Journal article

Soil salinity and sodicity effects of wastewater irrigation in South East Australia

Zahida Muyen, Graham A Moore, Roger J Wrigley

Agricultural Water Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2011

Abstract

Although 'sewage farming' or wastewater irrigation started in Australia in the latter parts of the 19th century, it was in the late 1960s that a considerable interest was revived in arid and semi-arid parts of the world due to scarcity of alternative water sources and the urgency to increase local food production. The practice has manifold benefits in the form of water conservation, nutrient recycling, surface and ground water pollution prevention. But for arid and semi-arid regions like many parts of Australia, while wastewater irrigation can be an attractive solution to irrigation water problems, it might not be the ideal solution for the common soil types encountered in these regions. Due..

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