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Strategies to cope with risks of uncertain water supply in spate irrigation system
Group: IHE Delft, Institute for Water Education
Promotor: Professor Charlotte de Fraiture
Supervisor: Dr Ilyas Masih
Spate irrigation systems are frequently exposed to severe climatic water related events such as floods and draughts and result in huge losses in agriculture productivity, assets and lives. The main objective is to study the impact of uncertain water supply on performance of Gash Agricultural scheme (GAS) through identifying major sources of risk, adaptation strategies due to uncertain water supply, and to provide alternative measures for risk management that optimize irrigation performance. The research methodology make use of several approaches starting first by conducting extensive review of relevant literature to identify successful practices and coping strategies developed by local communities, second a novel attempt is made to apply the SPRC (Source-Pathway-Receptors-Consequence) model to investigate sources of risks and how they propagates and impact the system and farmers, third strategies’ evaluation was made using decision support system, and last alternative field design was proposed through optimizing inflows and application times.
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