ERIC Number: ED378400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Irrigation Training Manual. Planning, Design, Operation, and Management of Small-Scale Irrigation Systems [and] Irrigation Reference Manual. A Technical Reference to Be Used with the Peace Corps Irrigation Training Manual T0076 in the Selection, Planning, Design, Operation, and Management of Small-Scale Irrigation Systems.
Salazar, LeRoy; And Others
This resource for trainers involved in irrigated agriculture training for Peace Corps volunteers consists of two parts: irrigation training manual and irrigation reference manual. The complete course should fully prepare volunteers serving as irrigation, specialists to plan, implement, evaluate and manage small-scale irrigation projects in arid, semi-arid, or sub-humid tropical and sub-tropical climates. The training manual consists of 40 session plans that provide a comprehensive background in irrigation principles and practices. Each session plan includes the goals and objectives, an overview of the purpose, a description of activities, a list of tools and materials required, and location of additional technical information in the irrigation reference manual. The session plans are grouped into nine topic areas: introduction to irrigation principles and practices; community organization and mobilization; inventorying the physical and biological resource base; developing water sources; assessing irrigation water requirements; farm water delivery systems; farm water management; waterlogging and salinity; and project planning and development. Introductory materials to the training manual include information on the following: experiential learning approach; the trainer's role; timing, location, and trainee preparedness; and implementation. The irrigation reference manual provides detailed technical information to support the topics covered in the training sessions. Some materials are suitable for reproduction. The reference manual appendixes contain the following: math skills and tool use; review of community organization and development; summary of International Irrigation Center training modules; case studies; 59-item annotated bibliography; and glossary. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.