RIPARWIN (Raising Irrigation Productivity and Releasing Water for
Intersectoral Needs) was a research project working in the Great Ruaha
Sub-basin in Tanzania. It was based primarily at the village of Igurusi
in the Usangu Basin, a major component of the Great Ruaha sub-basin.
RIPARWIN was a successor to a previous DFID-funded project, Sustainable
Management of Usangu Wetland and its Catchment (SMUWC). SMUWC was
conducted to enhance understanding of the natural resource use and
environmental functions of the Usangu Wetland of the Great Ruaha River
Basin. RIPARWIN looked more closely at water management, irrigation
productivity and intersectoral water allocation, and in particular
examined the theory that if irrigation productivity can be raised then
water can be released to meet downstream and intra/intersectoral needs.
The overall aim was to work with all stakeholders to develop a coherent
and integrated water resource management strategy.
This final report provides an introduction to the project; background
information and an introduction to the Great Ruaha River Basin; and an
overview of the project, its log frame and technical findings (with
Lankford, B.; Mahoo, H.; McCartney, M.; Siza Tumbo; Kossa Rajabu; Japhet Kashaigili; Kadigi, R.; Vanscar Kulanga. RIPARWIN Final Technical Report. (2006) 37 pp.
RIPARWIN Final Technical Report