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 recommendations).
Lankford, B.; Mahoo, H.; McCartney, M.; Siza Tumbo; Kossa Rajabu; Japhet Kashaigili; Kadigi, R.; Vanscar Kulanga. RIPARWIN Final Technical Report. (2006) 37 pp.