This paper presents an overview of the current state of knowledge on the relations between irrigation management in Pakistan and the incidence of waterlogging and salinity. It is emphasized that management research should focus on the whole system, including surface and ground water resources. The paper also highlights key management questions that need to be addressed such as salt and water balance and water loss from canals, water courses and field channels.
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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.
CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.