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Water-Smart Agricultural Production Technologies Under a Changing Climate

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Since agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater resources, the sector is very vulnerable to reduced water supply and declining water quality. Growing intensity and frequency of drought, and erratic weather driven by climate change across the world increases the agricultural production risks. Therefore, it becomes critical to use limited water resources in agricultural production smartly and wisely. This requires not only refinement of current water use techniques in agriculture, but also development of new water-smart strategies and technologies to improve and stabilize crop yield.

In order to explore sustainable water use for agriculture under future climate change scenarios, this Research Topic invites original, novel and high-quality contributions related to water-smart agricultural production technologies across scales from molecular to whole plant studies, and from farm to global levels.

We welcome submissions of original research and review papers on:

- Innovative irrigation technologies
- Agronomic and agroecological practices to improve water storage in soils and build drought-resilient systems
- Measures to use agricultural water more efficiently and smartly
- The use of low quality water for agriculture (desalinization, wastewater reuses, saline water etc.)
- Plant ecophysiological and molecular mechanisms for water and nutrients under stress conditions
- Environmental benefits (salinity prevention, GHG emission reduction, biodiversity, etc.) of introducing climate smart water innovations
- Economic incentives, regulatory mechanisms and institutional arrangements affecting on the adoption rate of the climate-smart irrigation technologies
- System-wide decision making tools (optimization, CGE, etc.) for assessing irrigation technology investments, upscaling benefits, and related welfare changes
- Theoretical underpinnings and critical assessments of different water use efficiency and environmental impact metrics
- Other topics closely relevant to water smart agriculture production under a climate change


Keywords: Agriculture, Water-smart, Climate change, Water-smart technologies, Drought, Weather, Water resources, Water use techniques, Crop yields, Irrigation, Agronomic, Agroecological, Soils, Environment


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Since agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater resources, the sector is very vulnerable to reduced water supply and declining water quality. Growing intensity and frequency of drought, and erratic weather driven by climate change across the world increases the agricultural production risks. Therefore, it becomes critical to use limited water resources in agricultural production smartly and wisely. This requires not only refinement of current water use techniques in agriculture, but also development of new water-smart strategies and technologies to improve and stabilize crop yield.

In order to explore sustainable water use for agriculture under future climate change scenarios, this Research Topic invites original, novel and high-quality contributions related to water-smart agricultural production technologies across scales from molecular to whole plant studies, and from farm to global levels.

We welcome submissions of original research and review papers on:

- Innovative irrigation technologies
- Agronomic and agroecological practices to improve water storage in soils and build drought-resilient systems
- Measures to use agricultural water more efficiently and smartly
- The use of low quality water for agriculture (desalinization, wastewater reuses, saline water etc.)
- Plant ecophysiological and molecular mechanisms for water and nutrients under stress conditions
- Environmental benefits (salinity prevention, GHG emission reduction, biodiversity, etc.) of introducing climate smart water innovations
- Economic incentives, regulatory mechanisms and institutional arrangements affecting on the adoption rate of the climate-smart irrigation technologies
- System-wide decision making tools (optimization, CGE, etc.) for assessing irrigation technology investments, upscaling benefits, and related welfare changes
- Theoretical underpinnings and critical assessments of different water use efficiency and environmental impact metrics
- Other topics closely relevant to water smart agriculture production under a climate change


Keywords: Agriculture, Water-smart, Climate change, Water-smart technologies, Drought, Weather, Water resources, Water use techniques, Crop yields, Irrigation, Agronomic, Agroecological, Soils, Environment


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 July 2020 Abstract
30 November 2020 Manuscript

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30 November 2020 Manuscript

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