Integrated Modeling Framework to Evaluate Conjunctive Use Options in a Canal Irrigated Area
Saideepa Kumar, Paul Pavelic, Biju George, K Venugopal, Bandara Nawarathna
Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering - ASCE | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2013
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is acknowledged for enabling the study to take place. The lead author was funded by the Prime Minister's Australia-Asia award granted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Australian Government. We are grateful for the guidance and direction provided by Dr. R. Sakthivadivel, Dr. K. Palanisami, and Dr. Madar Samad and the support extended by Mr. Vinay Kumar, Special Commissioner at the Irrigation and Command Area Development (I&CAD), Authority, Andhra Pradesh, Mr. B. M. Murali Krishna Rao, Director of the Groundwater Department (GWD), Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Suhas Raje and Dr. Joseph Plakkootam at I&CAD and Mr. Subramaniam at GWD, Nandyal. The authors also extend their gratitude to the agricultural officers and farmers of SRBC Block IV, who were kind enough to share their experiences. A special note of thanks is owed to Ms. Aruna Jyothi and Mr. Venkatradha at IWMI for their help with generating GIS maps.