ERIC Number: ED307481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Small Scale Irrigation Systems: A Training Manual. Planning--Construction--Operation and Maintenance of Small Scale Irrigation Systems. A Two-Week In-Service Training Program for Peace Corps Volunteers. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-13.
Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, KS.
This manual provides materials for a two-week inservice training program for Peace Corps volunteers on the planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of small-scale irrigation systems. The workshop is designed to be given by two experienced professionals: one with practical knowledge of irrigation system design, operation, and maintenance; the other with adult education experience. Part A is a brief outline of the objectives and methodology for each of the 33 subject-matter sessions. In each session, reference is made to the teaching unit that provides the basis of the content. Much of the material is very specific and lends itself to hands-on field experience. Part B of the manual contains the teaching units that serve as subject-matter content and organization. Components of each unit are general and behavioral objectives, a list of materials, and procedures. The 12 units are soil classification; irrigation safety and health practices; topographic surveying and land mapping; water source measurement and development; social factors that affect change and community cooperation; climate and its effect on water sources and seasonal water requirements of crops; resource identification; irrigation system planning and design; agronomic practices for irrigation; economic evaluation and feasibility; irrigation laws and regulations; and identifying and correcting drainage problems. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Authoring Institution: Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, KS.