Article ID: CBB001180594

Irrigation Design in the Netherlands East Indies (2007)

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Irrigation was a cornerstone of Dutch colonial policy in the Netherlands East Indies. Within this context, Dutch irrigation engineers developed their design approaches. This paper discusses how the design process of the Tjipoenegara irrigation system was realised within a process of negotiation. Representatives of different social groups negotiated and disputed over the required steps to take and decisions to make. The group of civil engineers was the most important group to structure and control the social construction process. It is shown how the decisions of the design engineers were continuously checked by the Department of Public Works and its representatives.

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Description Irrigation was a cornerstone of Dutch colonial policy in the Netherlands East Indies. Within this context, Dutch irrigation engineers developed their design approaches. This paper discusses how the design process of the Tjipoenegara irrigation system was realised within a process of negotiation. Representatives of different social groups negotiated and disputed over the required steps to take and decisions to make. The group of civil engineers was the most important group to structure and control the social construction process. It is shown how the decisions of the design engineers were continuously checked by the Department of Public Works and its representatives. (Abstract from: http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.phaction=record&rec_id=15182&prevQuery)


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Authors & Contributors
Ertsen, M. W.
Ertsen, Maurits W.
Marten Dondorp
Broere, Sebastiaan
Pepijn Brandon
Adam, Luthfi
Journals
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
Landscape Research
Irrigation and Drainage
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
International Journal of Technology, Policy, and Management
History of Science
Publishers
University of Adelaide Press
Northwestern University
VSSD
United Nations University
Uitgeverij Vantilt
Aprilis
Concepts
Colonialism
Irrigation
Netherlands, colonies
Hydraulic engineering
Public Works
Design
People
Winkler, Cornelis
Engelhard, C. F.
Potter, Ada
Treub, Melchior
Hoek, Paulus Peronius Cato
Harting, Pieter
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
Prehistory
Places
Netherlands
East Indies
Java (Indonesia)
Indonesia
Africa
England
Institutions
Dutch East India Company
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