|Land reclamation via vertical drainage wells
|Category of tools
|Field of application
• Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change
|Ministry of Reclamation and Water Management of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Province: South Kazakhstan Region
District: Maktaaral District
• Upstream (Ferghana) and midstream (Syr Darya) of the Syr Darya River
|Practice usage period
Start date: 01.01.1965
End date: 31.12.1975
|Problem solved through this practice
Deterioration of reclamation situation: rising of ground water, land salination
|Tools used in the practice
Technique and technology of land reclamation via a system of vertical drainage wells (VDW)
|Description of the practice and its results
A VDW system set up. Prior to its installation, the area was drained via a horizontal open-type drain-age network ineffective as to reducing the mass of salinized land.
Comprehensive VDW efforts significantly enhanced drainage.
Financial and economic:
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made
In due time, the model proved useful and timely, as the country urgently needed to increase its cotton yields. The practice demonstrated high efficiency of VDW in combatting land salination.
1. Establish a special VDW System Maintenance and Operation Department;
|Source of practice
Domestic tools (outcomes of research by domestic R&D organizations)
|Ministry of Reclamation and Water Management of the USSR
Reshetkina N.M. et al. “Vertical Drainage”, Moscow: Kolos, 1978. – 319 p.
|Form submission date
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