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ITRC Report No. R 01-008.  Charles M. Burt

Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking

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The Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) was documented by Charles Burt and Stuart Styles in the Food and Agriculture (FAO) publication Water Reports 19 - Modern Water Control and Management Practices in Irrigation. ITRC Report R 01-008 provides an update of the spreadsheets used to record field data. The spreadsheets now automatically compute various internal and external indices and summarize them. The recent IPTRID benchmarking indicators are also computed. All three of the documents below must be downloaded for a complete set.

Download Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking (PDF Document).
This explains the RAP and Benchmarking, and provides documentation for the EXCEL spreadsheets listed below.

Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) and Benchmarking BLANK.xls (EXCEL Document).
This is a blank spreadsheet containing all the worksheets necessary to collect data for RAP and Benchmarking, plus automatic computations of indicators.

Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) and Benchmarking EXAMPLE.xls (EXCEL Document).
This is the same spreadsheet as the "BLANK" above, but it contains example values.



Burt, C.M. 2001. Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 01-008. 50 pp.

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