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Author: Sam H. Johnson
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: irrigation, district, sustainability, achieve, mexico, management, transfer, strategy
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9290903473
ISBN-13: 9789290903475

Describes the process of transfer of irrigation districts in Mexico from public ownership to joint management, where responsibility for irrigation O&M is shared between the public irrigation agency and water user associations. It evaluates the sustainability of transferred systems and discusses needed changes.

Author: Nicola Lamaddalena
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: irrigation, systems, pressurized, demand, analysis, performance
Number of Pages: 156
Published: 2000-08
ISBN-10: 9251044376
ISBN-13: 9789251044377

The main objective of this publication is to analyse the performance of pressurized irrigation systems operating on-demand (also under other conditions) and to provide revised criteria for the design of such irrigation networks. For this purpose, new approaches and a computer tool (COPAM) have been developed. Calculation examples have been included to demonstrate the procedures and facilitate the understanding and practical use of formulae. This publication should be of particular interest to irrigation district managers, consultants, irrigation engineers and companies, university professors,

Author: Hector M. Malano
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: drainage, sector, irrigation, performance, benchmarking, guidelines
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2001-12-31
ISBN-10: 9251046182
ISBN-13: 9789251046180

Irrigated agriculture contributes about 40 percent of the global food production, from about 260 million hectares of irrigated lands, of which about two thirds are formal irrigation schemes. Many formal irrigation schemes are performing inefficiently for a number of reasons, amongst which is the poor performance of irrigation institutions. One of the elements of reforming irrigation institutions is benchmarking irrigation and drainage projects with special reference to the performance of organisations in charge of providing irrigation services. Upon the request of the World Bank to the Consult

Author: Lionel Rolland
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: irrigation, sprinkler, mechanized
Number of Pages: 409
Published: 1982
ISBN-10: 925100997X
ISBN-13: 9789251009970

Introduction; description and operation of non-mechanized sprinkler irrigation systems; reasons for mechanizing and automating sprinkler irrigation; ways and means used to facilitate the operation of sprinkler systems;irrigation with a boom-sprinkler; towed laterals; irrigation system using towed gun-sprinklers to change the set;wheel-mounted sprinkler laterals with a pipe-driven frontal movement; whel-mounted sprinkler laterals driven with a shaft independent of the pipe; irrigation machines carrying sprinkler lines and self-moved during one set of watering; irrigation machines automatically

Author: Bhattarai, Madhusudan
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: irrigation, cross, country, analysis, global, dynamics, kuznets, curve, governance, development
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 9290905239
ISBN-13: 9789290905233

Using a global analysis across 66 countries, this study empirically validates the presence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) relationship for irrigation development. The resulting inverted U-shaped relationship between the level of irrigation and income implies that, water uses in irrigation and agriculture are considered more important in the early stage of development of a society. Once the economy grows, however, the relative importance of irrigation and water uses in agriculture declines, compared to water uses in other sectors.

Author: Harmeet Saini
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: gujarat, india, east, schemes, lift, irrigation, gender
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 929090433X
ISBN-13: 9789290904335

This study highlights the gender aspects of a community-based irrigation program supported by the NGO, Sadguru. It focuses on the intra-household organization of irrigated agriculture, the gender dimensions of scheme-level irrigation management, and Sadguru's efforts to strengthen women's participation in irrigation cooperatives.

Author: C. M. Wijayaratna
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: irrigation, national, administration, strategy, philippines, management, turnover
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 1994

Evolution of irrigation management turnover,NIA's Early Institutional Development Efforts , Management turnover process, national irrigation systems, costs and outcomes of management turnover, lessons learned.
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