Irrigation management transfer in Turkey : early experience with a national program under rapid implementation.

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Presents the case study of the Accelerated Irrigation Transfer Program in Turkey whereby transfer of government built and operated systems has taken place. The case study is of particular interest because of the speed of the process and also because the transfer of responsibility has been to local village or municipal governments or representative federations of villages or municipalities rather than to farmer associations which has been the norm in other countries.
The process adopted for transferring management responsibility is documented and reveals that there has been little participation by water users. Factors facilitating the process are identified and an initial assessment of impacts, benefits and costs is made and potential future problems and challenges suggested.

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International Irrigation Management Institute. Short report series on locally managed irrigation, no. 17
International Irrigation Management Institute, P.O. Box 2075 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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