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SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION EXPERIENCE


UHL & Associates, Inc. addresses a number of issues for small scale irrigation ranging from water resource availability and quality for irrigation applications to source construction alternatives. Principal areas of expertise include:

  • Groundwater and surface water availability analysis.
  • Normal and drought conditions and climate change impact assessments.
  • Evaluation of the potential for water logging and soil salinity.
  • Water quality conditions and constraints for irrigation applications.
  • Source construction alternatives for groundwater systems.

TECHNICAL AREAS

bulletPLANNING

  • Groundwater and surface water development feasibility.
  • Evaluation of potential for water logging and soil salinity.
  • Source construction alternatives (open/dug wells; drilled wells; surface intakes).
  • Pumping systems:
    - Conventional.
    - Solar.
    - Treadle.
    - Low lift.

bulletWATER QUALITY ISSUES

  • Field and laboratory testing of surface water and groundwater quality.
  • Evaluation of salinity and sodium hazard potential.

bulletAPPLICATIONS

  • Meeting crop water requirements.
  • Drip, sprinkler, and surface systems.

bulletSUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS

  • Surface water and groundwater systems.
  • Local and regional groundwater systems analysis.
  • Normal and drought conditions analysis.
  • Water quality reliability.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

bulletCENTRAL INDIA

  • Source development for small farmers (Betul, Madhya Pradesh).
  • Hand-dug open well improvements (Betul, Madhya Pradesh).

bulletAFGHANISTAN

  • Mazar Foods Project - Test wells and groundwater resource evaluation (Chemonics).
  • Farah Province Irrigation - Irrigation wells installation and commissioning (ARD/Tetratech).

bulletNIGERIA/WEST AFRICA

  • Taraba - Water evaluation (WorldWater & Solar Technologies, Inc.).
  • Cameroon - Spring water systems installation (Engineers Without Borders, Univ. of Pennsylvania).
Afghanistan irrigation well Afghanistan Farah River

Small Scale Plot in Farah Province, Afghanistan

Wheat Fields Under Irrigation in Balkh Province, Afghanistan

 
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