Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication

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

Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 1-10

https://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
Climate Change and Water Productivity

Mannava V. K. SIVAKUMAR

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

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 11-20

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 13-24

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 21-32

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 25-36

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 33-46

https://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
Water and Flood Adaptation Education: from Theory to Practice

Álvaro-Francisco Morote; María Hernández

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

https://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
Decentralized Solar Wastewater Treatment Machine, an Innovation to Develop Water Reuse Approach

Mousa Maleki

Volume 1, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 47-58

https://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
A cross-national analysis of the factors impacting the coastal ecological footprint

Zareena Begum Irfan; Amra Shirin Faisal

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

https://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
Climate Change and Integrated Water Resources Management to Prevent Water Disputes in Africa

Samir A. Al-Gamal

Volume 1, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 59-70

https://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
The potential impacts of climate change on groundwater management in west Africa

Samir A. Al-Gamal

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

https://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
Phytoremediation Impacts on Water Productivity

Alessia Corami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 71-81

https://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
The ecological condition of the Lasvinsky lakes, Perm, Russia

Svetlana Dvinskikh; Olga Larchenko

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

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 1-20

https://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
Assessment of Equity in Water Distribution at Watercourse Level and Its Impact on Water Productivity

Fiaz Hussain; Amir Iqbal

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

https://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

Ecohydrology
Floods in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins in Bangladesh: An overview on Charland settlement relocations pattern

Shafi Noor Islam; Sandra Reinstädtler; Albrecht Gnauck

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2022, , Pages 5-28

https://doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.279916.1036

Abstract
  The physical characteristics of geographic location, river morphology, and the monsoon climate render Bangladesh highly vulnerable to natural disasters, primarily floods and cyclones. River flood has exerted a more significant impact on the culture, society, and economy of Bangladesh. The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna ...  Read More

Water Productivity
Trend analysis of pre-monsoon flash floods for the Northeast Haor Region of Bangladesh to assess the impact on boro productivity

Binata Roy; G M Tarekul Islam; A.K.M. Saiful Islam; Biswa Bhattacharya; Md. Jamal Uddin Khan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 5-36

https://doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.272369.1030

Abstract
  Introduction: Monsoon rains in August 1917 in Bangladesh affected close to 6.9 million people in Bangladesh. Rising waters began on August 11 and by August 15, one third of the country was submerged.The floods killed at least 115 people and forced close to 200,000 people from their homes. In some parts ...  Read More

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

Never Mujere; Dominic Mazvimavi

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

https://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
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 , 2021, , Pages 21-30

https://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
Applicability of water reuse for coastal shrimp ponds in southern Bangladesh

PRABAL BARUA; Maitri BARUA

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

https://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

Irrigation Efficiency
Evaluation of Natural Zeolite Type and Magnetic Water on Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Yield and Yield Components

Mohsen Ahmadee; Morad Ghanbarpouri; Abbas Khashei Siuki; Sayed Reza Hashemi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2022, , Pages 29-40

https://doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2022.337368.1048

Abstract
  There has been a great need to improve agricultural yield in arid and semi-arid regions in countries like Iran due to climate conditions and poor soils quality. Zeolite, as an abundant mineral in Iran, has been proposed to be used as substitutions for chemical fertilizers to increase the yield and yield ...  Read More

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

Amir Parnian; James Nicholas Furze; Amin Parnian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , 2021, , Pages 31-38

https://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 Security
Time lapse monitoring of the vadose zone response of a granitic aquifer in experimental hydrogeological park: a case study in south India

Tanvi Arora

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 37-48

https://doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2021.301133.1041

Abstract
  Introduction: The faults and fractures of the granite are, according to their position in relation to the plane of deformation, hypothetically interpreted as tension and shear faults. The faults in shear position are supposed to be tight and have very little groundwater. The tension faults, on the other ...  Read More

Water and Soil Conservation
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 , 2021, , Pages 39-50

https://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