Through the course you will learn discharge measurement techniques, become familiar with unconventional water sources, moisture content constants and their measurement techniques, water potential, the empirical equations for calculating water requirements, irrigation efficiencies to reduce water consumption, and yields of crop output as a result of irrigation. Additionally, irrigation water scheduling techniques and economic analysis of irrigation water. The World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) program can be used to determine water requirements while also identifying innovative water saving methods.
The purpose of the Course
Improving and developing the skills of trainees by using new methods to solve current problems in the field of modern irrigation engineering and enabling the agricultural engineer and technician to rationalize the irrigation water use or agriculture water consumption as a result of water scarcity in dry areas such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and participation in the rationalization initiatives of the Ministry of Water, Environment and Agriculture. During the training time, global programs will be used to estimate water requirements, which is the main element in rationalizing agricultural water consumption. Finally, motivate and prepare trainees to keep pace with scientific progress and scientific research carried out in this field.
Detailed objectives of the course
- Unconventional water sources and methods of measuring discharge.
- Moisture content constants and methods of measuring it.
- soil water potential.
- Reducing irrigation water losses and ways to conserve irrigation water.
- Empirical equations for calculating water requirements.
- irrigation efficiencies.
- Methods of scheduling irrigation water and water balance.
- Economic analysis and yields of crop yield as a result of irrigation.
- The impact of salinity on irrigation water scheduling.
- New technologies such as deficit irrigation and partial root zone drying irrigation to rationalize water.
- Use the FAO Cropwat, Climwat program to find water requirements
The target audience
This course is designed for:
- Agricultural Development Fund
- Project managers and assistant project managers
- Irrigation engineers and agricultural technicians
It also focuses on individuals who wish to develop their skills in farm management and modern irrigation projects and apply them to their organizations