How much water is used for irrigation?

Feeding a growing global population is a major concern, but efforts to grow more food will place an added burden on precious supplies of freshwater. New research shows how measurements of soil moisture from space could be used to understand how much water is used for agriculture and potentially help farmers manage consumption.

Read more on the ESA website or in the folllowing two papers:

 Sept. 14, 2018

 Microwave Remote Sensing