TY - CHAP A1 - Daniele Zaccaria ED1 - Teang Shui Lee Y1 - 2012-03-28 PY - 2012 T1 - Large-Scale Pressurized Irrigation Systems Diagnostic Performance Assessment and Operation Simulation N2 - The book Irrigation Systems and Practices in Challenging Environments is divided into two interesting sections, with the first section titled Agricultural Water Productivity in Stressed Environments, which consists of nine chapters technically crafted by experts in their own right in their fields of expertise. Topics range from effects of irrigation on the physiology of plants, deficit irrigation practices and the genetic manipulation, to creating drought tolerant variety and a host of interesting topics to cater for the those interested in the plant water soil atmosphere relationships and agronomic practices relevant in many challenging environments, more so with the onslaught of global warming, climate change and the accompanying agro-meteorological impacts. The second section, with eight chapters, deals with systems of irrigation practices around the world, covering different climate zones apart from showing casing practices for sustainable irrigation practices and more efficient ways of conveying irrigation waters - the life blood of agriculture, undoubtedly the most important sector in the world. BT - Irrigation Systems and Practices in Challenging Environments SP - Ch. 13 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34341 DO - 10.5772/34341 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -