The policy brief summarizes findings, outcomes and recommendations from a research project on groundwater
irrigation implemented through the collaboration of institutions from Lao, Thailand and Japan and the International
Prepared by: John Hornbuckle
Co-authors: Som Bunna, Touch Veasna, Seng Vang, Oeurng Chantha, Prum Kanthel, Marisa Collins, Wendy Quayle, Lim Vanndy, Men Pagnchak Roat, Philip Charlesworth, Roy Zandona, David Smith, HIN Sarith, Sok Ty, Num Viraday, Pao Sinath
This project aimed to enhance the livelihood of rice farmers by improving water productivity and reducing yield penalty due to crop variability.
White D.A, Battaglia M., Ren S. and Mendham D.S. 2016
This report reviews the state of knowledge on water use by Eucalyptus plantations in South-East Asia and provides some analysis of what it means for plantation water use in the different climatic zones where these plantations are being established. It aims to support local land and water resource decision makers in southern China, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar by synthesizing current knowledge into a simple, easy to use tool.
Monica van Wensveen, Liana Williams and Christian Roth (CSIRO)
India: Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Livelihoods & Natural Resource Management Institute, Watershed Support Services & Activities Network, Indian Meteorology Dept, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting
Cambodia: Dept Agricultural Extension, Cambodian Agricultural Research & Development Institute, International Development Enterprises
Lao PDR: National Agricultural & Forestry Research Institute, National University of Laos, Department of Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives, Dept Meteorology and Hydrology, Provincial Agriculture & Forestry Office Savannakhet
Bangladesh: IRRI, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Social Economic Research & Development Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
The aim of the Adapting to Climate Change in Asia project (ACCA) was to develop multi-scale adaptation strategies and to demonstrate processes that support policymakers to deliver more effective climate adaptation programs relevant to smallholder livelihoods and food security, and to demonstrate options to build the capacity of farming households to adapt rice-based cropping systems to climate variability and climate change.
Prof Hector Malano, University of Melbourne
Assoc/Prof Brian Davidson, Dr Biju George, Dr Dongryeol Ryu, Dr Krishna Kumar, Mr Anshuman, Dr Paul Pavelic, Dr Ashwini Kulkarni, Dr Nayana Deshpande, Dr Savita Patwardhan, Dr Radha Venkat, Mr Pardha Teluguntla, Mr Rajesh Nune, Mr Surinaidu Lagudu, Ms Deepti Chatti, Ms Sonia Grover, Mr Avneesh Nayal, Dr Vivekanand Honnungar
This study aims to assist stakeholders and policy makers in India come to terms with the impacts of climate change and the responses they could use to adapt to it.
Dr PD Sreedevi, National Geophysical Research Institute,
Dr Sarah Sarah, National Geophysical Research Institute,
Mr Sreedhar Nallan, Edith Cowan University,
Dr Sanjit Rout, Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute,
Dr Joseph Guillaume, Australian National University,
Mr D Bernet, International Water Management Institute,
Final report: This project examined the effectiveness of WSD from the perspective of meso-scale implementation based on the hydrological units at the meso-scale rather than micro-scale. It has examined hydrological, land use and socio-economic variables. The concept of sustainable Livelihoods has been used as an integrating framework for examining farmer resilience. Finally a Bayesian Network approach has been used to link the biophysical, land use and livelihoods analyses.