Water requirements and rationalization of irrigation water consumption

Online price: SAR 1350

Offline Price: SAR 2550

Course Duration: 5 Days

Duration (Hrs) 25 Hours/Hours

Course Mentor: Higher Engineering Sciences Institute for Training

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Course Description 

 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