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Variations of land use and agricultural water management under different scenarios
Published: 16 November 2016 by MDPI in The 1st International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences session Water Policies and Planning
In this paper, area equipped for irrigation has been estimated in Europe using three different scenarios by 2035 and 2060. The number of 10 indexes (as the main indexes) was selected to assess agricultural water management based on their importance and other indexes were not studied due to lack of adequate data. The changes of the main indexes in the past half of century argued that they had similar values in some regions and had very different values in other regions due to the nature of the indexes and conditions of the regions. The maximum value for area equipped for irrigation is related to Mediterranean Europe; 33.6% and 38.8% by 2035 and 2060, respectively.
Keywords: Europe; optimum decision; sustainable agriculture
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