Irrigation Management

Principles and Practices

May 2010
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    18th May 2010
  • ISBN 9781845935160
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images illus

Growing pressure on the world's available water resources has led to the need for increased efficiency and productivity of water-use and in the management, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems. Drawing on the author’s 30 years of experience in almost 30 countries, this book provides knowledge for the management of these systems, including traditional technical areas of system operation and maintenance. It also explores expanding managerial, institutional and organizational aspects related to the changing political, social and economic environment.

"The book is strongly recommended as it provides a comprehensive and scholarly coverage of both the theory and practice of irrigation management. It will no doubt become a valuable teaching aid for those involved in the education and training of both future irrigation managers and motivated farmers."

Henry Gunston - , Experimental Agriculture

Martin A. Burton

Martin A. Burton is an Independent Management Consultant. Dr. Martin Burton is a specialist in water resources and irrigation management and institutional development with over 35 years experience in some 28 countries. He has an international reputation in the fields of water management, performance assessment and benchmarking, asset management and institutional development. Currently Dr Burton works as an independent consultant and has carried out assignments over the past four years for the World Bank, mainly on project preparation and review missions in Azerbaijan, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and most recently, India. For the last two years he has also been involved with the Hampshire Water Partnership, initially as the Chair, and then as the executive Director for an interim period. Prior to working as an independent consultant Dr Burton worked for 6 years as an owner Director of ITAD~Water Ltd. Before this he worked for 14 years at the Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies, University of Southampton, the last two years as Director. Before that he worked for 9 years with consulting engineers Sir M. MacDonald and Partners (now Mott MacDonald), mostly overseas in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and Somalia. Dr Burton has written over 30 papers and is the co-author of a book on performance assessment and two publications for the World Bank on benchmarking and monitoring and evaluation. Dr Burton is on the Editorial Board of Irrigation and Drainage Systems.