Beyond problem identification, the database and models being developed by this on-going research provide a basis for effectively addressing these problems through a systematic and comparative assessment of alternative solutions. Interventions that are being considered for adoption within multiple subregions of the Valley fall into the following classes:

  • reduction of recharge from field irrigation
  • seepage reduction from canals
  • improved drainage options
  • conversion to more salt-tolerant crop varieties
  • phreatophyte removal along the river corridor