The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture is a critical evaluation of the benefits, costs and impacts of water management from 1960 to 2007, the water management challenges communities face today, and the solutions people have developed around the world. It seeks to enable better investment and management decisions in water and agriculture by considering their impact up to 2050. The assessment’s scope is water management in agriculture, including fisheries and livestock, and it considers the full range of water management regimes, such as soil tillage, water harvesting and full irrigation. A number of policy recommendations are made, including ensuring agriculture is not managed in silo, promoting agriculture management which enhances ecosystem services, upgrading rain fed systems and reforming state water institutions.
All Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture publications are peer reviewed.