Soil Water Balance in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone Summary Proceedings of an International Workshop on Soil Water Balance in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone uri icon


  • Soil water balance is of interest to many disciplines, e.g., soil science, agrometeorology, agronomy, agroforestry, hydrology, and plant physiology. The workshop brought together scientists from different disciplines to share their experience and to contribute to discussions towards evolving an effective synthesis of the state of water balance research in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone. Participants at the workshop discussed the issues concerning soil water balance in five technical sessions:Current Research and Future Implications; State of the Art of Soil Water Balance Research; Soils of the Sudano- Sahelian Zone; Soil Water Balance Studies in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone; and Operational Applications of Soil Water Balance Monitoring and Prediction. This volume presents summaries of the five sessions, reports of the planning groups that dealt with the main issues for future research and collaboration-new systems and sites, measurement and analysis of weather, crop, and soil data, modeling, technology transfer, and management-and 21 recommendations for action covering future studies on water balance, definition of minimum data sets, collection and dissemination of information, modeling, and training

publication date

  • 1992