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14 November 2013
Organisation: ETH Zurich

Computational Approaches to Address Water Resource Challenges and Agricultural Development – Examples from Africa, India and Europe

Jafet Anderson used SWAT modeling, Soil and Water Assesment Tool, to show how water and nutrient interventions might impact crop yields in South Africa and the Tukela River basin. The primary technologies were, a) in situ water harvesting, b) external water harvesting, and c) human urine fertilization (Ecosan), including scenarios with d) full irrigation and e) full fertilization. The studies show that the most important limiting factor for crop yields is the lack of nutrients, and limited water availability.

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