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Wageningen Universiteit (2007)

A tradition in transition : water management reforms and indegenous spate irrigation systems in Eritrea

Mehari Haile,

Titre : A tradition in transition : water management reforms and indegenous spate irrigation systems in Eritrea

Auteur : Mehari Haile, A

Université de soutenance : Wageningen Universiteit

Grade : PhD thesis 2007

Description
This book, based on a research conducted in the Wadi Laba, Eritrea, gives a comprehensive insight of the oldest, but the least understood indigenous water management systems for spate irrigation that relied on earthen/brushwood structures and customary water rights. The research further analyses the technical, institutional and environmental factors that led to the below expectation performance of the concrete headwork and contemporary water laws centred water management reforms as far as increasing the annually irrigated area, doubling the production and improving the standard of living are concerned. This research presents a Soil Water Accounting Model (SWAM), which is also supplied on a CD. This new model can be easily used by (spate)irrigation and water management experts to maximize the yield per unit quantity of water and irrigated land. A new sodicity analyses approach is also proposed.

Mots clés : water management / irrigation systems / water quality / eritrea / water rights

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