By Martin Burton
In lots of nations irrigated agriculture consumes a wide percentage of the to be had water assets, frequently over 70% of the entire. there's enormous strain to free up water for different makes use of, and as a zone irrigated agriculture must raise its potency and productiveness of water use. Drawing at the author's 30 years of expertise in a few 28 nations, this booklet deals wisdom for the administration of irrigation and drainage platforms, together with conventional technical parts of structures operation and upkeep, and increasing managerial, institutional and organizational elements. Chapters offer directions to enhance administration, operation and upkeep methods, which flow administration pondering out of conventional public-sector mindsets to a extra customer-focussed, performance-oriented carrier supply. As a pragmatic consultant to enhance potency and productiveness in irrigated agriculture, this publication should be crucial interpreting for irrigation managers and technicians in addition to scholars and policymakers in water administration, agriculture and sustainable improvement.
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Extraction Discharge Authorization/Licence: • Surface • Groundwater Components of Irrigation and Drainage Systems National Flood and Drought Information and Warning System Information systems 20 Enforce quality Monitor quality Operate/maintain facilities Allocate/distribute Plan (basin-level) Ensure quality Monitor quality Maintain facilities Construct facilities Withdraw/distribute water Allocate water Plan (basin-level) Protect environment Protect against flooding Construct facilities Wastewater Groundwater Ensure quality Monitor quality Maintain facilities Construct facilities Distribute water Allocate water Key players Plan (basin-level) Surface water Ministry of Environment CNA National Headquarters Irrigation Management CNA Regional Office River Basin Council CNA State Office State Water Commissions CNA Irrigation District Office WUAs Irrigation Districts WUAs Irrigation Units Aquifer Management Councils (COTAS) Municipal Water Supply Utilities Industries NGOs Irrigators ° Fig.
Depending on the country the core task of operating and maintaining the main system is the responsibility of the I&D agency District Office, the Scheme Office, or the WUA Federation or WUA Office. In many countries such as India, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Sudan the main system is managed by government agencies. In other countries such as Mexico and Turkey, the management of the main system has been handed over to water users associations or federations of water users associations (see Chapter 8 for more information on this process).
The different management functions including operation and maintenance, accounting and finance, staffing, administration, legal issues and public relations are then individually discussed in more detailed, together with a discussion on management information systems. The increasingly important role of the irrigation and drainage service fee is also discussed in some detail. 36 Management Functions Management can be described as (Jurriens, 1991): The organised use of resources, in a given environment, for the planning, operation and monitoring of certain tasks to convert inputs into outputs according to set objectives.