This part of the course deals with activities related to control structures in irrigation management: design, construction, and operation and maintenance (O&M). The design, construction and O&M of irrigation systems are very much intertwined and hence will be covered together, by first introducing types of control structures in a video lecture, whereafter we will look at the linkages and what happens to them when external interventions take place. 
In this course, we view design as not only related to the physical aspects. Therefore, the end of this section will look into the design principles for enduring irrigation systems by Ostrom. This will also be a link to the next part on organisationsal activities of irrigation management.

To refresh your memory on the control structure activities, you can read Uphoff's book pages 35-36. Then proceed with the exercises.

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