This research provides the Ministry of Irrigation in Nepal with a framework for building climate resilience in small and medium-scale irrigation systems, including improving irrigation effectiveness, efficiency and equitability in the face of climate change and climate extremes. The research analyses the cross-sector irrigation system, assess how climate change and extreme weather events impact the irrigation system in the short, medium and long term, and develop a set of policies, regulations and technical standards for irrigation system governance and investments in Nepal. The project has a strong component of capacity building of local researchers and practitioners. The project has been designed and presented a research methodology and associated project activities to understand and analyse the impacts of climate change on irrigation from a systems perspective (across sectors), and use this evidence base to provide recommendations to guide future policy, regulatory and investment decisions in irrigation and related sectors.
Framework for Effectiveness and Resilience of Irrigation