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Author(s):Ferguson, Bruce K.
Author Affiliation:Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Title:Water conservation methods in urban landscape irrigation: An exploratory overview
Source:Water Resources Bulletin. Vol. 23, No. 1, February 1987, p. 147-152.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Bethesda, MD: American Water Resources Association.
Related Web URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1987.tb00794.x/abstract
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation efficiency; Water conservation; Urban landscaping; Irrigation; Irrigation requirements; Irrigation systems
Abstract/Contents:"The increasing use of irrigation for urban landscapes is causing new demands for efficient watering systems. Conservation techniques for irrigated agricultural fields cannot be applied to urban landscapes without amendment. This paper attempts to review methods of urban landscape water conservation in the context of the diversity and complexity of urban landscapes and the demands upon them for quality of the urban environment. A development's initial site layout and planting design fundamentally determine how much irrigation water will be required; the complexity and creativity inherent in urban design open a number of specific possibilities for reducing water demand. Irrigation hardware is then designed to deliver the required volume of water to the specified landscape efficiently by implementing a number of physical and operational principles. Maintenance of the finished development involves monitoring results and making adjustments as the plantings grow and develop. The potential for conserving urban irrigation water is large. Effective conservation need not compromise other qualities of the urban environment such as aesthetics, screening, or shade. Urban design can address both the kinds of landscapes people need, and minimal consumption of irrigation water."
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Ferguson, B. K. 1987. Water conservation methods in urban landscape irrigation: An exploratory overview. Water Resour. Bull. 23(1):p. 147-152.
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1987.tb00794.x
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