Workshop “Irrigation Management and irrigation management transfer between Vietnam, Japan and Egypt”

8/10/2015 11:06:00 AM
From 5-8/10/2015, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources in cooperation with The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organized a seminar on “Irrigation Management and irrigation management transfer” between Vietnam, Japan and Egypt. Attending the seminar towards the guests have Egyptian experts’ delegation under the project "Strengthening irrigation management transfer" and Japanese experts from JICA.

The delegation of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources included Assoc, Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director of the VAWR, the Center for Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM), the Institute of Water and Environment, Institute of Hydropower and Renewable Energy, Planning Department representative, and the officers of the Center for Training and International Cooperation.

The objective of the seminar aims to exchange experiences and opportunities for cooperation in the field of irrigation management and irrigation management transfer between Vietnam, Japan and Egypt.

At the seminar, the Egypt experts introduced the model of Association Water Users Management (WUAs) in Egypt. The Water Users Association operates under the direction and supervision of the Irrigation Advisory Services in Egypt and technical assistance from foreign projects. Currently, about 50% of the irrigation system in Egypt has been managed by the WUAs.

For Vietnam, Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director of the VAWR also presented to partners the model of the Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM), and activities of the Water User Organizations (WUOs) in Vietnam. MSc. Vu Hai Nam, researcher of the Center for Training and International Cooperation also provided information about the rapid appraisal procedures RAP and MASSCOTE method - .

In two days from 6-7/8/2015, experts have joined the fieldwork at the Yen Lap Irrigation Limited Company and pilot area in Yen Dong, Quang Ninh province, 1 in 3 very successful pilot areas in the application of PIM in Vietnam (JICA-CDPIMS)

End of workshop, the two sides discussed and exchanged experiences about water user organizations management, increasing participation of farmers in irrigation management and irrigation management transfer in Vietnam. The sides agreed on the importance of supporting the work of local governments, organizations, and businesses in supporting irrigation management with the participation of the people.

Some pictures at the seminar: 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                           Workshop at VAWR 
 
                                               Discussions at Yen Lap IMC
 
        Working in Yen Dong APC, Quang Yen town, Quang Ninh Province 
 
        Visit irrigation canal in pilot area Yen Dong, Quang Yen town, Quang Ninh 
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