MANAGING GROUND WATER QUALITY IN RELATION TO AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES

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Title: MANAGING GROUND WATER QUALITY IN RELATION TO AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Authors: Magette, W. L.
Shirmohammadi, Adel
Lessley, Billy V.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4851
Date: Jun-1989
Abstract: Ground water quality is an environmental issue of national concern. Agricultural activities, because they involve large land areas, often are cited as a major contributor of ground water contamination. It appears that some degree of ground water contamination from agricultural land use is inevitable, especially where precipitation exceeds evapotranspiration. For this reason, and because agriculture differs significantly from point sources of pollution, farmers, policymakers, and scientists need alternative management strategies by which to protect ground water. Mathematical models coupled to geographic information systems to form expert systems can be important management tools for both policymakers and agricultural producers. An expert system can provide farmers, researchers, and environmental managers with information by which to better manage agricultural production systems to minimize ground water contamination. Significant research is necessary to perfect such a system, necessitating interim ground water management strategies that include not only a strong research program, but educational and public policy components as well.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Copyright (published version): 1989 Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Keywords: Ground wateragrochemicalsenvironmental policymodelingexpert systemspollution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1989.tb03097.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Centre for Water Resources Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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