Irrigate (before/after planting)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
This action involves active, direct, continuous or repeated application of water to areas planted with marsh or swamp vegetation. Irrigation could be done with systems such as sprinklers, channels or pipes. It can be used to manage moisture and salinity levels, creating suitable conditions for planted vegetation. Irrigation can be expensive so may be best used as a short-term intervention to kick-start restoration. It might also divert water resources away from marshes, swamps or other wetlands elsewhere.
Related actions: Actively manage water level, other than to complement planting; one-off interventions to Raise water level before/after planting; Actively manage water level after planting.