Development of Recent Information and Data on Irrigation Technology and Management

  • S. A. Abd El-Hafez
  • M. A. Mahmoud
  • A. Z. El-BablyEmail author
Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)


To develop recent information and data on irrigation technology and management, assumptions must be assigned on the definition of areas to be considered symmetrical in terms of recent information and data concerning rainfall, cropping intensification, cropping pattern, reference evapotranspiration, and irrigation efficiency. The new information and data are extremely required to meet irrigation requirements that use in delineation of major irrigation cropping pattern zones; definition of the area of influence of the climate stations in ETo maps and quality check on the climate data; combination of the irrigation cropping pattern zones with the climate stations’ zones in ETo maps to obtain basic mapping units; calculation of net and gross irrigation requirements for different scenarios, and comparison with the present data and final adjustment. This chapter focuses on data records concerning irrigators, irrigation management advisor (IMA), agricultural extension worker (AEW), experts, and external evaluators. Furthermore, it describes the required knowledge, data and information for irrigation, evapotranspiration concepts, and computer software to calculate evapotranspiration of crop and irrigation requirements. Furthermore, a detailed assessment and specific information for the experimental areas for irrigation schemes to update information and data on irrigation technology to promote intensive and sustainable irrigated agriculture and improve food security and support decision making in Egypt.


Updated information Irrigation technology Data records Computer programs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Abd El-Hafez
    • 1
  • M. A. Mahmoud
    • 1
  • A. Z. El-Bably
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Water Requirements and Field Irrigation Research DepartmentSoil, Water and Environment Research Institute (SWERI), Agricultural Research Center (ARC)GizaEgypt

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