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A New Approach for Planning M.C.W.H. Systems with Annual Rainfall-Runoff Data

Version 1 : Received: 15 January 2019 / Approved: 16 January 2019 / Online: 16 January 2019 (09:00:25 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 18 January 2019 / Approved: 20 January 2019 / Online: 20 January 2019 (10:31:40 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 7 October 2019 / Approved: 8 October 2019 / Online: 8 October 2019 (07:32:56 CEST)

How to cite: Giakoumakis, S.; Skalieris, A. A New Approach for Planning M.C.W.H. Systems with Annual Rainfall-Runoff Data. Preprints 2019, 2019010159 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0159.v3). Giakoumakis, S.; Skalieris, A. A New Approach for Planning M.C.W.H. Systems with Annual Rainfall-Runoff Data. Preprints 2019, 2019010159 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0159.v3).

Abstract

In this study a new approach for planning Micro-Catchment Water Harvesting (M.C.W.H.) systems for irrigation in semi-arid regions such as the Aegean islands, is presented. M.C.W.H. is a cheap solution for constructing irrigation infrastructure with zero energy cost in regions where water is scarce. The proposed approach introduces simple linear relationships for estimating the annual volume of water Vs collected mainly from the CA (Contributing Area), stored in the root zone (Infiltration Basin, IB), according to the annual rainfall and runoff depths, after having determined the ratio of areas of micro-catchment (MC) components i.e. λ= ΑCAΙΒ and its whole area AMC This procedure was applied in Paros island of the Cyclades complex in the middle of the Aegean sea in east Mediterranean. Besides, income-cost analysis was performed via NPV method for almond, peach and apricot trees. The new approach was proved versatile and easy to use. Besides, the investment turned out to be advantageous two years after the MCs construction.

Subject Areas

M.C.W.H.; semi-arid regions; rainfall; runoff; Vs; λ; AMC

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Received: 8 October 2019
Commenter: Spyros Giakoumakis
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