Articles & Papers

Drip Irrigation for Agriculture
Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation and Development

Edited by Jean-Philippe Venot, Marcel Kuper and Margreet Zwarteveen

‘It is high time that more clarity be brought to the debate about drip irrigation, its specificities, and the role it can play in agricultural development strategies, and that is exactly what this book helps doing.’ – from the Foreword, by Jean-Marc Faurès, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

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The ICID Journal

journalThe ICID Journal is called Irrigation and Drainage and is published four times each each year. The journal is produced by John Wiley, with an international editorial team.

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Below is an abstract of a recently published article from Irrigation and Drainage

Preliminary design of combined sewer overflows and stormwater tanks in Southern Italy

Pollution induced by runoff on receivers is an environmental problem deserving of much attention, especially over the past few years. The structural facilities most commonly used for first flush pollution impact reduction include sewer overflows and stormwater tanks. Nevertheless, their efficiency is a current research topic and the design criteria are not completely consolidated.Based on extensive numerical simulations from 45 rain gauges located in Campania (southern Italy), two recent studies show that the performance of sewer overflows and offline stormwater tanks in reducing stormwater pollution can be reliably estimated without referring to rainfall data. Although rainfall dependency is generally negligible, it is more marked for some rainfall patterns. On the basis of that observation, this paper proposes a simplified approach to estimate pollution reduction when sewer overflows or stormwater tanks are used, correlating their efficiency to the average rainfall per wet day, which is usually easy to calculate. Analysis shows good agreement between values estimated according to the proposed approach and results provided by means of continuous simulations with a maximum deviation of about 0.05. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Lh2>