Author: K.K. Framji, B.C. Garg & S.D.L. Luthra
Type: Special Publication, Format: Print
This volume contains an introductory chapter and 39 country reports. The Introductory Chapter presents an overview in English and French of the development of irrigation and drainage in international perspective. The country reports present a comprehensive and authentic account of the development of irrigation and drainage including, inter alia, a general description of physiography; climate and rainfall; population and size of holdings; land resources; water resources; brief history of irrigation and drainage; irrigation and drainage methods used; statistics relating to irrigation and drainage; important projects; field water management; problems relating to irrigation and drainage; present developments, future plans and potentials; administration of irrigation and drainage projects; economics of irrigation and drainage projects; financing of irrigation and drainage projects; new technology and its application; water laws and inter-state agreements; international water agreements and treaties; research on irrigation and drainage; and other features. The countries covered are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Chile, China (People's Republic of), Taiwan (Republic of China), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovaka, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt (ARE), El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France (Vol II), German Democratic Republic, Germany- Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, and Hungary.