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Unraveling the enduring paradox of increased pressure on groundwater through efficient drip irrigation

Kuper Marcel, Ameur Fatah, Hammani Ali. 2017. Unraveling the enduring paradox of increased pressure on groundwater through efficient drip irrigation. In : Drip irrigation for agriculture: untold stories of efficiency, innovation and development. Venot Jean-Philippe (ed.), Kuper Marcel (ed.), Zwarteveen Margreet (ed.). Abingdon : Routledge, pp. 85-104. ISBN 978-1-13-868707-3

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Abstract : This chapter analyses the paradox of continued promotion of drip irrigation through state subsidies and donor-funded projects, on the basis of claims of water savings that are rarely backed up with evidence. Focusing on groundwater, two questions are proposed to unravel this double paradox: why is there increased pressure on groundwater resources despite the use of (purportedly) efficient drip irrigation? And why do actors continue to use the water saving argument for drip irrigation without ever measuring the claimed water conservation outcomes? These questions are illustrated through a case study in North Africa. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Irrigation goutte à goutte, eau souterraine, Eau d'irrigation, Conservation de l'eau, Gestion des eaux, Utilisation de l'eau, Étude de cas, Efficacité d'utilisation

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique du Nord, Maroc

Mots-clés libres : Drip irrigation, Groundwater, North Africa

Classification Agris : F06 - Irrigation
P10 - Water resources and management

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

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