A reliable supply of water is critical for agricultural intensification and yield improvement. Technological devices that lift, transport and apply water contribute to increased yield from improved crop varieties and high input cultivation. The increasing use of motor pumps is a significant contribution to the development of small-scale irrigation.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Southern Asia, Sri Lanka
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2002Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
The Case Study Workshop was organized with the objective of obtaining the necessary input the experts on different subject areas of water resources, subject those views and discussion among the stakeholder agencies, and synthesize the information to a report on the case study. The outcome of the Workshop would eventually transform into the contribution of Sri Lanka to the forst WWDR.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
The "Ruhuna Basins" defined for this case study encompass three of the main rivers that flow through ancient Ruhuna, including the longest and most important river in the region, Walawe. The Ruhuna basins are important in the broader Sri Lankan context, the basin being the location of a major hydropower plant, irrigation schemes that make a significant contribution to national food production, and important nature reserves.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016India, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1993Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
IRRIGATION Management Institute (IIMI) and the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, initiated a collaborative study in August 1991. This joint study is focused on small-scale tank irrigation systems which are spread over the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka, and is conducted with the assistance of Sri Lanka's Department of Agrarian Services.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
Coping with scarcity of water supply for managing irrigation under uncertain and inadequate conditions has become part and parcel of many irrigation systems in the semiarid tropics of Asia. Based on a case study of the Kirindi Oya Irrigation and Settlement Project (KOISP) in southern Sri Lanka, this report provides evidence of the uncertain and inadequate inflow into the reservoir and its impact on the seasonal planning.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
The case studies reported here highlight important concepts and information on the linkages between water and poverty that may not be available elsewhere. The overall objective of the studies is to draw generic lessons and identify interventions that can help policy makers, planners and other stakeholders to develop actions that are effective in water resources management for the poor. All case studies focus on poor in South Asia, but all with differing geographic contexts or thematic focci. The first two papers are based on field surveys supplemented by literature reviews.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2003South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1999Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia
Watershed analysis provides a framework for ecosystem management, which is currently the best option for conservation and management of natural resources. The current methods of assessing hydrologic impacts of land use transformation at the watershed scale, particularly in the tropics, are impaired by technical, financial and time constraints. This study provides an alternative approach to ascertain the actual changes in hydrologic response of a particular watershed to land use transformations made in the past.
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