La Houille Blanche
Number 2-3, Avril 1993
|Page(s)||175 - 182|
|Published online||01 October 2009|
Modernisation de l'irrigation de surface : acquis et perspectives
Surface irrigation modernization: acquirements and prospects
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Surface irrigation in France (15 % of the irrigated area had been recently modernized with particular emphasis on labor saving and water application efficiency increasing. * Improvements in field levelling and water distribution had occured. Many distributors have been successfully tested : gated pipe, layflat tubing, cable gation, low pressure buried pipe, ... However there still are improvments to make on the surface irrigation parameters assessment (inflow and irrigation time). * The rehabilitation of the distribution network to satisfy the modern surface irrigation requirements is often needed. * Last, surface irrigation modernization must also be debate in terms of water resources management at a regional scale.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1993
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