Irrigation water losses

Other Names:
Evaporation water losses
Water losses from dams
Water losses from irrigation canals

In hot, dry areas of the world evaporation rates from open surfaces can exceed local rainfall.


Up to 45% of irrigation water is lost and never reaches the plants it was meant for.

Related Problems:
Limited irrigation water
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST