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Food and water scarcity have negative economic impacts and exacerbate poverty for millions of people, especially in rural arid and semi-arid drylands. One of its main causes is the extended dependence on rainfed agriculture in regions where the rainfall pattern is erratic and unreliable. Despite ample solutions such as rainwater harvesting irrigation, there is a need to better understand its working principles and practical use.

The book is to be published by a leading international publisher providing state-of-the-art description of approaches, methods and outcomes of projects featuring rainwater as supplemental irrigation.

Expressions of interest for papers from researchers and practitioners dealing with one or more of the issues listed below, are now being sought. The abstracts must initially consist of 200 words and include all contact details of the authors. In addition, the abstracts should clearly explain their contribution and findings/arguments.

The chapters of the book are expected to revolve around the link between rainwater harvesting storage technologies and small-scale irrigation at local, regional and international level. Specifically:

• State-of-the-art methods and approaches
• Theoretical and practical working principles
• Technical recommendations and practical implementation
• Multi-dimensional constraints (biophysical, technical, economic, etc.)
• Multi-dimensional impacts (livelihood, socio-economic, environmental)
• Replication and transferability potential
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Case studies, on-going projects and replicable experiences
• Specific contribution to water and food scarcity

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 2nd March 2015.

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Food and water scarcity have negative economic impacts and exacerbate poverty for millions of people, especially in rural arid and semi-arid drylands. One of its main causes is the extended dependence on rainfed agriculture in regions where the rainfall pattern is erratic and unreliable. Despite ample solutions such as rainwater harvesting irrigation, there is a need to better understand its working principles and practical use.

The book is to be published by a leading international publisher providing state-of-the-art description of approaches, methods and outcomes of projects featuring rainwater as supplemental irrigation.

Expressions of interest for papers from researchers and practitioners dealing with one or more of the issues listed below, are now being sought. The abstracts must initially consist of 200 words and include all contact details of the authors. In addition, the abstracts should clearly explain their contribution and findings/arguments.

The chapters of the book are expected to revolve around the link between rainwater harvesting storage technologies and small-scale irrigation at local, regional and international level. Specifically:

• State-of-the-art methods and approaches
• Theoretical and practical working principles
• Technical recommendations and practical implementation
• Multi-dimensional constraints (biophysical, technical, economic, etc.)
• Multi-dimensional impacts (livelihood, socio-economic, environmental)
• Replication and transferability potential
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Case studies, on-going projects and replicable experiences
• Specific contribution to water and food scarcity

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 2nd March 2015.

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