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The paper discusses how to optimise water user's participation in irrigation systems management. Some countries have been successful in establishing Water Users Associations (WUAs), but may have encountered difficulties due to the long period that farmers traditional associations have been inactive. Furthermore the knowledge needed is not likely to be found within the farmers. The paper suggests the use of Private Service Companies to provide management and O&M services to irrigation systems. These companies would help disseminate technical irrigation methods and provide back-up for WUAs.
|Journal:||Transactions of the 19th International Congress on Irrigationand Drainage, Beijing, China, 2005. Vol 1A: Improving water and landmanagement for increasing efficiency in irrigated agriculture|
diffusion of information, irrigation systems, localplanning, private companies, technology transfer, water management,water use efficiency, farmersÆ associations, information dissemination,water resource management, Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management],Water Resources (PP200), Health Services (UU350), CommunityParticipation and Development (UU450) (New March 2000), RuralDevelopment (UU850) (New March 2000), Natural Resource Economics (EE115)(New March 2000), Policy and Planning (EE120), Information andDocumentation (CC300)