Efficient irrigation systems


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Spring and summer

Farming system

Apple, vineyards

Description of the measure

Installation of efficient irrigation systems (e.g. drip irrigation, tensiometres, on-site meteorologic station)

Comments on sustainability

An efficient irrigation system encourages deligent use of water ressources especially in dry times and/or regions. The dependence on water restrictions is reduced when less water is needed and new techniques should reduce the energy costs and therefore GHG emissions. With an efficient water irrigation no leaching of nutrients will happen. For some farmers the investments could be too high, so an irrigation cooperation could be the solution.