Groundwater Resources and Irrigated Agriculture - making a beneficial relation more ...

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Title: Groundwater Resources and Irrigated Agriculture - making a beneficial relation more sustainable

Author(s): GWP | International

Publication Date: 2012

Type of Document : Background Papers

Category: Water and Agriculture

Geographic area:

  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Groënland
  • Mexico

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Globally, irrigated agriculture is the largest abstractor and predominant consumer of groundwater resources. In many arid and drought-prone areas, unconstrained use is causing serious aquifer depletion and environmental degradation. This new GWP publication argues for cross-sector dialogue and an integrated vision because of the close links among agricultural irrigation, surface water and groundwater resources.

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