|Title||Improving water use planning technology based on CROPWAT 8.0 Software|
|Category of tools||Model CROPWAT 8.0|
|Field of application||
Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change||High|
|Implemented by||UN FAO in the Republic of Tajikistan, Sh. Shotemur Tajik Agrarian University (TAU)
Province: Districts of Republican Subordination
Settlement: Mirob” Water User Association (WUA)
Mirob WUA is located in the Kafirnigan and Varzob River Basins (river catchment areas); deep (below 3 m) ground water occurrence; middle loamy soils
|Practice usage period||
Start date: 01.01.2012
End date: 31.12.2013
|Problem solved through this practice||
Need to enhance water use planning and water consumption calculation techniques for agricultural crops with the account of climatic conditions and crop development phases based on decade water use planning hydro-modules proceeding from precipitation availability.
|Tools used in the practice||
CROPWAT 8.0 Software
|Description of the practice and its results||
Financial and economic:
effective use of irrigation water; reduced water consumption per harvest unit.
improved ecological and reclamation condition of irrigated land.
executed decade hydro-modules based on precipitation availability allowing dekhan farms to plan their water consumption and draw up crop irrigation schedules depending on expected weather conditions in the Gissar Valley as well as to coordinate other technological and weather-dependent processes associated with crops cultivation.
prevention of conflicts, controversies and misunderstanding among water users related to irrigation water distribution.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made||
CROPWAT 8.0 Software allows enhancing the technology of water use planning via specification of irrigation modes depending on expected precipitation availability.
It is necessary to widely apply CROPWAT 8.0 Software.
|Source of practice||
Foreign tools (transfer of foreign experience)
|Brief information on the project||
Project title: Improving water use planning technology based on CROPWAT 8.0 Software.
Project duration: 2012-2013.
Project goal and objectives: design a science-based water use planning technique using CROPWAT 8.0 Software to calculate water consumption for different crops with the account of climatic conditions and crops development phases based on decade water use planning hydro-modules proceeding from precipitation availability.
Project beneficiaries: water users of Mirob WUA.
Project implementer: Sh. Shotemur TAU.
|Funding source||United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) in the Republic of Tajikistan|
Report by the Operation of Hydro and Reclamation Systems Chair of Sh. Shotemur TAU, Dushanbe, 2013, 46 p.
|Form submission date||03.04.2018|
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