EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Trends in irrigation development and their implications for hydrologists and water resources engineers


Hydrological Sciences Journal 33(1): 43-60
Trends in irrigation development and their implications for hydrologists and water resources engineers
Previous rates of expansion of irrigated areas are not being maintained except possibly in Africa. Reasons for this reduction in the rate of new irrigation development include greater availability of agricultural produce, static or even reduced prices, very high costs of development and maintenance plus severe financial constraints. Concurrently, an increasing number of countries are approaching full development of their surface water resources. This combination of factors dictates new management objectives including: improved system performance, reducing operating costs, increasing production through higher levels of inputs, more emphasis on research and training plus transfer of some operational responsibilities to farmers. Health aspects are likely to assume greater importance as are upstream considerations including watershed hydrology and protection. Key elements to irrigation in Africa have been well identified by the 1986 FAO Consultation on Irrigation in Africa in Lome.


Accession: 006839400

DOI: 10.1080/02626668809491222



Related references

Trends in irrigation development, and their implications for hydrologists and water resources engineers. Journal of Hydraulic Research 25(3): 393-406, 1987

Water resources research: potential contributions by agricultural engineers and hydrologists. Water Resources Research Problems and potentials for agriculture and rural communities: 171-185, 1983

Water resources research: potential contributions by agricultural engineers and hydrologists North Central States (USA). Water resources research: problems and potentials for agriculture and rural communities TL Napier et al editors: 185, 1983

Implementation of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, the administrations proposed water resources development legislation, and proposed water resources projects which have received a favorable report of the Chief of Engineers. 1989

Unesco sourcebook in climatology for hydrologists and water resource engineers. 1990

Water resources development by the Corps of Engineers in New Jersey. 1955

Water resources development by the Corps of Engineers in New York. 1955

Water resources development by the Corps of Engineers in Pennsylvania. 1955

Water resources development by the Corps of Engineers in Virginia. 1955

Water resources development by the Corps of Engineers in Maryland. 1955