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Sustainable Irrigation saves water in agriculture.

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Irrigation has been practised worldwide for thousands of years and irrigated agriculture is one of the biggest users of water in the world. Although irrigation systems and methods have developed through history, much improvement can still be done, especially with regards to water efficiency. Freshwater has become a depleting resource and the demand for it is only increasing. Looking ahead, climate change will cause more severe droughts and intensify pressures on water resources around the world. Humans will continue to rely on irrigation for survival, so it is critical to reduce the pressure on freshwater bodies, while still maintaining crop productivity. This is why sustainable irrigation is more than ever necessary.

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Sustainable Irrigation Video Sustainable Irrigation Literature Review Homemade Drip and Subsurface Irrigation Irrigation Systems Advantages and Disadvantages Sustainable Irrigation Quiz Sustainable Irrigation Summary


The Toolbox contains knowledge and methods to revive the land, use synergies and develop degraded rural settings. Each entity in the Toolbox consists of a video and a short summary introducing the topic, a literature review for a more in depth insight into the topic, as well as a quiz to test your knowledge on the subject.

These publications are a result of collaboration with Master students, PhD students and researchers at the Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection at Hamburg University of Technology. They are concerned with restoring degraded areas and creating new, not just inhabitable, but liveable spaces. All RUVIVAL publications are available in the readings section for free as a download as we support open access and source.

Furthermore, each toolbox contains a variety of other tools like calculators, manuals, handbooks or a database according to the topic.

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RUVIVAL produces e-learning material concerned with sustainable rural development. The project exists since 2016 as part of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). The RUVIVAL Team produces the material at the Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection (AWW) as part of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

The aim is to spread knowledge on sustainable practices. This e-learning website gives you the tools to implement sustainable practices in the area of sanitation, water and soil conservation.

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October 29, 2019





Monina Orlina

Ruth Schaldach

Maria Monina Orlina

Dr. -Ing. Joachim Behrendt

Dario Fröndhoff

Andrea Munoz Ardila

Maryeluz Rueda

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