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31 August 2018

Groundwater levels drop by efficient irrigation methods

Efficient irrigation methods are being promoted, in order to have ‘more crop per drop’. However, Grafton et al. 2018 (Science) state that higher efficiency rates do not always reduce water consumption. “Under efficient methods, less water is “lost,” meaning less re-enters natural water systems, which leads to a decline in available water overall” (https://www.courthousenews.com/study-efficient-irrigation-methods-increase-water-usage/). An interesting read, providing a different perspective on ‘efficient with freshwater resources’. ...

Study: Efficient Irrigation Methods Increase Water Usage - Courthouse News Service

Courthouse News Service Study: Efficient Irrigation Methods Increase Water Usage Courthouse News Service “The Paradox of Irrigation Efficiency,” published Thursday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that efforts to increase water savings increased overall water usage and decreased groundwater levels. The goal of efficient … and more » ...

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