Rehabilitation and Modernization of Irrigation Projects is Often a Cover-up for Poor Quality Construction and Maintenance

by William A. Price, World Bank, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage


Decreasing land and water resources available for irrigation projects is placing greater empasis on rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation projects. Inferior quality of the initial construction followed by poor maintenance is frequently the primary cause for the system deterioration, yet methods of economic evaluation seem to fail to recognize the importance of a well constructed and maintained irrigation project and the resulting prominent secondary benefits that they generate.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Irrigation | Construction management | Maintenance | Water resources | Systems engineering | Water quality | Irrigation systems

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