Performance of Water Desalination and Modern Irrigation Systems for Improving Water Productivity [chapter]

Hani Abdelghani Mansour, Ren Hongjouan, Hu Jiandong, Bao Hong Feng, Liang Changmei
2019 Irrigation - Addressing Past Claims and New Challenges [Working Title]  
Desalination is the process that is performed to remove excess salts from water to become potable or agriculture. This applied science is now concerned by many countries suffering from water shortage. Over the next ten years, this science is expected to grow significantly due to the expected water crises in many countries. The consumption of energy in the desalination process is one of the important problems and difficult obstacles that need to be overcome. The Egyptian water strategy should
more » ... strategy should include increasing amount of desalinated water to more than 50%, especially since Egypt is in a very rich location in saltwater sources and they can be utilized to the maximum extent possible. The researchers have attempted to develop varieties of some traditional crops such as wheat, saline resistant to salinity using local selective ecotourism techniques and using genetic engineering through which saline-tolerant genes are added, but it can be said that so far these efforts have not resulted in the production of candidate seawater breeds The maximum salinity of irrigation water in the long term, even for the most salt-tolerant crops such as date palm, is still less than 5 mmol.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.87010 fatcat:b7xo2oe36bgrhnwmmttfm6tnqi