This volume, number 15 in the Studies in Water Policy and Management Series and joins two other volumes (8 and 10) that collectively summarize a significant part of the post-World War II experience of Western experts and donors with the development and management of irrigation in Third World countries. The evolution of understanding of Third World irrigation issues has been toward a greater appreciation of the potential for augmenting traditional production and water allocation systems with improved institutional arrangements for achieving allocative efficiency and equity. The need for local inputs for planning, system operation, and system maintenance is now widely recognized, as is the need for providing proper motivation for system administrators. The authors of this volume offer improved conceptual frameworks and analytic techniques applied to specific country and regional problems in hopes of edifying future experts and donors
Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND INSTITUTIONAL ASPECI'S OF IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT, PART I GENERAL ISSUES AND METHODOLOGIES, PART ll SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS, PART Ill EFFECTIVENESS AND EQUITY IMPLICATIONS, PART IV ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF WATER ALLOCATION ISSUES
Robert A. Young was a faculty member at University of Arizona before joining the faculty at Colorado State University in 1970. He was a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics for 21 years, and then was Professor Emeritus until his death in 2013.