Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication

Urban Water
1. Accessibility to Safe Drinking Water in Selected Urban Communities in Southwest Nigeria

Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.248540.1013

Abstract
  Water is an important part of the human life. Sustainable management of water is a major component of the Sustainable Delopment Goal 6, United Nations. Many residents of the middle and low economic countries are not adequately supplied with this important commodity, however, but information is scanty ...  Read More

Climate Change
2. Climate Change and Water Productivity

Mannava V. K. SIVAKUMAR

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.248627.1015

Abstract
  Over the last three decades, climate change has emerged as one of the most crucial issues for humankind, with serious implications for sustainable development.  In recent decades, changes in climate have caused the impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Human ...  Read More

Water Harvesting
3. Water Productivity Enhancement Through Controlling The Flood Inundation of The Surrounding Region of Navsari Purna River, India

Darshan J Mehta; Varun Yennam Kumar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 11-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.264752.1024

Abstract
  Water productivity may carry different meanings to different people, and may differ between but also within groups of water users. The term water productivity is used exclusively to denote the amount of the product over the volume of water diverted. This research paper presents one-dimensional hydrodynamic ...  Read More

Water Security
4. A Review on Surface Enhanced Experimental Catchments to Improve Farm Water Security and Resilience in a Drying Climate in Southwestern Australia

Neil A Coles; David Stanton; Chun Woo Baek

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 13-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.262528.1021

Abstract
  In this paper, the evolution of runoff enhancement treatments on both natural and artificial (or roaded) catchments used for rainfall harvesting to supply small on-farm dams in south-western Australia is reviewed. Over the last seven decades, various experimental treatments and approaches to enhance ...  Read More

Crop Water Modeling
5. Assessment of The Effect of Precipitation, Temperature and Potential Evapotranspiration of GLDAS Model on The Outputs of AquaCrop Model

Mojgan Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 21-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.247902.1011

Abstract
  Remote sensing (RS) technology can be effective in many agricultural activities due to the associated valuable features such as the ability to take multi-time and multi-spectral images, the ability to distinguish between time and radiometry, and a wide and integrated view of the area. The RS technology ...  Read More

Climate Change
6. A Review on the Implications of Changing Climate on the Water Productivity of Himalayan Glaciers

Bintul Huda Mir; M. A. Lone; Rohitashw Kumar; Somayeh Rahimi Khoshouei

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 25-36

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.259848.1017

Abstract
  The Himalayas are one of the important and highest mountain ranges of the world spread over several countries. The region is rich in biodiversity and water resources. It is known as the third pole because of the largest glacier and ice reserve outside the two poles. This complex zone is highly critical ...  Read More

Hydroinformatic
7. Physical and Chemical Water Quality Parameters Sensing IoT Systems for Improving Water Productivity

João Miguel Santos; José Jasnau Caeiro; João Carlos Martins; João Filipe Santos; Patrícia Palma

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 33-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.260447.1019

Abstract
  The paper presents a study of Internet of Things (IoT) systems used on physical and chemical water quality and resources sensing. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, declaring a commitment to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation ...  Read More

Water Harvesting
8. Water and Flood Adaptation Education: from Theory to Practice

Álvaro-Francisco Morote; María Hernández

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 37-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.264887.1025

Abstract
  The risk of flooding is the main natural hazard that affects the European region. This hazard has worsened in the recent decades due to the urban occupation of flood areas and the effects of climate change. Therefore, in Spain, interest in this subject is accentuated in the case of future teachers because ...  Read More

Unconventional Water
9. Decentralized Solar Wastewater Treatment Machine, an Innovation to Develop Water Reuse Approach

Mousa Maleki

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 47-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.261581.1020

Abstract
  Nowadays water resources protection, by application of optimized, sustainable and economical approaches, for logical utilization of water has turned to one of the most vital and challenging issues worldwide. Additionally, water reuse, known as a strong factor in managing water crisis, is an appropriate ...  Read More

Ecohydrology
10. A cross-national analysis of the factors impacting the coastal ecological footprint

Zareena Begum Irfan; Amra Shirin Faisal

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 51-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.263286.1022

Abstract
  Coastal ecological footprint (EF) forms one of the six components of the EF measure. It accounts for the marine area required to sustain current levels of seafood consumption within a nation. It is estimated by drawing on the calculation of net primary production or the amount of solar energy converted ...  Read More

Climate Change
11. Climate Change and Integrated Water Resources Management to Prevent Water Disputes in Africa

Samir A. Al-Gamal

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 59-70

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.263708.1023

Abstract
  The water resources in Africa is very sensitive to climate changes and climate variability. Over 95 percent of Africa’s agriculture is rain-fed and rural populations depend on agriculture and other natural resources for their livelihoods, and their crops are sensitive to the small changes in temperature ...  Read More

Climate Change
12. The potential impacts of climate change on groundwater management in west Africa

Samir A. Al-Gamal

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 65-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.266953.1026

Abstract
  Climate change is probably going to affect groundwater resources, in Sub-Saharan ccountries (SSA) in Africa either directly, by means of changing precipitation patterns, or indirectly through the combination of changing precipitation patterns with evolving land-use practices and water request. West Africa ...  Read More

Unconventional Water
13. Phytoremediation Impacts on Water Productivity

Alessia Corami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 71-81

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.254169.1016

Abstract
  Phytoremediation is widely viewed as the ecologically responsible alternative to the environmentally destructive physical and chemical remediation methods currently practiced. Soil and water pollution is due to many kind of contaminants from various anthropogenic origins such as agricultural, industrial, ...  Read More

Ecohydrology
14. The ecological condition of the Lasvinsky lakes, Perm, Russia

Svetlana Dvinskikh; Olga Larchenko

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Winter 2021, , Pages 79-87

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.267098.1027

Abstract
  The total area of the water surfaces in the Perm is 60.4 km2. Among the surface water resources, lakes and swamps play an important role. They are reservoirs of available water that form the ecological state of the territory. The Lasvinsky lakes (that have a total area of around 1247 hectares) are wetlands ...  Read More

Evaporation Reduction
15. Assessment and Simulation of Evaporation Front Depth and Intensity from Different Soil Surface Conditions Regarding Diverse Static Levels

Jamshid Piri; Anurag Malik; Ozgur Kisi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119472

Abstract
  The knowledge about soil evaporation is essential for improving water productivity (WP) in water-limited regions. Evaporation front (EF) depth and intensity (EI) are the most important components of agricultural activities and environmental issues, the physical characteristics of soil play a significant ...  Read More

Water Productivity
16. Assessment of Equity in Water Distribution at Watercourse Level and Its Impact on Water Productivity

Fiaz Hussain; Amir Iqbal

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.274829.1032

Abstract
  The impacts of water variation differ in their magnitude in different canal irrigation systems, mainly due to variations in water availability (timings and amounts), crop types and soil fertility status. These necessitates conducting site-specific research and studies to evaluate the impact of variations ...  Read More

Irrigation Efficiency
17. Assessing crop water productivity at Nyanyadzi smallholder irrigation scheme in Zimbabwe

Never Mujere; Dominic Mazvimavi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 13-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.275170.1033

Abstract
  This study determines the effects of variations in relative water supply (RWS) on bean and wheat crop water productivity (WP) under irrigation in Block C at Nyanyadzi irrigation scheme in Zimbabwe. Water supply, bean and wheat crop yield data spanning 17 cropping seasons from 1970 to 2003 were obtained ...  Read More

Pressurized Irrigation
18. Evaluation of a Traveller Sprinkler System with Various Nozzles

R. K. Yatheendrdasan; J. Arathy; M. Rubasree; C. M. Shimola; R. Rajeswari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 21-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119473

Abstract
  Global climate change and its effect on water resources have further reduced the amount of water available for agriculture. Under this circumstance, the use of pressurized irrigation systems can be an option of enhancing the efficiency of water consumption. The mobile rain gun is very useful equipment ...  Read More

Water Reuse
19. Applicability of water reuse for coastal shrimp ponds in southern Bangladesh

PRABAL BARUA; Maitri BARUA

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 25-42

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.270535.1028

Abstract
  Coastal aquaculture is the most productive export earning sectors of Bangladesh. South-Eastern coast of Bangladesh is the most productive region of coastal aquauculture and millions of people depend on this sectors for livelihood. Three categories of tidal water exchange system based ponds of canal connected, ...  Read More

Hydroinformatic
20. Water Out of Waste – Solar-Desalination-Humidification-Dehumidification Auxiliaries Processing Extractive Industrial Operations

Amir Parnian; James Nicholas Furze; Amin Parnian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 31-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119474

Abstract
  Oil and gas drilling produce saline brine, posing a threat and great risk to the environment. Desalination is a pathway to freshwater production and brine removal, however, the energy required for processing and highly concentrated brines curtail the approach. Solar desalination humidification dehumidification ...  Read More

Water and Soil Conservation
21. Investigating the Ability of Fractal Models to Estimate Retention Curve to Improve Water and Soil Resources Management

Shiva Mohammadian Khorasani; Mehdi Homaee; Ebrahim Pazira

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 39-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119475

Abstract
  Soil water retention curve is among the most important properties needed for many soil and water management purposes. Due to high spatial and temporal variability in soils, its direct measurement is rather difficult, time consuming and expensive. Consequently, it would be more feasible to estimate it ...  Read More

Water Harvesting
22. Fog water harvesting investigation as a water supply resource in arid and semi-arid areas

Negin Zamani; Mousa Maleki; Faezeh Eslamian

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 43-52

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.272244.1029

Abstract
  In view of high population growth and water resources deficit in arid and semiarid area and groundwater resources shortage in mountainous area, there is an urgent need to identify the alternative sources of potable water. Fog is one of such sources of water. Although fog water yielding potential is largely ...  Read More

Climate Change
23. Impacts of Climate Change and Water Resources Management in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Noureddine Gaaloul; Saeid Eslamian; Rim Katlance

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, , Pages 51-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119476

Abstract
  This study seeks to assess the effects of climate change on the agriculture sector across a number of Southern  Mediterranean countries and evaluate relevant policy measures addressing these challenges for the region. Agriculture is dependent on land and water use, and key activity for rural populations ...  Read More

Water Productivity
24. Water stewardship as an aid to water productivity

Josephine Treacy

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 53-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.280056.1037

Abstract
  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have predicted from the years 2000 to 2050 the industrial demand for water will increase by 400 %. This manuscript will discuss water stewardship as an aid to water productivity. The benefits of the integration of water stewardship and ...  Read More

Groundwater Productivity
25. The role of groundwater production alternative on water productivity in the southern high plains region of Texas, USA

Abdullah Karim; Iftekhar Ahmed

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Spring 2021, , Pages 67-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.277056.1034

Abstract
  Texas ranks third in the United States in both agricultural acres irrigated and irrigation water applied. Significant advances have been made in irrigation efficiency and water productivity.; however, some challenges remain. The agricultural sector responds to change, and farmers and ranchers have demonstrated ...  Read More