Project Profile

Water storage infrastructure development for coping with temporal and spatial variability in water resources


Duration : May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2013
Overview:

Developing water storage infrastructure is an effective method for coping with temporal and spatial variability in water resources to enhance water and food security. The project examines natural and artificial storage options in Nepal. Researchers examined the economic and technical feasibility of a number of storage options and their impacts on local livelihoods, environmental consequences, adoption and ability to perform under different climate change scenarios. The study was conducted in the international Koshi River Basin, a transboundary basin that spans the borders of China, Nepal and India. The findings of the project offered an innovative perspective on storage and suggested scientifically justified ways to select the most suitable interventions. The project built on a new partnership between the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the University of British Columbia.

Location(s): China, India, Nepal
Project Contact: Bharati, Luna
Donor(s): CIDA
Research Collaborator(s) : University of British Columbia,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI