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Increase water use efficiency (10-15%) by 2020 raising up irrigation efficiency

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At the tecnical level, the solution is to raise up irrigation efficiency and to reduce water losses by using closed irrigation systems instead of using lining and flumes for irrigation canals. At the institutional level,  Iraq had promoted water users associations  so that  farmers have a role in water management and to learn how to use high-tech irrigation systems  and to raise awareness in how to use water  and preserve water

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Participative processes for Hybrid Water Users’ Associations’ (Ethiopia)

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In Ethiopia, lands belong to the State and citizens pay taxes on their usufruct rights (higher for irrigated lands), giving public administration a high responsibility. In the concerned zone, cultivation (bt. 0.3 and 0.6 ha) of sorghum, corn, coffee, khat on small plots, benefit from a permanent, yet insufficient irrigation from two water springs. Organized in seven sectors, the irrigation scheme operates with a precise water-sharing calendar.

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