Irrigation management transfer in Colombia: a pilot experiment and its consequences - Colombo (Sri Lanka) : IIMI, 1994 - 23 p - Printed - IIMI Short Report Series on Locally Managed Irrigation ; No. 5 .
1 map, 4 tables, 9 fig., 14 ref. Summary (En)
This report provides information on key conditions, processes and results of irrigation management transfer in one of the earlier experiments with it, in Colombia. This case provides some interesting features of management transfer not found elsewhere - the farmers took the initiative for it, farmers were already paying most of the cost of O and M prior to transfer and the water users organization was a legal entity represented by a lawyer. Issues of agency reorientation and the tension between the objectives of cost-efficiency and physical sustainability of infrastructure are important in this case