Alternate wet/dry irrigation in rice cultivation: a practical way to save water and control malaria and Japanese encephalitis?
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van der Hoek, W.; Sakthivadivel, R.; Renshaw, M.; Silver, J. B.; Birley, M. H.; Konradsen, F. 2001. Alternate wet/dry irrigation in rice cultivation: a practical way to save water and control malaria and Japanese encephalitis? Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). v, 30p. (IWMI Research Report 047) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.053
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More irrigated land is devoted to rice than to any other crop. A method to save water in irrigated rice cultivation is the intermittent drying of the rice fields, known as alternate wet/dry irrigation (AWDI). This report reviews previous studies in AWDI, with a focus on mosquito vector control, water saving, and rice yields. Examples are provided from a number of countries.
SubjectsWATER MANAGEMENT; WATER SCARCITY; WATER USE EFFICIENCY; WATER CONSERVATION; IRRIGATED FARMING; WATERBORNE DISEASES; RICE; MALARIA; DISEASE VECTORS; PRODUCTIVITY; FLOOD IRRIGATION; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; CLIMATE;
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