Approach evaluation of the role of Dry lands development in water management optimization and planning

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Water Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

2 Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Faculty of Water Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

3 Associate Professor, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Faculty of Water Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz.

4 Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Lorestan University.


The growing population and, consequently, the need to produce crops on the one hand and the limitation of water resources as an important factor in agricultural production have led to the intensification of the problem of dehydration in many parts of the world, including Iran. Therefore, a balance between water resource constraints and agricultural development is essential. In this regard, the International Water Management Organization (IMO) has estimated in its comprehensive assessment that water management in agriculture in rainforests could lead to a 75% increase in global food products (Di Dono, 2009). Therefore, agricultural development through the development of dry land areas can be considered as a logical solution in the context of the water crisis (Akhavan et al. 2013).


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Volume 45, Issue 4
February 2023
Pages 117-130
  • Receive Date: 19 September 2018
  • Revise Date: 20 February 2019
  • Accept Date: 25 January 2019
  • Publish Date: 20 February 2023