The future of large rice-based irrigation systems in Southeast Asia
 

RAP PUBLICATION: 2007/28

The future of large rice-based irrigation systems in
Southeast Asia
 

Proceedings of the regional workshop on the future of
large rice-based irrigation systems in Southeast Asia
 

Co-sponsored by

 

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
&
Evaluation Study of Paddy Irrigation Under Monsoon Regime (ESPIM) Project
funded by the Government of Japan

Executed by 

Vietnam Institute for Water Resources Research, Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam
 

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
26–28 October 2005

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Executive summary

Introduction
Thierry Facon

Introductory papers

Overview of large irrigation systems in Southeast Asia
Zhijun Chen

Comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture: rice and water — the livelihood of Asia
B.A.M. Boumar and R. Barker and E. Humphreys and T.P. Tuong

Key trends affecting agriculture water resources management in Southeast Asia
David Dawe

Ecosystems, livelihoods and governance in large-scale Southeast Asian irrigation
John Dore, David Blake and Madhusudan Bhattarai

Country papers

Large rice-based irrigation systems in Cambodia
Chan Sinath

Present performance of large rice-based irrigation systems in Indonesia
Dwi Kristianto and A. Tommy M. Sitompul

Large rice-based irrigation systems in Lao PDR
Phalasack Pheddara

Irrigation systems in rice granary areas of Malaysia — challenges and the need for transformation
Mohd Abdul Nassir Bin Bidin and Natalia Puspa Dewi

Paddy field irrigation systems in Myanmar
Maung Maung Naing

Development and management of large rice-based irrigation systems: Philippine scenario
Proceso T. Domingo

Large rice-based irrigation systems in Thailand
Chawee Wongprasittiporn

The development of irrigation systems for sustainable agricultural development in Viet Nam
Nguyen Dinh Ninh

Issue papers

Performance of large rice-based irrigation systems in Southeast Asia: results and lessons learned from the application of a rapid appraisal process (RAP) in an FAO training programme
Thierry Facon

Some economic aspects of large rice-based projects in Southeast Asia
Jeremy Berkoff

Irrigation systems water savings: technical, economic and institutional issues
Shahbaz Khan

The evolution of canal control from an operator perspective
Herve Plusquellec

Sustainability in times of change — evolving irrigation institutions to meet changing demands
Ian W. Makin

Annexes

Annex I. Workshop Programme

Annex II. List of Participants