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Record number 558212
Title Strategies to cope with risks of uncertain water supply in spate irrigation systems
Author(s) Bashir, Eiman Mohamed Fadul
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): C.M.S. de Fraiture, co-promotor(en): I. Masih. - Leiden : CRC Press/Balkema - ISBN 9780367465827 - 132
Department(s) Water Resources Management
WIMEK
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2020
Abstract

Flood based irrigation in particular spate irrigation relies on variable flood scenarios occurring every year. Management of spate flood for spate irrigation must cope with the variability and uncertainty of water supply. Coping with water supply risks is often the only way to harness the opportunities for a productive use of water in arid environment. Integrating and strengthening community responses into irrigation policies and improvement plans could ensure sustainable and productive spate irrigated systems that can achieve food security for the poor population. This research analyses and evaluates risks and coping strategies developed by farming communities in the Gash spate irrigation system in Sudan, Eastern Africa. The research has synthesized different coping strategies developed by farmers, water user associations and water managers to cope with low, high and untimely flood risks. The research provides different frameworks that can assist with the identification of risk sources, pathways and propagation as well as evaluation of locally developed strategies at field, secondary and intake systems. The findings of this study contribute to the scarce knowledge on spate irrigation systems and provide scientifically sound and evidence-based insights to aid informed policy and decision making to improve productivity and sustainability of the spate irrigation systems.

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