Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 307–324, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-307-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 307–324, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-307-2020

Research article 21 Jan 2020

Research article | 21 Jan 2020

Assessment of potential implications of agricultural irrigation policy on surface water scarcity in Brazil

Sebastian Multsch et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 Aug 2019) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Markus Pahlow on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Sep 2019) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Nov 2019) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Markus Pahlow on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2019) by Nunzio Romano
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Short summary
Expanding irrigation in agriculture is one of Brazil's strategies to increase production. In this study the amount of water required to grow the main crops has been calculated and compared to the water that is available in rivers at least 95 % of the time. Future decisions regarding expanding irrigated cropping areas must, while intensifying production practices, consider the likely regional effects on water scarcity levels, in order to reach sustainable agricultural production.