Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

by William J. Carmack, Soil Conservation Service, Washington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Foreign assignments have proven to be the most interesting and rewarding part of a career for many western professionals. For success, however, care must be taken to assure that the individual is suited to the new culture and technically qualified for the job. An effective, gratifying experience is more likely if the entire family is involved in planning and decisions. Once in the country, problems and frustrations will occur but the inconveniences are small compared to the rewards of working in a new environment, experiencing a different culture and developing a new set of lasting friends.

Subject Headings: Project management | Water conservation | Professional development | Developing countries | Irrigation

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