Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Investigating solutions for irrigation water deficiency in Lebanon


Maya Atieh 1, Ramesh Rudra 1, Bahram Gharabaghi 1*, Golmar Golmohammadi 1, Kourosh Mohammadi 2

Recieved Date: 2017-01-21, Accepted Date: 2017-03-14


This study investigates a range of practical solutions to improve water allocation to reduce irrigation deficiency and maximize food production in Lebanon. The methodology included optimizing storage capacity for capturing wet season surplus to compensate for dry season irrigation water deficiencies; improving the wastewater collection and treatment networks to increase irrigated areas in southern Lebanon. A comprehensive water management strategy for reducing irrigation water deficiency involving storage of wet season surplus, wastewater reuse, and improving irrigation efficiency was developed. Therefore, integration of these potential strategies is anticipated to significantly reduce irrigation water deficiencies across Lebanon.


Irrigation, water, deficiency, Lebanon, CROPWAT

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2017
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 86-96

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