Domestic and Agricultural Water Conservation

  • Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Several related terms are germane to discussions of water conservation. Dictionary definitions of the word “conservation” refer to the prevention of wasteful or harmful use of a resource. The term “efficiency” means the state or quality of being efficient, which is in turn defined as achieving the maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. Water conservation and savings are also referred to as “demand-side” water management. The essential aim of demand management is to ensure that a given supply of water is distributed to accord more closely with its optimal use pattern.


Irrigation Water Water Conservation Water Saving Sodium Adsorption Ratio Conservation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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