Quality of Water Required for Irrigation

  • T. Kaletová
  • Ľ. JuríkEmail author
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 69)


Irrigation water can cause damage to irrigated crops and human and animal’s health. Therefore, it is important to monitor the irrigation water regularly. There is a long-term tradition of irrigation water quality (IWQ) monitoring in Slovakia. A number of monitoring stations varied during years from more than 200 to 11 in recent years. The IWQ increased over the years. Advantages of the irrigation water monitoring helps in increasing quality of agriculture production, in a reduction of a risk of bacterial, respectively, and in reducing virus infection of humans and animals.


Irrigation water quality IWQ monitoring Water quality 



This chapter was supported with the following grants and projects:

 • APVV-16-0278 Use of hydromelioration structures for mitigation of the negative extreme hydrological phenomena effects and their impacts on the quality of water bodies in agricultural landscapes

 • KEGA 028SPU-4/2017 Monitoring of Elements of Environment – practical course


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape EngineeringSlovak University of Agriculture in NitraNitraSlovakia

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