Report on survey data collected at least from 3 case-study WUAs of Ferghana Valley
Along CRP 1.1. program in Central Asia for 2015, there is carrying out research directed towards understanding key potentials and limitations of WUAs in Ferghana Valley by assessing the role of institutions (formal and informal1) and related socioeconomic and environmental outcomes in view of enhancing collective action aiming at more sustainable water governance of on-farm irrigation water management. The main direction of research is going to understand and show the linkage between on-farm water management institutional conditions including economic mechanisms and its impact on improvement the overall water management at on-farm level. Mainly, it links with the institutional and economic environment where the WUAs are operating and identifying what kind of rules and regulations should posses WUAs in order to operate sustainably. The efficient use of irrigation lands requires not only formation of different forms of ownership but also the development of appropriate institutions (i.e. sets of rules) and good governance structures. There is need to mention that this research is aslo the topic of Oyture Anarbekov’s PhD study at University of Bern, Switzerland.