Irrigation Practices

Applies to: Silage Production

Description:

This indicator refers to the potential cumulative impacts of water use for irrigation upon third party users and local ecosystems. The indicator considers the share of water withdrawn from local water bodies for human purposes.

Questions:

Does silage production include irrigation?

What is the status of water scarcity in the project area?

Rating:

No irrigation

Irrigation in the area where less than 25% of water from waterbodies is withdrawn for human purposes

Irrigation in the area where between 25% and 60% of water from waterbodies is withdrawn for human purposes

Irrigation in the area where more than 60% of water from waterbodies is withdrawn for human purposes

Irrigation in the area where more than 75% of water from waterbodies is withdrawn for human purposes

Sources of information:

EBRD. 2014. Environmental and Social Policy.

WWAP (World Water Assessment Programme). 2012. The United Nations World Water Development Report 4: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk. Paris, UNESCO.

Hoekstra A.Y. and Mekonnen M.M. 2011. Global Water Scarcity: The Monthly Blue Water Footprint Compared to Blue Water Availability for the World’s Major River Basins.