A Partner
of
Introduction to CPWF-Volta
Volta Basin Development Challenge
Olufunke Cofie Basin Leader, CPWF-Volta
On behal...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Content
1. VBDC
2. Background
3. Approach
4. Progress and achievements
5....
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Volta Basin Development Challenge (VBDC)
Explores institutional, socio-ec...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Context
The Volta Basin
• Area: apx. 400,000 km2
• Popn. apx 20 million; ...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Key drivers
1. Climate variability
2. Demographic pressure
3. Trans-bound...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
CPWF Research Phases
• Phase I: 2003 – 2008.
key messages:
– Small reserv...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Rain Water management Small Reservoirs
Ground Water
Management
Coordinati...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
From Phase I to Phase II
• Stakeholder Consultations: 2009
– Need to impr...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
• Project V1 – Targeting and scaling out
• Project V2 – Integrated manage...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
VBDC Approach
• R4D with following elements:
– Multiple discipline / inst...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Data Collection: use of participatory methods
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Installations, data logging, lab and computer modeling
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Progress and Achievements
• Generated information and better understandin...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Results…
• Partnerships
• Capacity building:
– farmers;
– extension;
– re...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
In Conclusion
• Significant progress
• Not all achieved:
– Too ambitious ...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Thanks
www.volta.waterandfood.org
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Introduction to CPWF-Volta: Volta Basin Development Challenge

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by O. Cofie (Basin Leader, CPWF-Volta) on behalf of the VBDC team
Presented at the Final Volta Basin Development Challenge Science Workshop, September 2013

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  • Multi-institutional multi-disciplinary team involving research, academic, policy and implementation organizationsMultiple scales of intervention required - farm household, community, watershed, country, basin
  • Introduction to CPWF-Volta: Volta Basin Development Challenge

    1. 1. A Partner of Introduction to CPWF-Volta Volta Basin Development Challenge Olufunke Cofie Basin Leader, CPWF-Volta On behalf of the VBDC Team VBDC Final Science Workshop 17-19 September, 2013 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    2. 2. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Content 1. VBDC 2. Background 3. Approach 4. Progress and achievements 5. Gaps 6. Workshop Objectives
    3. 3. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Volta Basin Development Challenge (VBDC) Explores institutional, socio-economic and technical options for improving the management of rainwater and small reservoirs so that they can be used equitably for multiple purposes
    4. 4. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Context The Volta Basin • Area: apx. 400,000 km2 • Popn. apx 20 million; 70 % rural; 2.5 % growth rate • Rainfed agriculture with supplementary irrigation • Population below $2/day: >70 % in 5 out of 6 countries • Annual rainfall: 500 - 1,600 mm: • Reservoirs: 3 Large reservoirs for hydropower; over 2000 small reservoirs for multiple uses
    5. 5. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Key drivers 1. Climate variability 2. Demographic pressure 3. Trans-boundary issues 4. Increasing demand for water: non- agric use 5. Political- Socio-economic conditions 5
    6. 6. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta CPWF Research Phases • Phase I: 2003 – 2008. key messages: – Small reservoirs can improve water access and increase water related benefits for local communities – Rainwater productivity can be increased by in-field water harvesting and soil fertility improvement – Integrated strategies are needed for effective innovations
    7. 7. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Rain Water management Small Reservoirs Ground Water Management Coordination High Importance & High Impact Improved soil water management Clarifying ownership and management Dissemination, adaptation and adoption of research outputs High Impact Develop micro- et macro- finance schemes Enhance nutritive food production Enhancing crop-livestock Integration Tools for Water Quality Management Conflict Resolution High Importance Valorization of shallow Groundwater Stakeholders meeting (Nov. 09) CPWF Phase 1 Results: http://volta.waterandfood.org Focus: ameliorate water scarcity problems in the basin’s dryland areas
    8. 8. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta From Phase I to Phase II • Stakeholder Consultations: 2009 – Need to improve soil water management under rainfed condition; improve small reservoirs management, tools for water quality management valorization, groundwater • Phase II: 2010 – 2013 – Volta Basin development Challenge
    9. 9. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta • Project V1 – Targeting and scaling out • Project V2 – Integrated management of rainwater for crop-livestock systems • Project V3 – Integrated management of small reservoirs for multiple uses • Project V4 – Sub-basin management and governance of rainwater and small reservoirs • Project V5 – Coordination and learning for adaptive management and change VBDC Projects
    10. 10. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta VBDC Approach • R4D with following elements: – Multiple discipline / institution: – Partnership – Multiple scales – Engagement with end users – Flexible space to adapt – Participatory action research – Outcome focused – Reflection and learning
    11. 11. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Data Collection: use of participatory methods
    12. 12. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Installations, data logging, lab and computer modeling
    13. 13. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
    14. 14. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Progress and Achievements • Generated information and better understanding – Processes and practices – R4D implementation • Tools and Methods for – Dialogue and Negotiation – Investment in Ag water management Targeting agricultural water management interventions Using innovation platforms to strengthen value chains Options for equitable and sustainable use of small reservoirs Water governance options in West Africa Lessons learned on implementing research for development
    15. 15. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Results… • Partnerships • Capacity building: – farmers; – extension; – researchers – young professionals
    16. 16. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta In Conclusion • Significant progress • Not all achieved: – Too ambitious for the time available – Modification (adaptive management) to make research more relevant – Funding challenges
    17. 17. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta Thanks www.volta.waterandfood.org
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