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Transactions of The Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering
The decrease in the number of farm households makes it increasing difficult for the farm households alone to maintain canals adjacent to paddy fields. Hence, the problem is who maintains canals. In Takatsuki Town in Shiga Prefecture adjacent to Lake Biwa, ownership, utilization and maintenance of irrigation and drainage canals or water were investigated through interviews on digging or cleaning up of the canals. The main findings were as follows:(1) In rural area irrigation water flows intodoi:10.11408/jsidre1965.2002.427 fatcat:gfgplzerlncrxkjdu6yete2xky