Agricultural Water Management

Published by Elsevier BV

Print ISSN: 0378-3774


Drip irrigation manual : Samuel Dasberg and Eshel Bresler. Publication 9, International Irrigation Information Center, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel, 1985, 95 pp., ISBN 965-298-001-3
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February 1986


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Wynn R. Walker

GIS tools applied to the sustainable management of water resources: Application to the aquifer system 08-29

February 1999


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The sustainable exploitation of water resources requires planning and control methods that allow the incorporation of a great number of spatial and temporal variables. Because of its features, a Geographic Information System (GIS) seems the most suitable tool to aid in the management of available hydric resources. In this study, we have developed a specific GIS within the GESMO Project in order to better manage the 08-29 aquifer system (Mancha Oriental). This tool is intended for use by the JCRMO: Junta Central de Regantes de la Mancha Oriental (General Board of Irrigation Users of Eastern La Mancha), the organism responsible for aquifer management.This system is designed to integrate information from different sources, such as remote sensing, fieldwork data or administrative files with the cadastral subplot as a common reference. One of its functions is to expedite the control and monitoring, in real time, of the exploitation plans, which constitute the legal instrument to regulate water extractions. It will allow us to estimate the spatial and temporal distribution of water extractions needed for crops and their irrigation systems. These estimates will be highly valuable for aquifer modelling. The system also permits display of information on maps for easy handling. This visualisation allow users to more readily participate in decision-making processes.

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