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Record number 431744
Title A participatory modelling approach to define farm-scale effects of reclaimed wastewater irrigation in the Lockyer Valley, Australia
Author(s) Opstal, J.D. van; Huibers, F.P.; Cresswell, R.G.
Source Water International 37 (2012)7. - ISSN 0250-8060 - p. 843 - 858.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2012.733673
Department(s) Irrigation and Water Engineering
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) simulation - systems - apsim - management - scarcity
Abstract The Lockyer Valley is an important agricultural area experiencing water insecurity, which causes a decrease in agricultural production. Regional authorities are initiating a wastewater reclamation project conveying treated municipal wastewater to water users, including potentially the Lockyer Valley. This additional (and essentially reliable) water source will change farming options and practices. A participatory modelling approach was used to analyse the consequences of changed water availability at the farm scale. This approach incorporates both farmer and scientist knowledge and gives due attention to non-technical issues like perception and acceptance. Two cropping patterns were worked out to forecast the effects on water deficit and crop yield in the projected situation.
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