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Cambridge Global Challenges


Short Course Description

This course may be of particular interest to learners from overseas countries experiencing significant challenges with water management and irrigation.

Day 1 introduction, presentations on Water, Land and Crop Management, introduction & background to SALTMED model, live demonstration of model

Day 2 & 3 Practical exercises and work with the model based on your needs and interests.

The course covers the following

  1. Water and solute transport
  2. Nitrogen fertilizers management
  3. Irrigation and Drainage systems and  management
  4. Crop growth and yield
  5. Estimating crop water requirement
  6. Soil moisture, soil nitrogen and salinity status
  7. Impact of climate change on yield and the length of crop growth season
  8. Crop rotations including non-conventional crops
  9. Approaches to improve water use efficiency and water productivity

Target Audience

Agricultural & horticultural sector; Hydrologists; practitioners, policy makers, business; MSc /PhD/ early career researchers/ academics.

For more information about availability of places and course costs see the CEH website.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 15:00
Event location: 
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Crowmarsh Gifford Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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