Qadir, M. 2020. Marginal-quality waters for irrigation in water-scarce areas. Rural 21 – The international Journal for Rural Development 54 (1): 24-25.
Achieving food security for all amid a growing population is a grand challenge for the world at large given increasing global water scarcity. As rainfall, river runoff and snowfall in water-scarce areas are becoming insufficient to meet the water demands, there is a need to consider planned use of waters of marginal quality for irrigation to support sustainable increase in crop production systems.