Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects: Methods and Implementation presents the considerations, options and factors necessary for effective implementation of irrigation strategies, going further to provide methods for evaluating the efficiency of systems-in-place for remedial correction as needed.
As the first book to take this lifecycle approach to agricultural irrigation, it includes real-world examples not only on natural resource availability concerns, but also on financial impacts and measurements.
With 21 chapters divided into two sections, this book is a valuable resource for agricultural and hydrology engineers, conservation scientists and anyone seeking to implement and maintain irrigation systems.
Dr. Rai has more than fifteen years of working experience in the field of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. His key specialty areas are: Hydrological & Hydraulic Modelling; Sediment Modelling and Management Planning, Development of Rainfall-Runoff-Erosion Models for small and mid-sized catchments; Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management; Catchment Planning, Diversion Studies; Stormwater Drainage Design and Modelling; Irrigation and Hydropower Planning; and Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Project. An academician and professional engineer in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, Prof. Singh is a distinguished professor, and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of hydrology and water resources engineering Chief Environment Specialist with more than seventeen years of working experience in the field Environmental impact and management of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity, environmental and socio-economic impact assessment of water resource projects, water quality assessment and modelling, environmental flow, biodiversity analysis; integrated water resources management, decision support system for water quality and project management. Dr. Alka has been involved in various national and international consultancy projects of varying scope in different roles funded by Central and State Governments, European Union, World Bank, JICA, and Asian Development Bank.
1. Introduction 2. Irrigation Project Planning 3. Basic Hydraulic Computations 4. Hydrologic Computations 5. Estimation of Lake Evaporation and Potential Evapotranspiration 6. Estimating Irrigation Design Parameters 7. Design of Irrigation Canals 8. Design of Canal Outlets and Their Calibration 9. Canal Architecture 10. Irrigation Methods 11. Optimal Cropping Pattern 12. Irrigation Scheduling 13. Benchmarking of Irrigation Projects 14. Performance Evaluation of Irrigation Projects 15. Water Auditing of Irrigation Projects 16. Flow Measurement in Canals 17. Soil Analysis 18. Scheme Irrigation Efficiency 19. Environmental Aspects of Irrigation Projects 20. Financial Appraisal of Irrigation Projects 21. Way Forward to Improve Irrigation Efficiency