Irrigation water management for crop diversification: Application of the WACCROD model

Peter G. McCornick, Ramchand N. Oad

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The actual water management practices, in terms of the volumes and intervals of delivery, are examined in a rice-based irrigation subsystem where crop diversification is practised. A simulation model (WACCROD) is used to generate the hypothetical water requirements of the changing crop mixture at quartenary and tertiary levels. Crops other than rice were planted in the dry season to reduce the need for water. Then, as the available water supplies diminished, the volume and timing of water deliveries changed based on the time, hydraulic location and relative importance of the crop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-291
Number of pages15
JournalIrrigation and Drainage Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Indonesia
  • crop diversification
  • irrigation
  • management
  • rice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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