Overview of Financial and Economic Considerations

by W. Martin Roche, US Bureau of Reclamation, Durango, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning, Operation, Rehabilitation and Automation of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems


The financial and economic analyses of plans to rehabilitate and automate irrigation water delivery systems are complex technical exercises that require the expertise of professional economists and financial analysts as well as engineers, agronomists, land classifiers, soil scientists, and other irrigation specialists. The financing of such plans often requires programs and resources beyond the capability of the local farmers and irrigation districts. Financial and economic considerations are therefore key to the successful implementation of plans to rehabilitate and automate irrigation water delivery systems. This paper presents an introductory statement to the session on the title subject.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Financial management | Economic factors | Irrigation water | Water supply systems | Agriculture | Irrigation systems | Automation

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