Research and development organizations and users: do they have to be two separate sectors?

M. Menenti

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    This paper reviews recent experiences in organizing and executing complex research projects dealing with environmental issues. Four projects are reviewed, dealing with the assessment of hydrological conditions, agricultural production and irrigation water management, development of computational decision-support tools and use of remote sensing in irrigation water management. The role of users in shaping research and develoment (RD) is discussed in some detail; two examples of participation of industry in RD projects are presented. A new approach is presented to measure farmers' perceptions and preferences of the distribution of irrigation water and to improve this service in a way to meet farmers' requirements better.
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    Title of host publicationChina - Europe international conference on environmental technology; environmental technology: from innovation to application & commercialization. Beijing (China), s.n., 1995
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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