Problem

Irrigation water losses

Other Names:
Evaporation water losses
Water losses from dams
Water losses from irrigation canals
Nature:
In hot, dry areas of the world evaporation rates from open surfaces can exceed local rainfall.
Incidence:
Up to 45% of irrigation water is lost and never reaches the plants it was meant for.
Values:
Loss
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
20.03.1997 – 00:00 CET