IWMI’s mission is to contribute to food security and poverty eradication by fosteringsustainable increases in the productivity of water through better management of irrigation and other water uses in river basins. In serving this mission, IWMIconcentrates on the
of policies, technologies and management systems toachieve workable solutions to real problems—practical, relevant results in the field of irrigation and water resources.The publications in this series cover a wide range of subjects—from computermodeling to experience with water user associations—and vary in content from directlyapplicable research to more basic studies, on which applied work ultimately depends.Some research reports are narrowly focused, analytical, and detailed empirical studies;others are wide-ranging and synthetic overviews of generic problems.Although most of the reports are published by IWMI staff and their collaborators,we welcome contributions from others. Each report is reviewed internally by IWMI’sown staff and Fellows, and by external reviewers. The reports are published anddistributed both in hard copy and electronically (http://www.cgiar.org/iimi) and wherepossible all data and analyses will be available as separate downloadable files.Reports may be copied freely and cited with due acknowledgment.