Night storage water reservoir


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

In irrigatino it is a water reservoir constructed between a water source and irrigated fields to allow for the storage of water during the night time (WHO et al. 1996).   

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

It can be used to reduce irrigating time and water can be saved by irrigating during the daytime only, when plants absorb water more efficiently (WHO et al. 1996).


WHO, FAO, UNEP and UNCHS (1996)  Agricultural Development and Vector-borne Diseases: Training and Information Materials on Vector Biology and Control, Slide Set Series

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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