Localized irrigation

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Irrigation application technologies that apply the water directly to the crop, either through drip irrigation or bubbler irrigation (WHO 2006).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Generally uses less water and results in less crop contamination and reduced human contact with the wastewater (WHO 2006).


WHO (2006) Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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