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Planos de gestão de rega em projectos de arquitectura paisagista

Author(s): Silva, Joana Sequeira dos Ramos

Date: 2011

Persistent ID: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/4148

Origin: Repositório da UTL

Subject(s): irrigation management; water requirements; evapotranspiration; irrigation system; irrigation scheduling


Description

Irrigation is an essential factor for the success or failure of the landscape. The adequate design and functionality of an irrigation system is determinant to achieve the quality, economic and environmental targets of the landscape. This report starts with a historical outlook of the relevance of water in the landscape, from Antiquity to the present day, where there is a global crisis of water resources. This fact, along with the aesthetic and economic landscape concerns, is the main reason behind the great present interest on the application of Irrigation Management Plans to Landscape Architecture. In order to correctly manage a dynamical procedure such as irrigation, it is recognized that the best solution is to make use of a structured approach based on irrigation decision and efficiency programs. As a result, in this work an Irrigation Management Plan is considered as composed by four main stages, here described in detail: Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Evaluation. From this research we conclude in particular that an appropriate and continuously improved Irrigation Management Plan is the key for the successful achievement of any landscape project.

Mestrado em Arquitectura Paisagista - Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Ribeiro, Luís Paulo Faria; Sousa, Pedro Leão de
Contributor(s) Silva, Joana Sequeira dos Ramos
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