Central America and the Caribbean

Groundwater Resources and Irrigated Agriculture - making a beneficial relation more sustainable

GWP | International | 2012

Globally, irrigated agriculture is the largest abstractor and predominant consumer of groundwater resources. In many arid and drought-prone areas, unconstrained use is causing serious aquifer depletion and environmental degradation. This new GWP publication argues for cross-sector dialogue and an integrated vision because of the close links among agricultural irrigation, surface water and groundwater resources.

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