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Stronger irrigation management needed

  • Diana Nurhayati

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Jember   /   Wed, October 9, 2019   /  12:31 pm
Stronger irrigation management needed Several farmers plant paddy under the subak system in Jatiluwih, Tabanan, Bali. Subak, a traditional farming and irrigation system used in Bali, was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2012. (JP/Agung Parameswara )

Water is related to all living things, so water is a factor that influences the development of various sectors. One of them is the agricultural sector in meeting the needs of crops for the food needs of communities. A serious threat the sector currently faces is the decreasing availability of water, so efforts are needed to use water appropriately. The problem of water availability to meet various water needs, especially in rice fields, is increasingly complex. Existing river systems need to be managed carefully by considering social, economic and environmental aspects in order to maintain the sustainability of water use itself. Water conservation through effective management and efficient use is a very necessary and urgent matter. Water management is part of water conservation programs that fully maintain, rehabilitate and utilize existing water sources effectively and efficiently fo...

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