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Indo-Ganges Basin Focal Project


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Presented at the 2nd Phase Planning and Review Workshop of Indo-Ganges BFP, Haryana, India, 24-25 February, 2009

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Indo-Ganges Basin Focal Project

  1. 1. IG Basin Focal Project Half-time pep talk Simon Cook, Maya Rajasekaharan
  2. 2. • Checklist : Questions to Project and WP leaders need to confirm that all is ok • Comments and observations on work-packages • Solving already-identified projects
  3. 3. Indo-Ganges Basin- need for BFP: • The most populous of the Challenge Program basins • One of the most pressured basins • One of the ‘wettest’ and most diverse • Subject to climate change • Major political issues: transboundary and locally Need for good analysis of a very complex situation
  4. 4. Background Demography Rural poverty Economic overview Agriculture What is the overall situation? Water availability (WP2) Water productivity (WP3) Climate Water account Crop water productivity kg/m3 Water allocation Water hazards Water value-adding $/m3 Net value / costs What is the water balance? How well is water used? WP 6 Water institutions (WP4) Knowledge Exchange Farming institutions (WP4) Water rights Water policies Who needs to know? Land rights Infrastructure Governance Power What information tools? Supply chains Information exchange process? Who ‘handles’ the water’? Who enables farmer to improve Wprod? Data-bases and methods Poverty analysis (WP1) Rural poverty trends Water-food related factors What links water, food and poverty? Interventions (WP5) WEAP Trend analysis Land use change analysis What are foreseeable risks and opportunities for change?
  5. 5. Questions for WP leaders
  6. 6. Background – Are you clear what the overall situation is? – What is the status in the basin? – Demographic pressure on land or water – Condition of rural vs urban poverty?
  7. 7. WP2: Water availability • Do you know what is happening to the water? – Per capita availability – Water accounting – Definition of flow • Where are hazards likely to cause problems? – Flood – Drought
  8. 8. WP3: Water productivity • Do you know how effectively water is being used? • What is the WPr of irrigated crops • Benefit gained from other uses? • Is the method capable of describing FULL value?
  9. 9. WP4: Institutions • Can you explain how institutions help / hinder full and equitable access to water? • Can you explain how they influence access to land resources?
  10. 10. WP1: Poverty analysis • What are the levels of poverty? • How much can be attributed to water or food-related attributes?
  11. 11. WP5 Interventions: • Identify specific changes that could influence the above….can you estimate plausible effect? • Can you model changes in effects of water? • What is necessary for change to occur?
  12. 12. WP6 • How do people communicate within the project? • How to people communicate with others: • Is your Impact pathway ‘live’?
  13. 13. Brief Comments & observations on WPs
  14. 14. Overall Strong points Things to consider • Excellent to use • Assist the project existing strengths leader put the story – Cover many bases together • Good to be publishing – Integration of WPs is key already • Consider the user – Clarify what you know – Imagine the final meeting • Good to be • Use the impact considering a pathway synthesis process – Ensure the final result – Due end 2009 will satisfy
  15. 15. Brief feedback on WPs • WP2 – Normally the most straightforward WP – Need to make sure the data feeds through to others • WP3 – Very good cover for irrigated – Other water users? [check water use account] – How to assess full benefit gained from water use?
  16. 16. Feed back (cont) • WP4 – Very strong on water institutions – How does this analysis link to WP2 (access) and WP3 (benefit) – Analysis of factors limiting WP3 • WP1 – Very good progress on difficult analysis – What links to WP2, WP3 or wp4 [as explanatory variables?] – Analysis of livelihood systems in Bangladesh /Nepal?
  17. 17. …. • WP5: Opportunities and threats – Opportunities: Consider the Limpopo matrix – Threats: (who needs to know?) • WP6 Knowledge exchange – Use the impact pathway to identify • Who to talk to [incl the CPWF] • What they need to know • How you will communicate
  18. 18. Overall • This is a key BFP – Complex – Global significance • So far, it is going well – Good work packages – Integration starting to strengthen • Please keep working to get maximum impact – Start planning final meetings now – Aim for synthesis document
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  20. 20. Many thanks Apologies for absence