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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 4: Rainwater Catchment in Agriculture

Paper 4.23

Supplemental Irrigation Through Conjunctive Use of Rainwater for Acquaculture and Horticulture

L.P. Chaudhari
N-1/8 Narayan Pujari nagar
A. G Khan road
Worli, Bombay,400018


Aquaculture has emerged as one of the more promising industries in the world with considerable growth potential and expected to contribute around the global fishery harvest by the year 2000AD .The aquaculture industry has multidimentions in perspective growth. Aquaculture is a tool for utilizing the water more economically and optimally for increasing the productivity of both, land and water. The world scenario indicates the total fish production of 100, million tones by the year 2000. Even if India ventures to contribute 5% of the world fish production by that period, the aqua food would remain the scare commodity for the 500 Million population which is ever increasing.

The countries in the Asia -Pacific regions have vast and varied aquaculture resources such as dams, reservoirs, ponds, Lake Tanks, rice fields and lagoons. These are main sources of the water supply for urban development in the urban region. Oftnly the water from these sources is used accordingly to the national priority for domestic , industrial and the agricultural purpose . Hence it is necessary to develop the water use plan by optimizing the available sources. Waste water reuse from aquaculture industry along with the use of rainwater for urban agriculture become essential to avoid the high cost transfers from irrigation schemes. This poster will deals with barriers to replicate successes in terms of clean technology and wastewater treatment in aquaculture industries in industrialized and developing countries .

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