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


  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


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


  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

Irrigation Efficiency
Key contributors to uncertainties in irrigation scheduling

Danlu Guo; Arash Parehkar; Dongryeol Ryu; Andrew Western

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 5-22


  Introduction: Irrigation water is an expensive and limited resource. Previous studies show that irrigation scheduling can boost efficiency by 20-60%, while improving the water productivity by at least 10%. A key aspect of irrigation scheduling is accurate estimation of crop water use and soil water status, ...  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


  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


  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

Groundwater Productivity
An advanced tool to determine agriculture groundwater usage for irrigation to greenhouse facilities

Chan-Duck Jeong; Sung-Ho Song; Sang-Gee Seo; Byung Sun Lee

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 17-36


  Introduction: With the development of agricultural technology, it is possible to cultivate crops in winter at the greenhouse facility cultivation complex, and as the crop cultivation period has increased, the use of groundwater has increased. When calculating the amount of groundwater used, the utilization ...  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


  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


  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

Irrigation Network
Evaluation of economic loss due to irrigation system inefficiency: a case study of nepal gandak west canal irrigation system

Tikaram Baral; Dipak Bhardwaj; Bheshraj Thapa

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 39-52


  Introduction: The main objective of this study is to estimate the total economic loss due to inefficient supply of irrigation water in the command area of Nepal Gandak West Canal Irrigation System. Several approaches have been used for this purpose. The optimal level of water needed for different crops ...  Read More

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


  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


  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

Irrigation Network
Assessment of groundwater potential and threats for its sustainable use, case study of greater Thal Canal area from Punjab Pakistan

Ghulam Zakir-Hassan; Saleem Akhtar; Jehangir F Punthakey; Ghulam Shabir

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 53-72


  Introduction: The Indus River Basin is one the largest basins in the world having an area of 1.17 million Km2 which supplies water to a large contiguous irrigation system for about 90% of the food production in Pakistan. Due to rapid growth of population, agricultural intensification, climatic variability, ...  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


  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

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


  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
Socio-hydrological Resilience to Climate-induced Drought: A case of Naogaon, Bangladesh

Urmi Jahan Tanni; Nahrin Jannat Hossain; Md Mahfuzul Haque; Md Redwanul Islam

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 73-92


  Introduction: Drought poses significant environmental and economic threats in northwestern parts of Bangladesh. The area is characterized by long-dry weather pattern. Climate-change driven uncertainties such as low rainfall, precipitation and water scarcity puts more strain on agriculture and agro-based ...  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


  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


  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

Climate Change
Screening drought tolerance of alfalfa in early growing stages Bolormaa Bayarchimeg1, Ching-Hsiang

Bolormaa Bayarchimeg; Ching-Hsiang Hsieh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 93-104


  Introduction: For nomadic herders like Mongolians, the continental climate of the country brings the biggest challenge, particularly during winter or spring when the temperature reaches -30⁰C or when the livestock deliver its off-spring. During this time, nutritious hay requirements become the key ...  Read More

Unconventional Water
Phytoremediation Impacts on Water Productivity

Alessia Corami

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


  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

The ecological condition of the Lasvinsky lakes, Perm, Russia

Svetlana Dvinskikh; Olga Larchenko

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


  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


  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


  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

Institutional and regulatory arrangement for bulk water tariff system in Maharashtra state, India

Shivaji T. Sangle

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 March 2023


           Maharashtra is second highest populated, third largest in area, second urbanized and most industrialized state in India. Maharashtra State occupies the western and central part of the country and has geographical area of 307.58 Lakh ha, which includes ...  Read More

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


  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 , April 2022, , Pages 5-36


  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