Holistic Approach to Irrigation Management in Developing Countries

by Phillip Z. Kirpich,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Sound development of irrigation and drainage projects in developing countries is a continuing need to reduce hunger, environmental degradation and excess population growth; and to promote political stability and international trade. The disappointing results of many projects has been caused mainly by a fragmentary rather than holistic approach to management.

Subject Headings: Project management | Developing countries | Irrigation | Drainage | Economic factors | Social factors | Environmental issues

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