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The Irrigation Sector Shift from Construction to Modernization: What is Required for Success? (PowerPoint)





ITRC Report No.

P 11-011



81 pages



Charles M. Burt



21st ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage in Tehran, Iran: October 15-23, 2011






This is the PowerPoint version of Dr. Burt's lecture in Tehran, Iran.  Summary:  External pressures related to environmental protection, commodity prices, energy availability, larger populations, and climate change have combined to require an immediate and substantial improvement in agricultural irrigation performance. Worldwide progression towards modernized irrigation projects has been uneven and slower than desired, but decades of irrigation modernization development have clarified certain requirements for success, as well as illuminated indicators of project failure. Of particular importance are required shifts within the state and national irrigation bureaucracies, as well as universities.




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