The Inflatable Weir and Its Widespread Employment for Irrigation in Japan

by Akihisa Mori, Bridgestone Corp, Yokohama, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century


Although introduced in the U. S. in the 1950's for groundwater recharging, the inflatable weir has become established only in Japan, in which case it is used almost entirely for irrigation. Their success there has been the result of advances in inflatable weir design and materials, recognition of the unique advantages of this system of water management, and the particular irrigation demands of the county.

Subject Headings: Weirs | Employment | Irrigation | Water resources | Resource management | Hydraulic design | Irrigation systems | Systems management | Japan | Asia | Indiana | United States

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