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The concept of participatory irrigation management

, : The concept of participatory irrigation management. Medit 8(2): 45-48

The inefficiency of the public administration and the market failure in managing water resources necessitate new organizational and managing systems to deal with irrigation policy. User involvement in managing water resources is the most suitable solution to this kind of problem. Spain, USA, Australia and the developing countries have all adopted this practice.

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