Project title: Energy Efficiency Assessment of Rehabilitated Canal Structures
Project aim: To improve community living through an efficient, profitable, sustainable pump irrigation scheme at Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project (PIP), Myanmar. This will be carried out through the repair and upgrade of infrastructure, improvement of scheme operation with a strong community management, and improvement of water usage through better crop choice and agricultural practices. While the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) is leading the physical rehabilitation of the scheme, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is leading a consortium of four partners (IWMI, ICRISAT, WHH and NEPS) to improve on-farm and scheme water management whilst improving agricultural production.
Industry partner: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. In Myanmar, IWMI is undertaking projects including Rehabilitation of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project, and Sustainable Management of Water to Improve Food Security and Livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar and is also involved in Ayeyarwady State of Basin Assessment.