Diseño y manejo de sistemas de riego

Translated title of the contribution: Design and management of irrigation systems

Eduardo A. Holzapfel, Alejandro Pannunzio, Ignacio Lorite, Aureo S.Silva de Oliveira, István Farkas

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Irrigation systems should be a relevant agent to give solutions to the increasing demand of food, and to the development, sustainability and productivity of the agricultural sector. The design, managing, and operation of irrigation systems are crucial factors to achieve an efficient use of the water resources and the success in the production of crops and orchards. The aim of this paper is to analyze knowledge and investigations that enable to identify the principal criteria and processes that allow improving the design and managing of the irrigation systems, based on the basic concept that they facilitate to develop agriculture more efficient and sustainable. The design and managing of irrigation systems must have its base in criteria that are relevant, which implies to take into account agronomic, soil, hydraulic, economic, energetic, and environmental factors. The optimal design and managing of irrigation systems at farm level is a factor of the first importance for a rational use of water, economic development of the agriculture and its environmental sustainability.

Translated title of the contributionDesign and management of irrigation systems
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalChilean Journal of Agricultural Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009


  • Design
  • Irrigation
  • Operation systems
  • Water management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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    Holzapfel, E. A., Pannunzio, A., Lorite, I., de Oliveira, A. S. S., & Farkas, I. (2009). Diseño y manejo de sistemas de riego. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, 69(SUPPL. 1), 17-25.