Irrigation Systems in Smart Cities Coping with Water Scarcity: The Case of Valdebebas, Madrid (Spain)

Canales Ide, Freddy Ariel and Zubelzu Mínguez, Sergio and Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor (2019). Irrigation Systems in Smart Cities Coping with Water Scarcity: The Case of Valdebebas, Madrid (Spain). "Journal of Environmental Management" (n. 247); pp. 187-195. ISSN 0301-4797. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.062.

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Title: Irrigation Systems in Smart Cities Coping with Water Scarcity: The Case of Valdebebas, Madrid (Spain)
Author/s:
  • Canales Ide, Freddy Ariel
  • Zubelzu Mínguez, Sergio
  • Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Environmental Management
Date: October 2019
ISSN: 0301-4797
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Water management; Urban irrigation; Landscaping; Smart cities; Water scarcity; Subsurface drip irrigation
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This study is aimed at assessing the performance of irrigation systems in Valdebebas, an urban development located in Madrid (Spain), as an example of smart irrigation. Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is the major irrigation method, although surface drip irrigation (DI) is also applied in a small area. The irrigation scheduling is made by the park manager, using the plant water requirements based on the reference evapotranspiration retrieved from a nearby weather station, and a plant coefficient KC. In this study, plant water requirements were estimated using the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) III method, in which plant water requirements are based on the composite of plant species and not on a single species, as in the case for classical crop coefficients. Water use efficiency is assessed by the relative water supply and the relative rainfall supply indicators. The results showed that the irrigation was better managed using the estimations of the park manager compared to the WUCOLS method although the irrigation scheduling is based only on the climatic information and does not consider other variables such as the soil water content.

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Item ID: 64082
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64082/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64082
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.062
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479719308631?via%3Dihub
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Oct 2020 11:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 11:23
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