Has water-saving irrigation recovered groundwater in the Hebei Province plains of China? Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This study performed a quantitative evaluation of the impact of water-saving irrigation on the groundwater regime in the Hebei Province plains area. In this work, the change in groundwater regime and the contributions of precipitation and water-saving irrigation development were investigated. The results indicate that the groundwater overdraft has been mitigated to some extent, mainly due to changes in precipitation and the implementation of water-saving irrigation, with contributions of 64.3% and 35.7%, respectively, when considering only these two factors. Water-saving irrigation is accepted as an important means for reducing groundwater depletion, but should be used in conjunction with other measures.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, H., Singh, V. P., Sun, D., Yu, Q., & Cao, W.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Hongbo||Singh, Vijay P||Sun, Dongyong||Yu, Qijun||Cao, Wei

publication date

  • June 2017