What is a comprehensive assessment of water management?
The Comprehensive Assessment places water management in agriculture in a social, eco- logical, and political context and assesses the dominant drivers of change. It explicitly addresses multiple use, feedbacks, and dynamic interactions between water for production systems, live- lihood support, and the environment.
What is the scope of water management in agriculture?
The scope of this assessment is water management in agriculture, including fisheries and livestock, and the full spectrum of crop production from soil tillage through sup- plemental irrigation and water harvesting to full irrigation in a sustainable environment context.
Who makes the investment and management decisions in water management for agriculture?
The target audience of this assessment are the people who make the investment and management decisions in water management for agriculture—agricultural producers, wa- ter managers, investors, policymakers, and civil society.
How can we improve water management in agriculture?
Improving water management in agriculture requires learning by doing and a flex- ible, adaptive approach. Adaptive management is appropriate for variable resources in a context of continually fluctuating parameters. Adaptive management incorporates an un- derstanding of the variability within systems, as well as long-term and slow-onset changes.