Water: An Element of Irrigation

  • M. H. Ali


Water is the source of all life on earth. Water has many unique properties that allow it to be such a universal material. One special characteristic of water is its ability to change state very easily under earth conditions. These forms play a great part in the hydrologic cycle. For irrigation, a typical characteristic of water (termed as “water quality”) is important. This “characteristic” feature influences the suitability of water for an intended use. To irrigate in a sustainable fashion, it is important to assess the water quality characteristics, land suitability, and crop limitations. Even water of reasonable quality may negatively affect the soil if salinity levels concentrate over time.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Irrigation Water Total Dissolve Solid Total Water Hardness Granular Activate Carbon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Ali
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DivisionBangladesh Institute of Nuclear AgricultureMymensinghBangladesh

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