Course Description

The chief objective of the workshop is to provide techniques, calculation procedures and software packages which are helpful for the proper design, operation and management of irrigation schemes, and this for conditions of unlimited and limited water supply. A proper operation can, given the constraints of the physical infrastructure, results in a saving of considerable volumes of irrigation water and an overall improvement of the performance and water productivity of the system (more crops per drop). The students will also be exposed to the design and operation of water distribution networks, the structures to control and manage the water distribution, and the monitoring of the water distribution.


The course is intended to provide the student with:

  • An understanding of the processes involved in designing irrigation systems
  • In-depth understanding of the global significance of irrigation for food security
  • Skills and tools for designing the component of irrigation systems
  • The processes and tools for proper management of irrigation systems
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CIV8118 Irrigation design and management DOC PDF PS