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ITRC Paper No. P 06-001. Charles M. Burt
Modern Water Control and Management Practices in Irrigation: Methodology and Criteria for Evaluating the Impact on Performance
Modernization of irrigation projects results in an improved level of service to the ultimate users, the farmers. All modernization programs should contain: an evaluation of the present status of the project, including a description of the quality of water delivery service which is provided; realization by all project parties (from top management down to the lowest level operators) that the purpose of an irrigation project is to provide good water delivery service; an understanding by engineers of the important principles of water control structures and strategies, as they can be applied to providing better water delivery service, and; deliberate implementation of modernization in steps which can be evaluated and corrected.
Burt, C.M. 2006. Modern Water Control and Management Practices in Irrigation: Methodology and Criteria for Evaluating the Impact on Performance. Proceedings of the Expert Consultation on Modernization of Irrigation Schemes: Past Experiences and Future Options. Bangkok, Thailand. 26-29, November. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. 23 pp.
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