There is increasing pressure worldwide on available water resources. These pressures arise from a number of factors, including growing populations, increased wealth and urbanization, increased industrialization, and demands from society and environmental groups for safe-guards to protect water resources and the aquatic environment. In many locations climate change is adding to these pressures.
In many countries irrigated agriculture consumes a large proportion of the available water resources, often over 70% of the total. There is considerable pressure to release water for other uses, and as a sector, irrigated agriculture will have to increase its efficiency and productivity of water use. A new era is dawning for water management in the irrigated agriculture sec-tor, where the management effort and returns to management are required, recognized and rewarded.
This book draws on the author’s experience and work over 30 years and in some 28 countries in the management, operation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage schemes. The book provides knowledge for management of irrigation and drainage sys-tems in the 21st century, covering the traditional technical areas related to system opera-tion and maintenance and expanding managerial, institutional and organizational aspects related to the changing political, social and economic environment. It lays emphasis on the management of irrigation as a business enterprise, moving management thinking out of traditional public sector mindsets to more customer-focused, performance-oriented service delivery.
جهت استعلام قيمت و سفارش چاپ اين محصول لطفا با انتشارات گنج حضور تماس حاصل فرماييد