Co-operation


Co-operation

Irrigation requires disciplined cooperative effort and rewards it well. Ditches rely on cooperation:

  • to make the most out of scarce resources
  • to ensure "fairness" and honesty
  • to provide a strong base to cope with future challenges.

Right: Cooperation is the big idea that makes the whole system run. Its importance cannot be over-emphasized. Left Hand Ditch meeting, Altona Grange, 2009. Annual ditch meetings are a fine example of co-operative, grass-roots democracy at work.

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