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Salinisation of land and water resources

F. Ghassemi

Salinisation of land and water resources

human causes, extent, management and case studies

by F. Ghassemi

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Published by CAB International in Wallingford, Oxon .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Salinization -- Control.,
  • Soil salinization.,
  • Water salinization.

  • About the Edition

    Human-induced salinisation is a major threat to the world"s land and water resources. Inadequate development of irrigation projects, inefficient irrigation, lack of proper drainage, and environmental mismanagement such as the clearing of native vegetation, are responsible for the loss of millions of hectares of agricultural and grazing land, as well as the misuse of scarce water resources. The first part of this book analyses the problem in the context of the world"s population, its climate and its land and water resources. It reviews irrigation methods and crop water requirements, the processes of salinisation, and its management. The second part describes irrigated land, dryland and water-resource salinity problems in 11 countries, which contain approximately 70 per cent of the world"s irrigated land. In each case study, background data, environmental conditions and past management practices are given to provide an understanding of why salinity occurs in particular places, and of the management methods employed against it.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementF. Ghassemi, A.J. Jakeman and H.A. Nix.
    ContributionsJakeman, A. J. 1951-, Nix, H. A.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 526 p. :
    Number of Pages526
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18080322M
    ISBN 100851989063

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Salinisation of land and water resources by F. Ghassemi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Salinisation of land and water is an increasing problem in many areas of the world, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions where irrigation is a contributory factor. This book assesses the extent, human causes and management of salinisation. The first part of the book provides an extended review of general issues, including a history of secondary salinisation, followed by a discussion of.

Salinization of land and water is an increasing problem in many areas of the world, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions where irrigation is a contributory factor. This book assesses the extent, human causes and management of salinisation.

The first part of the book provides an extended review of general issues, including a history of Cited by: The global and regional extent of the salinization of land and water resources is reviewed. A brief history of human-induced or secondary salinization is provided, followed by a description of the world's population, water and land resources, climate and the extent of human-induced land degradation.

Salinization aspects of crop production and irrigation are briefly by: (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Salinization of land and water is an increasing problem in many areas of the world, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions where irrigation is a contributory factor. This book assesses the extent, human causes and management of salinization.

Salinisation of water resources 38 Extent of land salinisation 40 Previous estimates 40 Current estimate 41 Extent of water resources salinisation 43 Environmental damage 45 Economic and social damage 46 Section D: Management of Salinity — Engineering Options Management of salinity problems 49 Engineering options 49 Drainage 49 Conjunctive File Size: KB.

Salinisation of land and water is an increasing problem in many areas of the world, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions where irrigation is a contributory factor.

This book assesses the extent, human causes and management of salinisation. The first part of the book provides an extended review of general issues, including a history of Author: Fereidoun Ghassemi, Anthony J.

Jakeman. This book is organized in two parts. The first part provides a brief history of secondary salinization, followed by a description of the world's population, water and land resources, climate, and the extent of human-induced land degradation. Also included is a brief description of crop water requirements, irrigation methods, and processes of land and water resources salinization and their Cited by: Salinisation refers to increasing salt content within soils.

Natural processes cause soil salt content fluctuations, a phenomenon known as 'primary salinity'; Concern is centered around 'secondary salinity', an anthropogenic exacerbation of natural soil salinity levels.

Salinisation of land and water resources. Human causes, extent, management and case studies [] Ghassemi, F. Jakeman, A.J. Nix, by: Get this from a library. Salinisation of land and water resources: human causes, extent, management, and case studies. [F Ghassemi; A J Jakeman; H A Nix; Australian National University.

Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies.]. Request PDF | Salinisation | Salinization of land and water resources is a major environmental and economic problem facing many parts of the world. One of the essential | Find, read and cite.

Decreased biodiversity, changes in the natural character of aquatic ecosystems, and lower productivity are frequent ecological effects. In some dryland countries, salinisation is viewed as the single most important threat to water resources. However, the extent and importance of salinisation as a global threat has been greatly by: Soil salinisation is a widespread soil degradation process, exacerbated by a mismatch between water demands for irrigation in food production and the amount of quality (non-saline) water.

Different land, crop and/or water management approaches (e.g. conservation tillage, crop selection/rotation, groundwater level control) have been used to Cited by: Home; All editions; Salinisation of land and water resources: human causes, extent, management, and case studies / F. Ghassemi, A.J.

Jakeman, H.A. Nix Ghassemi, F. excellent account of salinization around theworld is given in the book “Salinisation of Land and Water Resources” by F. Ghassemi, A.J. Jakeman and H.A. Nix (). Climatic groupings are a useful indicator of the nature andpotential for salinization (Ghassemi et al., ), butfunctionally it is useful to consider dryland orirrigated salinity.

Soil salinity is the salt content in the soil; the process of increasing the salt content is known as salinization.

Salts occur naturally within soils and water. Salination can be caused by natural processes such as mineral weathering or by the gradual withdrawal of an ocean.

It can also come about through artificial processes such as irrigation and road salt. The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO's first flagship publication onthe global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every 3 to 5 years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors.

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Salinization of land and water resources: Human causes, extent, management and case studies. Sydney: Univ. of New South Wales Press Ltd. E-mail Citation» Ghassemi, et al. is a book that reviews the global and regional extent of salinization of land and water resources.

The authors describe salinity problems in thirteen selected countries. Download Citation | Salinisation: A major threat to water resources in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world | Semi-arid and arid regions (i.e. drylands with annual mean rainfall between 25 Author: W.

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However, the drainage systems have not been entirely able to overcome the irrigation salinity problem and areas affected by water-logging and salinisation are continuing to increase.

Urban salinity Urban salinity is a combination of dryland and irrigation File Size: 1MB. Land and water salinisation. Land and water salinisation.

Shallow, saline groundwater has the potential to continue to drive land degradation in the wheatbelt region despite falling water tables in some areas due to widespread, below average rainfall over recent decades. The salinity risk in the valley floors is particularly high and only 8% of.

The beginning of 21st century is marked by global scarcity of water resources, environmental pollution and increased salinization of soil and water.

Increasing human population and reduction in land available for cultivation are two threats for Cited by: Status of information for reporting against indicators. The National Land & Water Resources Audit (the Audit) collected and collated information about Australia’s natural resources.

The National NRM Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (NM & EF) called for the identification of ‘matters for target’.Each matter for target has a set of ‘indicators’ used to monitor and report on the topic. Soil salinity control relates to controlling the problem of soil salinity and reclaiming salinized agricultural land.

The aim of soil salinity control is to prevent soil degradation by salination and reclaim already salty (saline) soils. Soil reclamation is also called soil improvement, rehabilitation, remediation, recuperation, or. Water, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

Dear Colleagues, The aim of this Special Issue of Water is to present the latest research on the quantification of surface and groundwater salinization processes in the surface water–soil–aquifer continuum. The most susceptible zones to such processes are coastal areas, which are also the most populated regions of the Earth.

Many countries in the world have made great efforts, to remedy the water shortage, by providing financial and technical backing, for water desalination, treatment of wastewater and improved management and conservation techniques. Water ministries, universities and research centres have supported scientific research, and applied the most recent technologies, in search of new and alternative.

The salinisation of rivers is a global problem that affects to countries all over the world and it causes a high environmental and economic cost, and poses a high risk to global health. Climate. The four land categories ranged from extremely degraded land through to normal land and were based on the severity of waterlogging (depth of water table) and the soil salinity.

The Net Present Values (NPV) of the three strategies on the four land categories were compared over a period of 25 years, using a discount rate of 6 %.Cited by:   Ghassemi F, Jakeman AJ, Nix HA () Salinisation of land and water resources: human causes, extent, management and case studies.

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the water defficits make the survival of natural vegetation and crops difficult or impossi-ble. These moisture deficits are due to the difficulties for the plants to use the water sto-red in the soil ("saline soils"), or to the difficulties for root development and for water infiltration into the soil ("sodic soils").File Size: 1MB.

Introduction. Australia is the driest inhabited continent, and groundwaters throughout the country are often saline and dominated by Na + and Cl − (e.g.

Arad and Evans,Herczeg et al.,Salama et al., a).The salinisation of groundwater, surface water and soils in non-irrigated environments (dryland salinity) is a major environmental and economic problem across large areas Cited by:   The different types of environmental problems of land resources in India are: • Alkalisation of soils: The bad irrigation practices made the soil less productive such as irrigation through hard water with a high lime content degrade the fertility of soil.

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Why do some people oppose dams. Answer: Some people oppose dams because this may submerge the land for cultivation and disrupt the lives of the displaced people. Short Answer Type. Salinisation has important impacts on the goods and services that rivers provide to humans and therefore it may have high economic costs.

For example, the salinisation of the Ganges water in Bangladesh has resulted in losses of millions of dollars related to crop and industrial machinery damage and posed a risk to human health (Mirza, ).Cited by:. ADVERTISEMENTS: After reading this article you will learn about the classification of resources.

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Since the early s, over a million ha of new irrigated land have been created. By the late s, irrigated agriculture in .bores are due to flushing of the saline soil water to the groundwater due to land clearing, and in some cases by irrigation.

The time scale of salinisation depends on the underlying salt inventory, the soil type and the intended land-use; from tens of years for sandy soils with high salinities to hundred of years for clay soils.

Eventually the.