Chapter 9. Irrigation Management in a Catchment Context

  1. Robert C. Ferrier2 and
  2. Alan Jenkins3
  1. Shahbaz Khan

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch9

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Khan, S. (2009) Irrigation Management in a Catchment Context, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 3

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. UNESCO, Division of Water Sciences, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • irrigation management in catchment context;
  • global water cycle, land management and food security - intimately linked;
  • natural resource management (NRM) issues;
  • conceptual framework for managing water and salt balance in irrigation area;
  • farm-scale management tool and SWAGMAN ® Farm model;
  • maximum allowable groundwater recharge quota and regional salt and groundwater dynamics;
  • crop choices and soil salinity;
  • sustainable environmental management technologies;
  • serial biological concentration (SBC);
  • regional ‘irrigation business partnerships’ and system harmonization model


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Current Solutions

  • Case Study Insights

  • New Scientific Insights

  • Acknowledgements

  • References