Presentation on theme: "Decision Support Tools & Models for: Assessing Water Balance & Productivity Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI) http://temp.icarda.org/wli/ Dr. Caroline."— Presentation transcript:
1Decision Support Tools & Models for: Assessing Water Balance & Productivity Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI)Dr. Caroline King (WLI Manager)
2WLI Objectives & Outputs GoalNARRATIVEThe goal of WLI is to improve the livelihoods of households and communities in the benchmark sites of the participating countries by increasing economic, social and educational opportunities through addressing the key priority issues identified in each country.PurposeTo pilot test a sustainable and integrated water, land use and livelihoods strategy in the benchmark sites for scaling up, which will optimize new and income generating crop and livestock activities.Outputs1. Integrated water and land-use strategies for policy-making, tools for sustainable benchmark management and organizational mechanisms for community inclusion at the benchmark sites.2. Enhanced knowledge, skills and qualifications for key stakeholders in the benchmark sites.3. Improved rural livelihoods of farmers in the benchmark sites through the adoption of sustainable land and water management practices and livelihood strategies
3Workshop Purpose:To identify scope for available watershed and basin-scale water balance assessments to include scenarios demonstrating improvements in integrated management of land, water and livelihoods to be achieved through upscaling of WLI pilot-tested strategies and technologies
4m3/yr m3/yr w.out impr. mgt with impr. mgt Future Mgt Strategies A STRATEGIC VIEWCropping PatternHa cereals:Ha horticulture:N/ha livestock:Cropping PatternHa cereals:Ha horticulture:N/ha livestock:Cropping PatternHa cereals:Ha horticulture:N/ha livestock:Future Mgt StrategiesAnnual Water Usem3/yrAnnual Water Use m3/yrAnnual Water Usem3/yrPresentAllocation to Ag.reusegroundwaterSurface inflowsrainfedOther Sectorsdomesticindustrial(ecological flows)> Negative balance?> Positive balance?
5Workshop ObjectivesReview available assessments of present and future water availability and use at the watershed and basin-scale and identify scope for updates to reflect the full potential of improvements in on-farm land and water management> Inform regional decision-makers and other key stakeholders at the benchmark sites of the relevance and potential further use of outputs from decision support tools to evaluate options for improved management of land, water and livelihoods> Stimulate knowledge exchange and research collaboration amongst WLI research teams using and developing tools to support integrated water and land-use strategies with key stakeholders
6Results Anticipated Outputs Outcomes > Enhanced Annual Reports, Country Research Reports and PPTs from 8 countries and regional team > Short workshop report including list of participants > Materials online for other interested researchers to benefit fromOutcomes> WLI thematic research group on decision support tools and models activated> WLI thematic research group on water use efficiency activated> Improved connection of WLI pilot testing to strategic level decision-making and improved outscaling strategies for integrated land and water management> Improved management of land, water and livelihoods in WLI countries
71. …. WHAT IS A LIVELIHOOD. (see Workshop Report on WLI Website) 2 1. ….WHAT IS A LIVELIHOOD? (see Workshop Report on WLI Website) 2. WHAT IS AN IMPROVED LIVELIHOOD? 3. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO IMPROVE RURAL LIVELIHOODS? 4. HOW WILL WE KNOW THAT IT IMPROVED? 5. HOW WILL WE KNOW THAT THE IMPROVEMENT RESULTED FROM THE WLI PILOT TESTING ACTIVITY?
8Pragmatic Indicators of Water & Livelihoods Pragmatic Indicators of Water & Livelihoods? (/sustainable water and livelihoods?)CAPITAL/ ASSETSINDICATOR201220132014HUMANKey stakeholders ‘ short-term trainingKey stakeholders ‘ knowledgePHYSICALAgricultural land (ha, tons & value of crops)Land under improved managementNATURALWater availability at the watershed levelWater use in agricultureFINANCIALIncome from agricultureTotal household incomeSOCIALAssociations (producers’ assns, WUAs, etc)(All indicators gender disaggregated)FTFFTFFTFwebwebwebwebFTFFTFFTFwebwebwebFTFFTFwebFTFFTFwebwebFTFFTFFTFFTFFTF