Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication
Original Research Paper Evaporation Reduction
1. 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

Original Research Paper Pressurized Irrigation
2. 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

Original Research Paper Hydroinformatic
3. 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

Original Research Paper Water and Soil Conservation
4. 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

Original Research Paper Climate Change
5. 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

Case Study Irrigation Network
6. Evaluating Irrigation and Drainage Sub-Network Management (Case Study: Khodaafarin Network)

Hamid Darabi; Sohrab Asadi; Mahdi Sarai Tabrizi; Amin Esmaeilzadeh hanjani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, Pages 73-84

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119477

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to determine the quantitative effect of management of public institutions in promoting optimal water consumption and reducing operating and maintenance costs. For this purpose, two farms with of 48 and 49 (ha) area, which cultivated with an approved cultivation pattern (40% ...  Read More

Review Paper Unconventional Water
7. Evaluation of a Pilot Saline Water Treatment Unit using a Solar-Thermal Concentrator with Zero Energy Cost for Arid Regions

Mohammed Abu-Dayeh Matouq; Abhishek Tiwary; Aiman Alawin; Jamal Othman; Naser Kloub

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2020, Pages 85-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/wpj.2020.119478

Abstract
  This work compares the performance of a solar still during winter and summer months for purification of salty water, suiting arid conditions to produce distilled water. To ensure zero energy cost, the apparatus is completely run on ambient solar energy pipes for water circulation and heating, without ...  Read More