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Copy of Drip Irrigation
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Water in the UAE is in very short supply. The United Arab Emirates is one of the top 10 most water-scarce countries in the world, and has one of the highest per capita water usages globally. With 550 liters per person per day, a UAE resident consumes more than double the global national average of 250 liters per person per day.
However, as awareness about water scarcity increases, more efficient methods are being used. Drip irrigation is one of the methods being used as an alternative to spray irrigation.
Drip irrigation consists of network of perforated tubes placed along the floor, or buried near the roots of plants, which provides a slow, steady trickle of water directly to the plant at their roots. The systems are regulated by a controller that can be adjusted for different levels of watering according to the needs of the plants. The result is not only a drastic decrease in the amount of water evaporated, but also uses 25% less water than spray irrigation systems.
Benefits of Drip Irrigation
•Drip irrigation systems reduce over watering, inefficient watering, weed growth, and the time and labor involved in hand watering.
•Water contact with the leaves, stem and fruit of the plants is minimized, preventing disease.
•Crops grow consistently, healthier and mature fast.
•Undulating terrains, saline, water logged, sandy & hilly lands can be brought under productive cultivation.
•Once installed, little labour is required to operate or maintain a drip irrigation system
Source of water for drip irrigation
The main source of water used for drip irrigation is treated waste water.
Water scarcity is the major driving force in using treated waste water. Developing countries tend to use far more waste water, but only about 8 percent of wastewater in the low-income countries is treated. This becomes a major public health concern because most repurposed
Uses of Drip Irrigation in Dubai
In Dubai Drip irrigation is mainly used for:
• Street Planting
• Public Parks
• Green spaces and landscaped areas
• Residential developments
• Plant nurseries in Dubai.
• In the Miracle Garden the flowers are kept hydrated through a drip irrigation system