Irrigation and Agriculture

Western Basins Water Resources Management Project

Project Name

Western Basins Water Resources Management Project, Afghanistan

Client

Ministry of Energy and Water

Donor

Asian Development Bank

Project Cost

US$ 90 million

Duration

2008-2014

In Northwest Afghanistan, SHELADIA engineers have modernized the irrigation infrastructure and management systems throughout the Hari Rud and Murghab River valley, enhancing the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists throughout the region with improved access to water.

During the project implementation, our team of experts systematically mapped out the river basin with GIS technology, established a River Basin Plan and oversight authority, and selected several hundred kilometers of canals, 4 major irrigation systems, and 21 smaller systems for upgrading and rehabilitation. We conducted feasibility studies, developed design and oversaw all construction, while working closely with local communities, authorities, and farmers to ensure appropriate implementation and project sustainability.

Services

  • Comprehensive surface and groundwater database
  • GIS and river basin models
  • Comprehensive river basin plan and regulatory framework
  • Establishment of basin water committee (BWC) and river basin authority (RBA)
  • Identification and prioritization of additional irrigation systems for upgrading and rehabilitation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Detailed design
  • Tendering/tender documentation
  • Construction supervision
  • Environmental assessments
  • Gender and resettlement plans
  • Training of Mirabs and WUAs on operations and maintenance, water management, and crop selection/agronomics
  • State of the art agricultural extension activities
  • Developed/implemented project accounting system
  • Capacity building for government staff and farmers
  • M&E of project progress and impact

Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project

Project Name

Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project- Phases I and II, Uzbekistan

Client

Swiss Development Authority

Donor

The World Bank, Government of Uzbekistan

Project Cost

US$ 300 million

Duration

2012-2015

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Government of Uzbekistan has made concerted efforts towards economic reform and diversification. However, the country continues to rely heavily on agriculture as a primary source of local livelihoods and national income, making the strength and sustainability of the sector a high priority.

The Ferghana Valley in particular contains more than 25% of the nation’s irrigated land, but suffers from waterlogging and soil salinization as a result of poor drainage structures. Because of this, the Government of Uzbekistan, in conjunction with the World Bank, developed the Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project (FWRMP) to improve irrigation and drainage over 67,000 hectares of land. To assist with implementation and evaluation efforts, SHELADIA was contracted to design and establish a results-based Monitoring and Evaluation system for Phase I and project preparation, feasibility studies, and construction supervision for Phase II.

Services

PHASE I:

  • Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Physical, agricultural, social, financial / fiscal, and economic impact assessments
  • Environmental management plan (EMP) oversight
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Resettlement action plan (RAP) implementation oversight
PHASE II:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management Plan
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Tender Designs and Preparation of Bidding Documents
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Project Management Support
  • Capacity Building

Additional Water Irrigation and Agriculture Projects

Project Name

Resilience and Economic Growth In Sahel – Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER), Niger and Burkina Faso

Clients

USAID/Senegal

Objective

To increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture zones in Niger and Burkina Faso.

Services Provided

  • Socio-Economic Analysis
  • WASH Action Plans
  • Training and Capacity
  • Building
  • Detailed Engineering Design
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Network Planning and Investment Analysis
  • Project Report Preparation

Project Name

Consultancy Service for Technical Assistance Support for the Implementation of IWRMP Component B

Country

Nepal

Client

Department of Irrigation, Government of Nepal

Objective

The World Bank has provided additional funding towards the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP) to replicate and institutionalize the gains made from improved irrigation water management and agricultural practices.

Services Provided

Currently providing technical assistance to implement Irrigation Management Transfer techniques to support efficient water usage on public irrigation systems in the Kankai, Sunsari Morang, Narayani, and Mahakali regions.

  • Technical Assistance
  • Institutional Capacity Building
  • Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT)
  • Policy Analysis/Reform

Project Name

Consultancy Service for Technical Assistance Support for the Implementation of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP)

Client

Government of Nepal (GON), Department of Irrigation (DOI), Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP)

Objective

To implement Irrigation Management Transfer techniques to support efficient water usage on public irrigation systems of: Kankai, Sunsari Morang, Narayani, and Mahakali regions.

Services Provided

  • Project Audit and Action Plans
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Planning
  • Project Report Preparation
  • Project Management/Supervision
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Payment Certification