IRR

Irrigation and land reclamation

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IRR – Irrigation and land reclamation

Due to the continuous growth in world population and the effects of climate change, the demand for water is increasing ever so rapidly. In many developing countries agriculture is the main economic activity, with land reclamation and irrigation schemes playing a crucial role in agricultural production and people’s livelihood .

Our approach lies in the assessment and design of integrated, flexible solutions for a sustainable irrigation. We provide expertise in water rationing schemes in areas where demand exceeds availability or proper management is needed.

A  Public Funds Project: Design of priority works to be undertaken to solve the problem of water resource use and availability in the Fucino plateau. Abruzzo, Italy.

Our expertise

WATER RESOURCES ANALYSIS AND WATER BALANCE

  • Water resources assessment
  • Climate change analysis
  • Soil and land suitability studies
  • Cropping patterns evaluation
  • Water requirement assessment

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE SCHEMES MODELLING

  • Hydrological modelling
  • Water balance modelling
  • Hydraulic modelling of complex irrigation schemes (pipe irrigation, surface irrigation)
  • Hydraulic modelling of drainage system

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE SCHEMES DESIGN

  • Design/rehabilitation of new/existing irrigation systems
  • Drainage system design
  • Command area development
  • Economic and financial analysis (EFA)
  • Cost planning, estimating and budgeting, O&M

KEY CHALLENGES FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS EFFICIENCIES

  • Integrating schemes into basin-wide management plans
  • Reservoir working management
  • Long-term planning and system optimisation
  • Optimising system operation
  • Reducing seepage and losses
  • System efficiency improvements

Have a look at our latter projects

Feasibility study and detailed design for irrigation and drainage

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration (MARDWA) of Albania intended to appoint a specialized International Consulting Engineer to carry out consultations with local stakeholders of 5 irrigation schemes (39,810 ha) about the available options of irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation and modernization and then based on the outcomes to prepare a feasibility study for each scheme and after that [...]

Irrigation channel serving hill areas in Vicenza province

The project area is 300 hectares, 95% for vineyards and the remaining for olive trees and vegetable gardens. All vineyards of this area belong to DCO (Denomination of Controlled Origin). The area is particularly favorable for vine growing that can be considered the typical traditional culture. However, water resources in the area are not sufficient to meet water demand for [...]