Reusing Oil and Gas Produced Water for Irrigation of Food Crops in Drylands

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Source:
Agricultural Water Management
Authors:
Alban Echchelh
Tim Hess
Ruben Sakrabani
Date:
30 July 2018

Water scarcity affects drylands, threatening their food security, while the oil and gas industry produces significant and increasing volumes of produced water that could be partly reused for agricultural irrigation in these regions. This review summarizes recent research and provides a broad overview of the potential for oil and gas produced water to irrigate food crops in drylands.