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Cambodia (2005): North West Irrigation Sector Project NWISP

Published May 2011

North WestIrrigation Sector Project NWISP Cambodia

April 2005- May 2006

BENEFICIARY: Cambodian Government : Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology


Background :

Northwest Irrigation Sector Project is designed to help reduce poverty in the poor and neglected rural areas of northwestern Cambodia by developing irrigated agriculture. The project adopts an integrated approach to irrigation development, identifying selecting schemes with the use of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach in a river basin context and then rehabilitating them, thus tackling with :

- Institutional strengthening and policy formulation;

- Water management and irrigation engineering;

- Water community organisation.


Services :

- Assist MOWRAM in defining its IWRM policy, including approach, methods and tools for its application;

- Assist MOWRAM in preparing and fine tuning the legal and institutional framework required for implementing the IWRM strategy;

- Train MOWRAM and PDOWRAM staff in developing the IWRM approach

- Assist MOWRAM in supervising and reviewing the river basin water use studies and in establishing the river basin committees, as well as proposing the river basin management system and planning tools for water resources management

- Assist MOWRAM in co-ordination of relevant RBOs

- Assist MOWRAM in preparing inter-ministry working sessions and donor forum for aspects related to IWRM and RBOs.