Show simple item record

dc.contributorStrohmeier, Stefanen_US
dc.contributorHaddad, Miraen_US
dc.contributorYamamoto, Sadahiroen_US
dc.contributorEvett, Steven Ren_US
dc.contributorSterk, Geerten_US
dc.creatorSarcinella, Margheritaen_US
dc.identifier.citationMargherita Sarcinella, Stefan Strohmeier, Mira Haddad, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Steven R Evett, Geert Sterk. (3/11/2020). Suitability of arid land rehabilitation technologies: simulation of water harvesting based solutions in Middle Eastern agro-pastures. Netherlands.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe enhancement of Middle Eastern agro-pastures’ productivity through water harvesting originates from ancient technologies and indigenous knowledge. More recently, integrated watershed rehabilitation practices, such as the combination of mechanized micro water harvesting for forage shrub production in upstream areas, and flood water harvesting based cereal agriculture in the downstream, have been successfully tested at local level in Jordan. However, the erratic nature of rainfall, exacerbated by climate change, and the ongoing degradation and depletion of the fragile dryland-ecosystems create a complex environment for out-scaling of proven technologies. A hydrological assessment campaign, conducted in Jordan, aims at establishing new linkages between plot and field scale soil, water and vegetation processes and global hydrological modeling. The aim is to bridge scales and to unlock the potential of globally harmonized information available. The research tests the out-scalability of water harvesting based measures, applied locally, through intense on-site investigation of soil, water and vegetation dynamics, merged with large scale hydrological modeling for out-scaling suitability and ex ante impact assessment. The concept is based on a likelihood approach integrating several environmental layers, such as top-soil, terrain and vegetation cover with surface hydrological modeling using global datasets. The goal is to investigate spatio-temporal surface water availability - as the driver of water harvesting based rehabilitation and productivity enhancement measures. The test-phase is ongoing for further data assimilation and process verification. Evaluated results will be initially presented at the 3rd Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG) in Tunisia, November 2020.en_US
dc.publisherUtrecht University (UU)en_US
dc.subjectglobal modelen_US
dc.subjectarid land rehabilitationen_US
dc.titleSuitability of arid land rehabilitation technologies: simulation of water harvesting based solutions in Middle Eastern agro-pasturesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idStrohmeier, Stefan: 0000-0003-0723-5964en_US
cg.creator.idHaddad, Mira: 0000-0002-9450-1599en_US
cg.creator.idSterk, Geert: 0000-0002-3304-7249en_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater harvestingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsurface runoffen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUtrecht University - UUen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service - USDA-ARSen_US
cg.contributor.centerTottori Universityen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on WLE (CRP 5) - WI/W2 Fundingen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.admin-unitAmman Governorateen_US
cg.coverage.geolocationLatitude: 31.7283613271075; Longitude: 36.13364701568797en_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

DSpace software copyright © 2002-2016  DuraSpace
MELSpace content providers and partners accept no liability to any consequence resulting from use of the content or data made available in this repository. Users of this content assume full responsibility for compliance with all relevant national or international regulations and legislation.
Theme by 
Atmire NV