Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 302107
Title A user-oriented and quantifiable approach to irrigation design.
Author(s) Baars, E.; Bastiaansen, A.P.M.; Menenti, M.
Source Water Resources Management 9 (1995)2. - ISSN 0920-4741 - p. 95 - 113.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1995
Keyword(s) irrigation systems - management - irrigatiesystemen - bedrijfsvoering
Categories Land Development (General)
Abstract A new user-oriented approach is presented to apply marketing research techniques to quantify perceptions, preferences and utility values of farmers. This approach was applied to design an improved water distribution method for an irrigation scheme in Mendoza, Argentina. The approach comprises two subprocesses. The first consists of a diagnostic analysis and the identification of an alternative water distribution system as concept solution to the regional irrigation problems. In contrast to the rigid current sytem, the alternative system allows farmers, within certain limits, to design their own monthly allocation of water. The second, user-oriented subprocess consists of three stages: a perception, a preference and a utility analysis.
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.