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Modern Data and Tools


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Presented by Jeremy Bird, Director General - IWMI, at the 8th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) held in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on May 9-13, 2016.

Session: ‘Modern Data and Tools for International Waters’ held on May 10, 2016.

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Modern Data and Tools

  1. 1. Cover slide option 1 TitleModern Data and Tools Jeremy Bird International Water Management Institute GEF International Waters Conference - 10 May 2016
  2. 2. • Assessment of flood risk and the evaluation of measures to reduce flood risks; • Calculating the averaged annual costs of damages or losses, and economic assessment of flood risk; • Allows flood risk managers, stakeholders and politicians to propose new strategies; Flood Mixed (Crop) Water bodies Inter-annual variation (2000 – 2011) Normal River 2010 2010 Flood Risk Assessment for SA using RS Data
  3. 3. INDEX-BASED FLOOD INSURANCE IN INDIA TO ENHANCE AGRICULTURE RESILIENCE AND FLOOD PROOFING LIVELIHOODS  Setting up pilot-scale trials to demonstrate that positive verifiable impacts emerge from IBFI in terms of agriculture resilience and improving productivity, and household incomes, locally and at the broader scale  Developing tools and strategies that support IBFI development and upscaling, integrated with existing and future flood control measures. Partners: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Gandhinagar, Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM-ICAR)*; Agriculture Insurance Corporation of India, MoA; Bajaj Allianz, Insurer, Swiss Reinsurance Project Period: 2015 - 2018 Pilot Districts : Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Samastipur IBFI Concept
  4. 4. SOUTH ASIA DROUGHT MONITOR SYSTEM (SA-DMS) •Established for entire South Asia using multisource remote sensing observations; •Historical drought risk mapping and assessment covering SA countries (2000 – current); •IDSI - better understanding on drought frequency, duration over 15yrs; •Tools for drought mitigation studies and in decision-making process. 2015 field observations in Jalna, Maharashtra
  5. 5. Uniting agriculture and nature for poverty reduction • Multi-institutional initiative of IWMI, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of the Netherlands (DGIS) • Based on remote sensing and global hydrological models to better understand state of water resources, issues and challenges/opportunities for better water management • Allows users to understand impacts of different interventions – critical for understanding trade-offs SDG 6.4: Water Accounting Plus - providing the broader framework
  6. 6. Uniting agriculture and nature for poverty reduction Economic water productivity of rice and wheat (USD/m3) SDG 6.4: Mapping and monitoring water productivity: Water productivity as a tool to assess performance and potential, identify factors and diagnose interventions
  7. 7. Data Generation and Portals Water Data Portal  Water Information System for Sri Lanka Irrigated Area Mapping – Asia & Africa Myanmar Water Information System for Data Management – under development with National Water Resources Committee Indus Basin Knowledge Portal - under development Drought Monitoring System