eWater Management
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Irrigated lowland rice is normally grown under flooded conditions. Rice is the single biggest user of irrigation water in agriculture. To produce one kilogram of rice, it requires on the average of about 3000-5000 liters of water. Therefore, there is a need to develop and disseminate water management practices that can help farmers cope with water scarcity in irrigated environments.

  • eWater Management is a good training material that provides overview of technical response options to water scarcity and practical techniques on how to save irrigation water and increase water use efficiency and productivity;
  • It focuses on what individual farmers can do at the field level and combines scientific information with practical suggestions for implementation;
  • The target audience is people involve in agricultural extension or training with an education in agriculture or water management, who wish to introduce sound field water management practices to rice farmers.


Click on each element of competency in the table below to display the performance criteria which describe what you, as a learner, should be able to do at the completion of this program:

Element of competency Performance criteria
Describe rice environment and water use
Explain plant-soil-water system
Describe sound field water management
Appreciate benefits of using AWD to conserve water

In order for learners to gain competency in water management, this eWater learning module has been structured into four modules as follows:




So to make this learning experience rewarding for you, this CD-ROM contains all the information you need. You can also seek the help and support of your peers, field tutor and friends on your eWater journey.

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