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Salinity wiki is the place to collect and describe the soil and water conditions around the world.


Worldwide, regional and country based salinity assessments

The worldwide, regional and country based salinity assessments intend to give an overview of the impact of salinity on agricultural production. The assessment includes a review of water resources, water quality issues, soil salinity using changes over time, and the impact on agriculture. Socio-economic aspects are described wherever possible.

Managing salinity

Basin level

Salinity management framework
Combating salinity
Adapting to salinity
Ecosystem services approach
Improved regional water management

Regional and irrigation system level

Regional evaporation ponds
Groundwater interception pumping systems

Systems approach

Integrated farming systems approach

Farm level

Integrated Farm Drainage Management (IFDM)
Serial biological concentration (SBC)

Field level

Improved irrigation water management
Salt leaching from the root zone
Crop selection
Crop residue management
Sub-surface mulching
Soil amendments
Surface drainage systems
Subsurface drainage systems
Shallow groundwater management
Using saline water for irrigation

Determining salinity

Measuring salinity in water
Measuring salinity in soil
Saturated paste extract
Dilution of 1:1
Dilution of 1:5
Salinity at soil water content
Measuring spatial salinity distribution
Wenner Array
Remote Sensing

Impact of salinity

Impact of salinity on crops

Salinity terminology

Although this wiki is not aiming to be a dictionary on salinity related terminology, we do need to define terminology since there can be large misunderstandings.

Wikipedia links

Since we should not re-invent the wheel, a set of links for encyclopedic information that does not need to be repeated here.

"Reinventing the wheel" may be an ironic cliche - it is not clear when the wheel itself was actually invented. The modern "invention" of the wheel might actually be a "re-invention" of an age-old invention. Additionally, many different wheels featuring enhancements on existing wheels (such as the many types of available tires) are regularly developed and marketed. The metaphor emphasizes understanding existing solutions, but not necessarily settling for them. (Source)
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