Water conserving practices

Controlled deficit irrigation field trials on economically relevant model crops will be carried out in order to calibrate water productivity curves in the eco-hydrological models (ch3). Field monitoring of green and blue water use and productivity will also be conducted in selected, commercial farms. Isotopic tree-ring analysis will be used to determine water productivity curves of forests before and after thinning (ch3). These assessments will result on useful information regarding the feasibility of water conserving practices, but it will also improve model calibration (ch2).