Water tools

Sustainable and productive water use in agriculture is key to food security and sound natural resources management. Much is already known in the domain but practical implementation lags way behind. Practical tools may help bridging this gap


  • Lead-Departement Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
  • Institut Agronomie
  • Forschungseinheit Internationale Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
  • Förderorganisation Andere
  • Laufzeit (geplant) 01.01.2014 - 24.12.2022
  • Projektverantwortung Prof. Dr. Christoph Studer
  • Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Christoph Studer
  • Projektmitarbeitende Simon Spöhel
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Studer
  • Partner International Development Enterprises
  • Schlüsselwörter Water availability, water use master plan, water productivity, irrigation requirement


Aim of the project: Develop practicable tools that allow assessing water availability for irrigation in a defined area, optimizing crop production in terms of income and water productivity, and facilitate irrigation scheduling.


A practicable methodology to assess water availability for irrigation is developed in order to avoid overuse of water resources and conflicts. A tool supporting small-scale farmers in optimizing farming operations in terms of income and water productivity is elaborated, verified and disseminated. A simple tool indicating crop irrigation requirement is tested, adapted and promoted. Scientific support is provided to specific studies focusing on the productive use of water.

Dieses Projekt leistet einen Beitrag zu den folgenden SDGs

  • 2: Kein Hunger
  • 12: Verantwortungsvoller Konsum und Produktion