Agriculture
5. Benefits of IWRM to agriculture? (1 of 1)








 

   
 

Water security
Under conditions of water scarcity, water is often diverted from agriculture to other water uses. However, indiscriminate reduction in water allocation for agriculture may have far-reaching economic and social consequences.

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Considering different benefits
By bringing all sectors and all stakeholders into the decision-making process, IWRM is able to reflect the combined “value” of water to society as a whole in difficult decisions on water allocations.

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Integrated management
For the agricultural sector IWRM seeks to increase water productivity (i.e. more crop per drop) within the constraints imposed by the economic, social and ecological context of a particular region or country.

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