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Paradise lost: dams and irrigation


Silenced rivers: the ecology and politics of large dams: 164-187
Paradise lost: dams and irrigation
The environmental impacts of dams and irrigation are reviewed. The different types of irrigation are outlined and the impact of irrigation on soils is discussed with reference to salinization and waterlogging. The key to reducing salinization is good drainage. The role of canal irrigation in the 'green revolution' in Asia is examined.


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