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Hossein

Hossein Hashemi

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Hossein

Floodwater Harvesting for artificial recharge and spate irrigation in arid area

Author

  • Hossein Hashemi
  • Ronny Berndtsson
  • Magnus Persson

Summary, in English

Utilizing passive floodwater harvesting for artificial recharge and spate irrigation in arid and semiarid areas is an opportunity to use marginal water to improve the livelihood of rural community. In the present study, ground- water modeling to estimate recharge, and field experiments for spate irrigation of barley, were carried out to investigate the performance and potential of water harvesting system to increase water availability and agricul- tural production in arid Iran. The estimated recharge for the years between 1993 and 2007 varied from a few hundred thousand m3 per month during drought periods to about 4.5 million m3 per month during rainy periods. The experimental results of spate irrigated barley showed 2.5-fold increase in yield for the cultivated barley inside the floodwater harvesting system in compare to the cultivated plot outside the system.

Department/s

  • Division of Water Resources Engineering
  • Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies
  • MECW: The Middle East in the Contemporary World

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

93-100

Publication/Series

Vatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research

Volume

69

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Föreningen Vatten

Topic

  • Other Social Sciences
  • Water Engineering

Keywords

  • Groundwater modeling
  • water harvesting
  • artificial recharge
  • spate irrigation
  • arid area

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0042-2886