Water supply optimization with discrete stochastic linear programming

Engelhardt, T (1987) Water supply optimization with discrete stochastic linear programming. In: Consultants' Workshop on the State of the Art and Management Alternatives for Optimizing the Productivity of SAT Alfisols and Related Soils, 1-3 Dec 1983, Patancheru, A.P. (India).

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A concept of improving irrigation management on Aflisols in hard-rock regions of the semi-arid tropics is presented. A discrete stochastic linear programming model was developed which permits the user to quantify the optimum water supply for composite watershed management for traditional agricultural production in South India. The model is flexible enough to be applicable to different site-specific conditions. Results show the beneficial impact of artificial groundwater recharging on agricultural production, employment, and income. Open dug wells, together with surface reservoirs for groundwater recharge, form an economically sound system of water management for increasing productivity on a sust0876ained basis. Composite watershed management will substantially increase productivity of the watershed; it is likely to increase mainly paddy production, but also oilseeds and wheat. It will also increase employment in rural areas. Improved systems of water management on farmers' fields are required for the irrigation of postrainy-season crops.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Information Science
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 13:45
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2011 13:47
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4426
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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