Sustainable management references

 

 

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ALBANIA

Technical and institutional assistance for irrigation

  • Client : PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT (PMU), MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.
  • End of project : 2003.
  • Description of project : General rehabilitation of irrigation systems in Albania, focussing on improved water management and support for users in the technical, administrative and financial management of their associations.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • Review of conditions prior to intervention,
    • Hydraulic modelling,
    • Analysis and audit of management, operation and maintenance practices,
    • On-site training on the different project phases for technicians, operators and users, as well as seminars in France.
  • Conducted in partnership with : Association du Canal Saint Julien (France), Hydromont (Albania).

CAMBODIA

Technical assistance for rehabilitation of the Stung Chinit irrigation scheme

  • Client : Ministry Of Water Resources And Meteorology.
  • End of project : 2006.
  • Description of project : Located in the central region of Kompong Thmor, 200 km from Phnom Penh, this scheme covers an area of 7,000 ha of irrigable land dedicated to rice growing. Irrigation should guarantee a second annual harvest, and ideally lead to the development of alternative crops.
  • Brief description of services provided : Review of the distribution system under consideration, with a view to providing irrigation water in line with farmers’ demands.
  • Conducted in partnership with : SOGREAH, GRET.

FRANCE

Auditing of management methods on the Hérault raw water network

  • Client : Hérault General Council (CG34).
  • End of project : 2010.
  • Description of project : auditing of management methods on a raw water network.
  • Brief description of services provided : technical, financial and legal auditing of five local hydraulic installations - proposal of optimal transfer conditions of these facilities to companies and operator associations.
  • Conducted in partnership with : VEDESI (legal firm), BST (accountants).

Pricing proposal for water services

  • Client : Craponnes water users' association – Istres.
  • End of project : 2010.
  • Description of project : pricing proposal for water services to achieve self-financing for a network modernization project.
  • Brief description of services provided : profit-budget simulation and identification of risks and opportunities according to several different water usage fees.
     

Manosque Canal-Management, Operation and Maintenance delegation contract

  • Client : Association Syndicale du Canal de Manosque (04).
  • Project duration : since 1977.
  • Description : Operation and Maintenance delegation contract
    Canal de Manosque
    350 km of canals, 120 km of piping, 2 intakes on the Durance river, 5 pumping stations.
    4,000 ha equipped – 4,000 clients.
    Water resources : intake from the Durance river

Technical, financial and legal audit – Northern Alpine Canal

  • Client : Northern Alpine Canal Intercommunal association of (SICAS).
  • End of project : july 2010.
  • Description of project : technical audit of works, financial analysis of the management structure and legal analysis.
  • Brief description of services provided : the audit includes a technical diagnostic, financial simulations and legal risk analysis.

FRANCE - La Martinique

Master plan for irrigation of the south-eastern sector (P.I.S.E.)

  • Client : Martinique Local Government
  • End of project : 2000
  • Description of project : Master plan for development of infrastructure for the transportation, storage, treatment and distribution of water for municipal (200 l/s) and agricultural (5,000 ha) use in the south of the island.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • Analysis of technical management of hydraulic infrastructures, rehabilitation program.
    • Economic and tariff diagnosis,
    • Design and comparative analysis of possible scenarios for different levels of delegation of operational missions in the framework of asset and resource management.
  • Conducted in partnership with : Société Française des Risques Majeurs – Grenoble

HAITI

Study and master plan for agricultural intensification in the ARTIBONITE valley

  • Client : Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR).
  • End of project : 2001
  • Description of project : Physical development of hydro-agricultural infrastructures, remote control of canals, organisation of management and institutions, training to enable farmers to participate in management.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • Analysis of the hydraulic, institutional and organisational aspects of the irrigation system,
    • Scenarios for the intensification of agricultural production in irrigated areas, and possible extension of these areas,
    • Feasibility study of technical and institutional scenarios chosen by the MARNDR at the end of the first phase,
    • Master plan for agricultural intensification in the Artibonite valley over a 12-year period.
  • Conducted in partnership with : GOPA-CONSEIL (Germany), LGL SA (Haiti).

Sector-based Irrigation Project (SIP) Technical assistance mission for long-term institutional support and project management

  • Client : Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development.
  • End of project : december2010
  • Description of project : institutional technical assistance mission for the implementation of the national irrigation policy, in particular transfer of management of irrigated areas to users’ associations.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • diagnostic of central and departmental approaches to the issue on the part of the Ministry,
    • coordination of the national debate on management transfer – planning of seminars and workshops,
    • collaborative development of a long-term action plan for the Ministry, including the reorganization of services previously responsible for management of operations,
    • proposal of a bill to organize the management transfer of irrigated areas to water users' associations.
  • Conducted in partnership with : LGL SA (Haiti) and GECAMH (Haiti).

JORDAN

IOJoV - Optimisation of the Jordan valley irrigation scheme

  • Client : Jordan Valley Authority.
  • End of project : May 2012.
  • Description of project : Technical assistance.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    In the northern part of the Jordan valley, joint optimisation of the irrigation distribution network (rehabilitation of networks, implementation of network reinforcement pipes, optimisation of water schedules, consumption monitoring), and on-farm irrigation techniques (technical assistance to farmers and subsidies to set up efficient local irrigation systems).
  • Conducted in partnership with : MIRRA.

KOSOVO

Kosovo Irrigation Rehabilitation Project - Phase 2 (KIRP2)

  • Client : Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD).
  • End of project : 2005
  • Description of project : The KIRP 2 project aims to ensure the long term sustainability of the rehabilitated hydraulic infrastructures and to strengthen the institutions, both at the Irrigation Providers (IPs) and Water User Associations (WUAs) levels.
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • providing institutional training and capacity building for the management of Irrigation Providers (IPs) and Water User Associations (WUAs),
    • assisting WUAs in developing sustainable business plans, including realistic budgets for rehabilitation works at secondary and/or tertiary level,
    • through the WUAs, training farmers on the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems and promoting the efficient use of water for irrigation,
    • providing support for restructuring the IPs,
    • providing technical assistance in the planning of irrigation, the organization of the distribution of water and the maintenance of facilities, resulting in increased efficiency of water usage,
    • giving practical advice on optimising land productivity through the selection of varied crops and use of water,
    • providing support to the farming community on the marketability of products to meet consumers’ demands, notably in terms of the type of product, quality, price, packaging and distribution channels.
  • Conducted in partnership with : SOFRECO (France).

MOROCCO

2011- Structuring and devolution study for the Public Private Partnership project for delegated management of water resources in the Gharb irrigation scheme


Haouz irrigation scheme (Marrakech region). Structuring and devolution study for the Haouz PPP project for delegated management of water resources.

  • Client : DIRECTION DE L’IRRIGATION ET DE L’AMENAGEMENT DE L’ESPACE AGRICOLE (DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT).
  • End of project : In progress
  • Description of project : the aim of the project is to assist the Ministry of Agriculture in assessing the feasibility and subsequent implementation of a call for tender, and the devolution of a Public Private Partnership for delegated management of water resources across the entire Haouz irrigation scheme, i.e . 150,000 ha. The hydraulic system concerned is multi-purpose (irrigation, drinking water, industry, etc.), and hydraulic infrastructures include distribution networks and transfer canals (notably the Rocade canal, used mainly to supply Marrakech city with drinking water, and the T2 canal).
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • General control of the two project phases,
    • Expertise concerning water resources,
    • Expertise concerning hydraulic infrastructures and the coordination of participants involved in the three sub-schemes,
    • Expertise concerning socio-economic and property-related analysis, agricultural sectors and markets.
  • Conducted in partnership with : NOVEC, GLN, CDG Capital, AQUA AMBIENTE.

ROCADE CANAL dynamic regulation

  • Client : Office Régional de Mise en Valeur Agricole du HAOUZ, (ORMVAH)
  • Project duration : since 1977
  • Brief description of services provided :
    • comparative studies of various remote control systems, selection,
    • design studies for the selected remote control system (Dynamic Regulation) ,
    • technical assistance for the implementation of the system, together with all maintenance and operation softwares.

Design and improvement of Doukkala Bas-Service irrigation scheme

  • Client : Doukkala ORMVA (ORMVAD).
  • End of project : 2000
  • Description of project : diagnosis of the operation of the Doukkala hydraulic infrastructures, proposals for improvements, detailed proposal for action plan, and technical assistance for its implementation.
  • Brief description of services provided : technical assistance to improve the performance of hydraulic conveyor structure. Assistance for the implementation of financial tracking tools.

TUNISIA

Diagnostic of water management of the operating company

  • Client : SECADENORD.
  • End of project : november 2011
  • Description of project : optimization of water resources and renovation of water transport structures through diagnostic of hydraulic operations.
  • Brief description of services provided : diagnostic of management of the Medjerdah canal (Cap Bon) , creation of a digital model, staff training for the operation and maintenance of hydraulic structures.
  • Conducted in partnership with : SECADENORD.

Heading a Support Group for Agricultural Irrigation Development - Action Programming

  • Client : Ministry of Agriculture and Environment.
  • End of project : september 2011
  • Description of project : comparative analysis of various Tunisian and international experiences on the subject of water users' associations.
  • Brief description of services provided : diagnostic of Tunisian situation, benchmarking report of the situation of irrigators' associations in Tunisia, action proposals.
  • Conducted in partnership with : CIRAD (French Center for Agronomic Development).