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WORKING GROUP ON INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS OF IRRIGTION/ DRAINAGE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT (WG-IOA)

There are at least five integrated aspects that must be properly maintained in order to secure the functional sustainability of irrigation/drainage in particular and development functions of infrastructures in general. These are: (1). Human resources; (2). Institution and Organization (3). Technology for sustainable O&M; (4). Sustainable O&M budget; and (5). Effective Regulatory Instrument and enforcement. The absence or unbalance of an integrated relationship among any of the five aspects would bring about ineffectiveness of infrastructural functions. Therefore, the five aspects cannot be seen in isolation.


With transfer of responsibility for water management to a local level, more attention has to be given to cost recovery of the service provided for water distribution. At the same time it is important to balance the budget, requiring detailed analysis of the source and application of funds. In turn this makes user-based performance assessments essential in order to identify irrigation performance indicators.

 

Esttablished 2015

 

Scope: The WG will investigate, analyse and disseminate information and knowledge on following issues: (1) Legal Framework and Organizational Structures of Water User Association for Water Supply Services including- (a) institutional and organisational requirements for sustainable operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage systems, (b) improvement of organisational arrangements for management, operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage systems, (c) financing of operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage schemes, (d) approaches and requirements for water regulatory authorities, land property questions, water rights, and (e) roles, responsibilities and requirements for sustainable Water Users Associations (WUA); (2) Participatory Irrigation Management and Irrigation Management Transfer covering (a) approaches and conditions for successful Participatory Irrigation/Drainage Management (PIDM), and (b) approaches and conditions for successful irrigation/ drainage management transfers (IDMT), including legislation and institutional requirements for transfer of responsibilities and/or ownership of irrigation and drainage systems to water users associations; and (3) Public Private Partnership, and Mechanism for Cost Recovery covering (a) possibilities of and requirements for successful Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in irrigation/drainage, and (b) methods and mechanisms for charging of irrigation/drainage services and determination of level of cost recovery.

 

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VPH Hafied A. Gany  Indonesia (2014) Chair (2015)
2
Dr. Kazumi Yamaoka  Japan Vice Chair  (2015)
3
Mr. Madhav Belbase  Nepal Secretary (2015)
4
Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel  Turkey (2015)
5
Mr. Philip J. Riddell  UK (2015)
6
Dr. Seong Joon Kim  Korea (2015)
7
VP Ding Kunlun  China (2015)
8
Mr. Franck Sanfilippo  France (2015)
9
VPH Franklin Dimick  USA (2015)
10
Mr. Abdullahi Abdul Rahman Ogole Nigeria (2015)
11
Dr. Yu-Chuan Chang Chinese Taipei (2016)
12
Mr. Houshang Hasouni Zadeh Iran Provisional Member (2016)
13
Mr. Ghassan Lutfi Ahmed  Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
14
Eng. (Ms.) Hend Emad Abd-Alrahman Alhendy (Young Professional) Iraq Provisional Member (2016)

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