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Crops, People and Irrigation

Edited By Geert Diemer,Frans Huibers
ISBN: 9781853393044
In the case studies irrigation engineers describe water distribution practices as they actually occur in various schemes. Six of the schemes are farmer-managed, and two are managed jointly by farmers and technical officers.
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  • Synopsis
    In the case studies presented here, irrigation engineers describe water distribution practices as they actually occur in various schemes. Six of the schemes (in Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal and Bolivia) are farmer-managed, and two (in South India and Bali) are managed jointly by farmers and technical officers. The authors relate water flows to social processes and contrast conventional engineering wisdom with the practices they have observed.
  • Table of Contents
    PREFACE
    1. Introduction 1
    Geert Diemer and Frans P. Huibers
    2. Signposts of struggle: pipe outlets as the material interface
    between water users and the state in a large-scale irrigation
    system in South India 11
    Peter P. Mollinga and Alex Bolding
    3. Intervention in irrigation water division in Bali, Indonesia:
    a case of farmers' circumvention of modern technology 34
    Lucas Horst
    4. The materialization of water rights: hydraulic property in
    the extension and rehabilitation of two irrigation systems in
    Bolivia 53
    Gerben Gerbrandy and Paul Hoogendam
    5. Religion and local water rights versus land owners and
    state: irrigation in Izucar de Matamoros (west bank),
    Mexico 73
    Marc Nederlof and Eric van Wayjen
    6. Rehabilitation of a farmer-managed system in Izucar de
    Matamoros (east bank): two interpretations of technical
    concepts 90
    Timen Eilander
    7. From allocation to distribution: operational rules in a
    communal irrigation system in Northern Portugal 101
    Paul Hoogendam, Adri van den Dries, Jose Portela, Moniek
    Stam and Julia Carvalho
    8. Effects of a technical intervention programme on water
    distribution and water use 116
    Adri van den Dries, Paul Hoogendam and Jose Portela
    9. Designing for fanner management in the Senegal river
    valley 128
    Ibrahima Dia, Geert Diemer, Wim F. van Driel and
    Frans P. Huibers
    REFERENCES 150
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    Editor Geert Diemer,Frans Huibers
    Number of Pages 168
    Format Paperback / softback
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