SCIENTIFIC BASES FOR IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT IN CROATIA
: KOS, ZORKO (22381) Assistants
BONACCI, OGNJEN (4434)
GEREŠ, DRAGUTIN (191026)
TOMIĆ, FRANJO (50020)
PLIŠIĆ, IVICA (180671)
ROMIĆ, DAVOR (116262)
PROSEN, VLADIMIR (121550)
MAĐAR, STJEPAN (27103)
VLAH, SENKO (900662)
Type of research: applied Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/96. Papers on project (total): 0
Institution name: Građevinski fakultet, Rijeka (114)
Summary: The project is conceived as the theoretical and
professional basis for irrigation development, primarily in Croatia, but
also elsewhere. The main goal is to collect and for our purposes adapt the
newest worldwide achiewements in the field of planning and designing of
irrigation systems as well as their specific structures and to make this
knowledge easy accessible to our planners and designers. It is foreseen
that the material will be printed in six books of manuals and each of them
will contain a complete theme, namely:
1. General; 2. Crop water requirements; 3. Irrigation methods; 4.
Systems, structures and equipment for irrigation; 5. Planning, designing
and management of irrigation systems; 6. Water quality for irrigation
(additional volumes-possibly); 7. Optimization of irrigation systems; 8.
The irrigation mechanization It is foreseen to edit one book
yearly, so that the project will take minimum six and maximum eight years.
During that period the members of the team will edit a greater number of
scientific and professional papers in the local and international journals,
as well as at scientific meetings.
Keywords: Irrigation, planning, cropping pattern, water requirement, irrigation system, pedological surveyings, water quality, modelling, simulation, mechanization, management.
Research goals: The basic goal of this research project is to
prepare suitable conditions for adequate planning, designing and
construction of irrigation systems. This is, actually, the first stage of
implementation, followed by the second one, which consists in preparing
studies and main designes, and eventually the implementation, i.e. the
construction of the system. The target of the first stage is to prepare the
theoretical and practical bases for the follwing ones. In such a way a
qualified and uniform aid to a great number of engineers-designers who will
be planning the systems will be assured. The higest savings which could be
achieved during the implementation of irrigation systems depend on an
adequate preparation of this stage. The single results of the
investigations, which will be edited in the scientific and other journals,
could be legalised afterwards in form of standards or instructions for
obligatory use as is done as a normal procedure in many other countries.