OPERATIONAL RESEARCH TOOLS IN IRRIGATION - A REVIEW

Zia ul Haq, Muhammad Nasir Jamal, Naseeb Gul, Jehan Zeb Khan, Ayaz ur Rehman

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Operational research optimization is an old method for allocating scarce resources with maximum benefits and efficiency. With increasing global water scarcity, earliness and tiredness in demand base water supply, economical issues, maximizing crop per drop of water, OR is getting popular in irrigation and agriculture sector as well. This paper is intended to review different optimization techniques used so far in the field of irrigation.

Key Words: Operation research, optimization, irrigation, water delivery, genetic algorithm, simulated annealing, fuzzy sets, swarm optimization.


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