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Irrigation systems : design, planning and construction

Author: Adrian Laycock
Publisher: Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of all the endeavours of mankind in transforming the natural environment, irrigation schemes have had the most widespread and far-reaching impact. Modern thinking on irrigation engineering has benefited from a cross-fertilisation of ideas from many other fields including social sciences, control theory, political economy and agriculture. However, these influences have been widely ignored by many irrigation
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Laycock
ISBN: 9781845932633 1845932633
OCLC Number: 80460228
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Evolution and a prelude to change --
Elements of irrigation --
Water management --
Canal operation & automation --
Irrigation water demands --
Canal architecture --
Canal control structures --
Low-pressure pipelines --
Canal lining --
Canal hydraulic design --
Troubleshooting : feedback from the field --
Costs and economics.
Responsibility: Adrian Laycock.
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Drawing on almost 40 years of experience of irrigation in the developing world, Laycock introduces new ideas on the design of irrigation systems and combines important issues from the disciplines of  Read more...

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