Irrigation Project Modernization

by H. Plusquellec, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States,
C. M. Burt, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Project modernization for sustainable irrigation requires a design and operation plan which will provide water deliveries with flexibility and reliability at each level within the system. The use of a modern design thought process is more important than using sophisticated computers and gate control algorithms; simplicity in hardware and operation can often be selected as the result of sophisticated and modern planning. The lack of appropriate training for designers and planners has been a major bottleneck to modernization of irrigation projects.

Subject Headings: Sustainable development | Hydraulic design | System reliability | Algorithms | Training | Irrigation systems | Computing in civil engineering

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