WR 800

Course Name: 

Irrigation Technology and Water Management




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 



  • Basic soil physics- soil properties, soil water storage and movement in vadose zone.
  • Climatic variables. Crop water requirements, irrigation water requirements.
  • Irrigation scheduling. Types of irrigation schemes, methods of irrigation.
  • Components of surface irrigation scheme, micro-irrigation methods (sprinkler, drip)- design features.
  • Drainage system-components and design. Irrigation water quality, salt balance, soil salinity problems & remediation.
  • Farm irrigation management schemes- conjunctive use, deficit irrigation, water allocation schemes.
  • Socio-economic, institutional and environmental aspects of irrigation systems. Performance indicators- water production functions, economic productivity.


Larry James, Principles of farm irrigation system design
NH Rao, Irrigation scheduling with limited water supplies, CBIP Publ. 218 Smedema & Reycroft, Land Drainage, Batsford Academic


Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics

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Dr. B.M.Dodamani., Professor and Head
Department of Water Resources & Ocean Engg
(Formerly Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics), NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474050
Email: hodwroe[AT]nitk[DOT]edu[DOT]in

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