IWMI Research Report – 29

Generic Typology for Irrigation Systems Operation.


Renault, D.; Godaliyadda, G. G. A. 1999. Generic typology for irrigation systems operation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI. v, 22p. (IWMI Research Report 29) [doi: 10.3910/2009.033]



This report presents a methodology for identifying the main characteristic features (constraints and opportunities) of gravity-fed irrigation systems, which influence management and operation of the system for the purpose of water delivery. It presents the development of a generic typology for improving irrigation system operations. A case study of 64 irrigation systems in Sri Lanka is presented illustrating the practical application of the proposed typology.


ISBN 92-9090-372-4

ISSN 1026-0862