Hydrological Processes in Agricultural Lands under Changing Environment
Convener: Jun Niu | Co-conveners: Noel Aloysius, Bellie Sivakumar
| Attendance Fri, 08 May, 08:30–10:15 (CEST)

Agriculture plays a vital role in the socio-economic development. For agricultural production, whether rainfed or using irrigation, water is a key requirement. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the hydrological processes in agricultural lands is essential to address a wide range of issues, including soil moisture condition, crop water requirement, agricultural productivity, water efficiency, soil erosion, and solute transport.
This session is intended to address and advance our understanding of the role of hydrological processes in agricultural lands. Some of the topics and questions of interest are: (1) modelling the impacts of climate change on water balance and agricultural productivity at watershed scale; (2) identification of dominant hydrological factors and how they can be measured locally for improving water supply to crops; (3) effects of irrigation schemes on regional evapotranspiration and soil moisture content; (4) effects of artificial drainage on water regime and solute transport at different spatial scales; (5) aquifer vulnerability to high rates of fertilizer and pesticide applications; (6) multi-process and multi-scale water and energy transitions in agricultural lands; (7) water and energy responses to water-saving practice; and (8) linking hydrological issues with other environmental issues, including removal of natural vegetation, droughts and floods, and soil erosion. We welcome abstracts addressing the above topics or other topics related to hydrological processes in agricultural lands.