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Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

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Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

M. Burton

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Author: M. Burton

About The Book

In many countries irrigated agriculture consumes a large proportion of the available water resources, often over 70% of the total. There is considerable pressure to release water for other uses, and as a sector irrigated agriculture will have to increase its efficiency and productivity of water use. Drawing on the author's 30 years of experience in some 28 countries, this book offers knowledge for the management of irrigation and drainage systems, including traditional technical areas of systems operation and maintenance, and expanding managerial, institutional and organizational aspects.

Chapters provide guidelines to improve management, operation and maintenance processes, which move management thinking out of traditional public-sector mindsets to a more customer-focussed, performance-oriented service delivery. As a practical guide to improve efficiency and productivity in irrigated agriculture, this book will be essential reading for irrigation managers and technicians as well as students and policymakers in water management, agriculture and sustainable development.

Additional Information

Author M. Burton
Availability In Print
Dimensions 246 x 174mm
Extent 392 pp
ISBN 9781845935160
Publication date March 2010
Book Type Hardcover


  1. Introduction
  2. Components of Irrigation and Drainage Schemes
  3. Management
  4. Operation of the Main System
  5. Operation of the On-Farm System
  6. Maintenance
  7. Training
  8. Financing
  9. Irrigation Management Transfer and Organizational Restructuring
  10. Performance Assessment

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