(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Application of the irrigation land environmental evaluation tool for flood irrigation management and evaluation of water use

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Zaragoza, ESPAGNE
(2) Inst. Geológico y Minero de España, Zaragoza, ESPAGNE
(3) Dep. de Ingeniería Química y Tecnologías del Medio Ambiente, Univ., Zaragoza, ESPAGNE


The aim of this study is to compare the water use efficiency before (2001) and after (2002–2008) implementation of a new irrigation management plan in an area operating with traditional methods. To this end, annual water balances were carried out in a pilot basin (95 ha) in Northeast Spain during the period between 2001 and 2008. From these, the evolution of irrigation quality (Net Hydric Needs, Irrigation Efficiency, and Water Deficit) was analyzed in climatically different years and after changes in irrigation management (i. assignment of irrigation allowances, ii. on-demand flood irrigation system, and iii. creation of water consumption accounts). The changes in irrigation management contributed to a better adjustment between water consumption and net hydric needs of crops, translating into improved irrigation efficiency and drainage reduction


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no2 [pp. 260-267]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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