Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication
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

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

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

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

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
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