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Modern Water Control in Irrigation

Concepts, Issues, and Applications

Hervé Plusquellec, Charles Burt, and Hans W. Wolter



The World Bank

Washington, D.C.

Copyright © 1994

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Cover photos: The top photograph was taken by Herve Plusquellec in the Guilan Project in Iran. The bottom photograph was taken by Hans Wolter in the Imperial Valley Irrigation District in California.

ISSN: 0253-7494

Hervé Plusquellec is the irrigation advisor to the Natural Resources Division of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the World Bank. Charles Burt is director of the Irrigation and Training Research Center at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Hans W. Wolter is theme manager for the International Program for Technology Research in Irrigation and Drainage in the Natural Resources Division at the World Bank.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Plusquellec, Hervé L,1935-

Modern water control in irrigation: concepts, issues, and applications / Hervé Plusquellec, Charles Burt, and Hans W. Wolter.

p. cm. - (World Bank technical paper, ISSN 0253-7494; 246. Irrigation and drainage series)

Includes bibliographical references (p.).

ISBN 0-8213-28190

1. Irrigation engineering-Technological innovations.

I. Burt, Charles, 1943-.

II. Wolter, HansW., 1939-.

III. Title.

IV. Series: World Bank technical paper; no. 246.

V. Series: World Bank technical paper. Irrigation and drainage series.

TC809.P58 1994