Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems


The Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems will be a state-of-the-art review of issues related to the improvement of irrigation delivery system operations, including such issues as automation and rehabilitation. The Workshop will be held on October 18-21, 1999, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Workshop is a follow-up to the successful Ric 97: International Workshop on Regulation of Irrigation Canals, held in Marrakech, Morocco, April 1997.

Workshop Format

The Workshop, to be held on October 18-21, will begin with an examination of modernization case studies. Demonstrations related to the case studies, and equipment exhibits, will be featured. Then, the Workshop will address the technical aspects of modernizing irrigation water delivery systems.

The practical aspects of modernization will be the focus of an ASCE Seminar and the first two days of the Workshop, while the technical details will be featured in professional paper presentations during the last two days of the Workshop. Technical tours on Tuesday and Wednesday will provide participants opportunities to visit Phoenix-area water projects. The irrigation equipment exhibition is expected to attract more than 30 organizations and firms.

The Workshop will be of interest to all engineers involved in the design or operation of irrigation systems, including engineers associated with consulting firms; irrigation districts; local, state and federal government agencies; and academia.

ASCE Seminar

A Seminar on Concepts for Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems, run by the Continuing Education Department of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will be held on Sunday, October 17.

Summary of Activities

Call for Papers

Irrigation and drainage professionals involved in irrigation water delivery issues are invited to submit abstracts of proposed papers for the Workshop, addressing the Workshop Topics listed below.

Please note -- all accepted authors will be expected to present an oral summary of their paper, either during one of the Technical Sessions or the Poster Session, and to prepare a camera-ready version of the paper for the Proceedings, which will be distributed during the Workshop. Authors and co-authors will be offered a reduced registration fee.

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the Workshop is October 15, 1998. Abstracts may be submitted by e-mail to Be sure to include the paper title; author and co-author names and mailing and e-mail addresses; and a 200 to 400 word abstract.

Workshop Topics

Proposed papers should address one or more of the following Topics:

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The Updated Final Program

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