This project proposes an inter-disciplinary assessment and management of the impacts of irrigation on tropical inland fisheries. In response to the complexity of these impacts, the methodology develops a holistic protocol, including an iterative process and the participation of the stakeholders.
For verification and validation, the protocol is tested in two very different contexts regarding irrigation development and fisheries: Laos and Sri Lanka. The results will be displayed in two CA outputs, focusing on:
1) The assessment of irrigation impacts on fisheries production and rural livelihoods;
2) The development of a protocol for the assessment and management of irrigation impacts on fisheries. Testing in Sri Lanka
Collaborators: University of Kelaniya – Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine – London, UK.
Water Policy paper on ‘Fisheries Livelihoods’ is advertised in the id21 website (Institute of Development Studies UK, funded by DFID. - Contributed by Sophie Nguyen Khoa with Imperial College. read more [Pdf 61Kb]
Smith, Laurence, S. Nguyen Khoa and K. Lorenzen, Livelihood Functions of Inland Fisheries: Policy Implications in Developing Countries, Water Policy 7, 2005, pp359-383.
Nguyen-Khoa, Sophie , Laurence Smith and Kai Lorenzen, Impacts of Irrigation on Inland Fisheries: Appraisals in Laos and Sri Lanka, CA Research Report 7, 2005
Nguyen Khoa, Sophie, Laurence Smith, Kai Lorenzen, Adaptive, Participatory and Integrated Assessment of the Impacts of Irrigation on Fisheries Evaluation of the Approach in Sri Lanka, Nguyen-Khoa, Sophie, Laurence Smith and Kai Lorenzen, IWMI Working Paper 89, 2005
Nguyen Khoa, Sophie, Laurence Smith, Kai Lorenzen Caroline Garaway, L.R. Perera, Shyamalie de Silva, MMC Kumara, Upali S Amarasinghe, MG. Kularatne and HMS Chandana Bandara, Assessment and Management of Irrigation Impacts on Tropical Inland Fisheries: A Case Study from Sri Lanka, paper submitted to the Large Rivers Symposium (LARS2) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February 2003
Nguyen Khoa, Sophie, Kai Lorenzen, Caroline Garaway, Bounthanom Chamsingh, Impacts of irrigation development on capture fisheries in the rice-based farming systems of southern Laos paper submitted to the Large Rivers Symposium (LARS2) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February 2003
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