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Enhanced resilience of water drainage and irrigation system for disaster risk management in Shandong, China










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    Modernizing irrigation management - the MASSCOTE approach
    Mapping System and Services for Canal Operation Techniques
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    The performance of many canal irrigation delivery systems is unsatisfactory in terms of: (i) water resources management; (ii) service to irrigated agriculture; and (iii) costeffectiveness of infrastructure management. In recent years, participatory approaches and management transfer reforms have been promoted as part of the solution for more cost-effective and sustainable irrigation services. Large agency-managed systems have been turned over partially or completely to various types of management bodies. However, the results have usually been disappointing. Common findings have been: (i) the new management bodies are not up to the task; and (ii) these bodies have inherited dilapidated systems and severe financial constraints. This FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper presents a step-by-step methodology for water engineering professionals, managers and practitioners involved in the modernization of medium-scale to large-scale canal irrigation systems from the perspe ctive of improving performance of conjunctive water supplies for multiple stakeholders. While the focus is on canal operation, the scope concerns the modernization of management. The approach consists of a series of steps for diagnosing performance and mapping the way forward in order to improve the service to users and the cost-effectiveness of canal operation techniques. This paper presents a proposed comprehensive methodology for analysing canal operation modernization, which is based on Mapping System and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (MASSCOTE). It discusses the main elements of canal operation and organization before describing the steps of the MASSCOTE approach in detail. These steps are grouped into two main parts: (i) baseline information; and (ii) a vision of water services and modernization plan for canal operation.
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    Rapid assessment study: Towards integrated planning of irrigation and drainage in Egypt, in support of the Integrated Irrigation Improvement and Management Project (IIIMP)
    Final Report 2005
    2005
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    Supporting capacity development for sustainable agricultural water management The International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID) is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the IPTRID Secretariat as a Special Programme of FAO. The Secretariat is located in the Land and Water Development division of FAO and draws on a worldwide network of leading centres of excellence in the field of irrigation, drainage and water resources management. IPTRID aims to support ca pacity development for sustainable agricultural water management to reduce poverty enhance food security and improve livelihoods, while conserving the environment. IPTRID provides advisory services and technical assistance to governments and funding institutions to stimulate increased and more effective investment, assisting in the formulation and implementation of capacity development strategies and programmes. IPTRID was created in 1990 by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Prog ramme (UNDP) in collaboration with the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). First located at the World Bank in Washington, the IPTRID Secretariat was transferred in 1998 to the FAO in Rome. IPTRID is developing partnership with an increasing number of funding institutions and governments. During the last ten years, it has been supported by more than 20 international organizations and government agencies and has cooperated with more than 60 partners in about 40 developing c ountries and countries in transition. The present programme is co-financed by FAO, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, the World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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    Capacity development in irrigation and drainage
    Issues, challenges and the way ahead
    2004
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    General consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that a lack of capacity is con-straining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right rather than being embedded in infrastructure investment projects. To address this issue, FAO Land and Water Development Division, in association with the International Commission o n Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Working Group on Capacity Building, Training and Education, organized a one-day workshop, Capacity Building in Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control, on 16 September 2003 during the Fifty-fourth International Executive Council Meeting in Montpellier. This publication presents a synthesis of the workshop as well as three keynote papers based on the available literature and experiences. The complete workshop materials are included on the CD-ROM that accompanies th is document. It is anticipated that the wealth of information supplied here will provide background for those people contemplating capacity development in irrigated agriculture in their own country.

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