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Title: Demand for irrigation water (413/2/A) : draft final report
Author: E.K. Weatherhead
Author: A.J. Place
Author: J. Morris
Author: M. Burton
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This is a draft report with marginalia. The project aimed to predict future growth in the demand for water for agricultural irrigation in England and Wales, and to advise on whether and how the NRA should respond to this growth. A number of previous forecasts of irrigation demand overestimated growth because they were carried out following dry periods, when farmer awareness and interest in irrigation were highest. Similar bias resulting from the 1989 to 91 dry years should be avoided now in medium and long term projections. The project was restricted to agricultural irrigation and took no account of any long term climatic change.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Agricultural hydraulicsWater managementWater supplyIrrigationForecastingAgricultural policies
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 116
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4007
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