IWMI Board CPWF director's report nov 2013


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IWMI Board CPWF director's report nov 2013

  1. 1. CPWF Science Report May – November 2013 Alain Vidal, CPWF Director
  2. 2. Outline A viable R4D model Outcomes and key messages from basins Global messages A resilient transition Finance and personnel
  3. 3. Policy dialogues, stakeholders engagement, outcomes and impact Research…  evidence-based to deeply understand problems  development challenges of relevance to those living in a basin and target interventions or solutions…  “innovations”, “interventions”, “strategies” or “alternatives” through engagement and learning processes… where stakeholder behavior is influenced and outcomes achieved  Engaged and informed stakeholders themselves choose to change practice because they perceive as to their own advantage
  4. 4. Communications Leadership Action Research Trust Development Learning Partnerships
  5. 5. Outcomes and key messages
  6. 6. BSMs in the Andes : a virtuous circle between welfare and ecosystems Designed with local social and hydrological context in mind Continuously revised to respond to ever-changing needs of communities and environment Most successful in watersheds with high downstream demand and seasonal water supply upstream Power imbalances related to access to information require to develop ‘hydro-literacy’
  7. 7. Pathways to sustainable intensification of polders in the Ganges Delta Huge potential to improve food security and livelihoods Salinity not a constraint everywhere – even an opportunity Lots of viable cropping systems possible with crop diversification, fish and shrimp Need for political changes at national and local levels Canal maintenance and management Shifting from rice monoculture
  8. 8. Limpopo: Innovation platforms for more resilient livelihoods Complex rural livelihoods within broader complex systems requiring multi-level and multisectorial engagement Livestock more water efficient than crops hence more effective to improve livelihoods Platforms for dialogue and negotiation on water infrastructure, production systems and governance have generated traction
  9. 9. Mekong: Sustainable hydropower for better livelihoods and environment Sustainable HP needs coordination across cascades and boundaries Transparency and protocols critical ingredients in (multi-purpose) HP planning and ops Ag & water applications can contribute to livelihoods and environmental enhancement, increasing HP benefits Multi-stakeholder platforms can strongly influence decision-making
  10. 10. Nile: a new integrated watershed rainwater management paradigm Local community empowerment is critical to sustainable RWM Partnerships “learning by doing” based on scientific principles Need to align and implement innovation incentives for all (incl. markets and value chains) with due consideration for risk mgt Integrate multiple RWM interventions at basin scale More attention to downstream and off-site benefits of RWM
  11. 11. Volta: Innovation platforms and small reservoirs to unlock potential Identified successes (soil-water conservation, small reservoirs, and small pumps) and failures (culture and gender-sensitivity) can be extrapolated Innovation platform help better link crop-livestock farming with market value chains Resilience analysis helps evaluate common threads driving or limiting innovations (e.g. water quality in small
  12. 12. CPWF’s 10-year main global messages Water is not scarce, it's the way we manage it : addressing water and food issues means tackling “wicked problems” Technical innovation and institutional innovation go hand in hand - a long-term, non-linear and risky social process (R4D) Benefit sharing mechanisms create a virtuous circle between ecosystems and peoples’ welfare Sustainable intensification relies upon water infrastructure and upon markets as incentives to invest in production & ecosystems Modeling tools can support capacity- and consensus-building and increase the effectiveness of policy analysis, planning and implementation
  13. 13. A resilient transition Many partners and researchers in basins adopted our R4D model Not relying on WLE only but have multiple pathways for continuing work… …to move from outcomes to impact as planned in CPWF’s initial design – phase 3 (as early noted by external review) Basin WLE Other CRPs Non CG led Comment Andes + + ++ Ganges ++ +++ Limpopo + ++ FANRPAN Mekong ++ ++ Being explored (VFI, M-POWER) Nile +++ + LS&F, HumidTropics Volta +++ + HumidTropics? CONDESAN with CIAT (CCAFS) AAS (& GRiSP)
  14. 14. Successes and failures R4D requires dedicated people, time and continuity   Best outcomes achieved where 5-10 years engagement CGIAR reform has created discontinuities Evidence that our R4D model is viable    Many outcomes, still few impacts Partners incl. CG researchers convinced by our model Momentum continuing in basins thanks to resilient partnerships and processes