Comparative assessment of WUAs Governance role on efficient use of water resources in Ferghana Valley
Along CRP 1.1. Dryland System program in Central Asia for 2014-2015, there were carried out research directed towards understanding key potentials and limitations of WUAs in Ferghana Valley by assessing the role of institutions (formal and informal ) as well as find out main determinants that facilitate or impede collective action at WUA level towards reliable and fair water delivery which should bring to water use efficiency . 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, mechanisms and regulations should possess 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.
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