Monday, October 20, 2008
New in HOORC's Library: Charging for irrigation
Irrigation is the dominant consumer of fresh water world-wide, accounting for as much as 80 per cent of use in many water-short countries, according to the authors of Charging for irrigation services : guidelines for practitioners. The intended audience of the report, published by the International Water Association, is water managers in less developed countries and their staff who must implement irrigation service charges (ISGs). The guidelines address conditions common in less developed countries -- typically including small farms, poor farmers, low levels of charge and recovery, inadequate funding of operation and maintenance, and high demand for water. Examples from six case studies from Macedonia, Morocco, Nepal, India and Pakistan are cited throughout. You can find the report in HOORC's Library.