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.

Related Problems:
Limited irrigation water
Values:
Loss
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2019 – 17:26 CEST