Some Needs for Irrigation Research in Czechoslovakia

by Pavel Spitz, Irrigation Research Inst, Czech Republic,
Svatopluk Korsuň, Irrigation Research Inst, Czech Republic,
Stanislav Kabeš, Irrigation Research Inst, Czech Republic,
Miroslav Lysý, Irrigation Research Inst, Czech Republic,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


In association with the changes in agrarian and social policy in Czechoslovakia under conditions of economic reform, a transformation of agricultural enterprise has been taking place. This transformation will considerably affect the operation and utilization of irrigation equipment currently in existence on about 500 000 hectares of agricultural land. To adapt irrigation systems to the new conditions, research should be aimed at solving problems related to production-economic, biological, operation-technical, and legislative aspects of irrigation. Thus, the following problems require solutions: control of irrigation-system operation; methods for designing reconstruction, updating and adaptation of existing irrigation systems; service and repair of irrigation equipment; and methods for optimizing control of quantity and quality of river water used as a source of irrigation water. The present contribution deals with a description of the existing scientific base and with the feasibility of further development of irrigation research in Czechoslovakia.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Irrigation | Irrigation systems | Economic factors | Social factors | Land use | Biological processes | Irrigation water | Czech Republic | Europe

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