Revitalizing Irrigation Management Organisations

During 2013 and 2014 the focus of the project was on historical analysis of the irrigation departments in 2 provinces in Uzbekistan and Pakistan. The objective for 2015 is to present the findings of the past two years in a workshop, which will bring together other researchers for experience sharing, wider lessons learnt and to develop uptake strategies, to integrate a specific gender component into the historical analysis of the irrigation departments as well as exploring on the one hand up-scaling dynamics of one alternative to state run irrigation systems as well as starting to explore an additional alternative, which comes in the form of private investment, which is so far under researched regarding its potential on revitalizing irrigation systems. The research is particularly important from an ecosystem service perspective – looking at different dimensions of regulating and provisional services of different ownership and management forms (public, participatory/community and private).