More food with less water – Optimizing agricultural water use

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dc.contributor.author Smilovic, Mikhail
dc.contributor.author Gleeson, Tom
dc.contributor.author Adamowski, Jan
dc.contributor.author Langhorn, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-02T00:39:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-02T00:39:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Smilovic, M., Gleeson, T., Adamowski, J. & Langhorn, C. (2019). More food with less water–Optimizing agricultural water use. Advances in Water Resources, 123, 256-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.09.016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.09.016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10614
dc.description.abstract Global food demand is projected double by 2050 ( Gerland et al., 2014 ; United Nations 2015 ; Godfray et al., 2010 ; Foley, 2015 ; Licker et al., 2010 ) significantly increasing freshwater consumption ( Bruinsma, 2009 ; Wada and Bierkens, 2014 ), a pivotal sustainability challenge directly related to the UN sustainable development goals of zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, life below water, and life on land ( UN, 2015 ). Optimally using irrigation water within a water- shed could support both food and water security by increasing water productivity or ‘crop per drop’ ( Brauman et al., 2013 ; Oweis and Hachum, 2012 ) which will help to close ‘yield gaps’ ( Mueller et al., 2012 ). Optimizing water use of an agricultural region involves managing both the timing and spatial distribution of water –this is the first study to evaluate optimizing water use with both on-farm timing of irrigation and the spatial distribution of water between farms within a region or watershed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Advances in Water Resources en_US
dc.title More food with less water – Optimizing agricultural water use en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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