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Advanced Irrigation Systems Impacting Sustainability and Reducing Water Needs-Role of ICT in Irrigation

Gopikrishnaa, SM (2016) Advanced Irrigation Systems Impacting Sustainability and Reducing Water Needs-Role of ICT in Irrigation. In: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD), JUL 03-04, 2015, Ahmedabad, INDIA, pp. 415-426.

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Abstract

Water is essential for sustaining life and it is one of the most important resources that we have. According to the experts, recent climatic changes and drought conditions have decreased surface water flows in many parts of the world. The Governments face these issues by constructing dams, canals, and pipelines for better irrigation in various parts of their country. Approximately, 70 % of the water withdrawn from various fresh water sources is used for Agricultural activities. The global population is increasing at rapid phase. But, the current water resources and the way in which we spend the water for various activities indicate that the available water resources will not satisfy the demands of the future generations. So, better irrigation practices need to be followed using latest in-available information and communication technologies (ICT) using sensor controlled solar powered drip and sprinkler irrigation methods to optimize the water usage for agricultural practices.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, HEIDELBERGER PLATZ 3, D-14197 BERLIN, GERMANY
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 04:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 04:24
URI: http://eprints.library.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/55440

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