“Water Harvesting” approached at EUL
Water harvesting is the most important method of reducing the negative impact of unsafe precipitation
European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies organized a seminar themed “Water Harvesting”. Academician of Applied Sciences University of Isparta, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department Prof. Dr. Yusuf Uçar attended the seminar as a speaker.
Before the seminar, Dean of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Faculty Prof. Dr. Mehmet Atilla Aşkın pointed out the series of seminars which started with “Water Harvesting” will continue in the following months with themes such as “Seed Swap” and “Greenhouse Cultivation” and he also emphasized the importance of Water Harvesting.
Uçak: Water harvest helps prevent erosion
Uçar described water harvesting method, which aims to develop a strategy that will provide maximum benefit from rain water, as the collection and collection of rain water and surface water flow, supplying the water required for plant and animal production and providing the necessary water for domestic consumption. Uçar listed the advantages of water harvesting as; it helps prevent erosion, improves drinking water quality, helps prevent water pollution, and helps feed vegetation and animals.
Uçar: Agricultural rainwater harvest is a very old technique
Pointing out that agricultural rainwater harvest is a very old technique Uçar said that since it is used widely in many arid parts of the world, different techniques have been developed throughout the time. He also said that “In rainwater harvesting methods, classification can be made according to the type of use or storage. However, classification based on the size of the water accumulation site is the most widely used”. Uçar listed the agricultural usage techniques of water harvesting as; contoured ridges, semi-circular and trapezoidal pads, different applications of semi-circular and trapezoidal pads, small pits / pit systems, small-flow basins / negarim, surface flow lanes / row-between systems, row-between systems, floor system, terraces, macro basin water harvest, flood harvesting and exemplified these techniques.
Uçar: Water harvesting is a process that takes a long time to understand, adapt and apply.
Uçar said that water harvesting is a soil-water conservation technique that must be applied in arid and semi-arid fields and added that water harvesting is the most important method of reducing the negative impact of unsafe precipitation. He also said that “The appropriate plant pattern and land use planning should be developed in the fields where this technique will be applied” and added that this process takes a long time to understand, adapt and apply. Uçar finally underlined that the success of this technique depends on the technical infrastructure, planning and project planning as well as the ambition of the users.