This book brings together current issues in and approaches to the development, utilization, and management of water resources in developing countries. It analyzes these irrigation issues and offers future strategies to help bridge the gap between potential and reality in Third World agriculture.
Introduction Part 1: Methodologies and Concepts 1. Irrigated Agriculture: A Comparative Analysis of Development Concept 2. On the Development and Use of Improved Methodologies for Irrigation Management 3. From Diagnostic Analysis to Designing and Conducting On-Farm Research 4. Management of Gravity Flow 5. Some Tools and Concepts for Better Irrigation Water Use Part 2: Economic Aspects 6. On the Allocation, Pricing, and Valuation of Irrigation Water 7. Social and Economic Impacts of Investments in Groundwater: Lessons from Pakistan and Bangladesh 8. Economic Aspects of Irrigation with Saline Water 9. Irrigation, Drainage, and Food Supplies Ian Carruthers 10. Developing Farm-Level Information for Improved Irrigation Water Management in Developing Countries Part 3: Management and Institutional Aspects 11. Irrigation System Management 12. Improving Management of Irrigation Projects in Developing Countries: Translating Theory into Practice 13. The Management of Paddy Irrigation Systems: A Laissez-Faire 14. Improved Irrigation Management: Why Involve Farmers? 15. Legal and Institutional Aspects of Irrigation Water Management 16. State and Locality in Asian Irrigation Development: The Property Factor 17. Water Management: Problems and Potential for Communications in Technology Transfer