwater and surface water, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced labour. This document also reviews some of the limitations of drip irrigation. This document does not provide a technical specification for the implementation of drip irrigation. The qualities of drip irrigation referred to in this document apply to systems manufactured in accordance with ISO 9261 or equivalent standard. This document is intended to be used by agricultural policymakers, infrastructure providers, water supply regulatory bodies and authorities, and food chain and farmer cooperatives interested in developing agricultural policies to preserve natural resources and funds. This document is also intended to be used by farmers and smallholders interested in applying an economic agricultural method.


ICS-code 65.060.35
English title Understanding and applying drip irrigation for sustainable agriculture

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