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Knowledge assessment on sustainable water resources Management for irrigation

Objective

KASWARMI's main aim is to deliver fundamentals for future research activities by improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture in LA. In many developing countries the socio-economical pressure to increase agricultural production is in conflict with the preservation of the environment and with other users of the natural resources.

The intensification of the agricultural production in arid and semiarid regions includes activities such as irrigation and fertilisation, often associated with inadequate management and lack of knowledge, which produce serious contamination problems. European experiences (EU: Germany, Spain, Hungary: [3 partners]) with approaches to sustainable agriculture and the Water Framework Directive can support the specific regional experiences in Latin America (LA: Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil: [6 p.]). KASWARMI fosters such EU-LA cooperation regarding the interdisciplinary approach and the specific regional socio-economic, ecological, and technical (s-e,e,t) conditions.

The specific objectives of KASWARMI are:
- To develop a comprehensive knowledge base in sustainable water resources management for irrigation and an interdisciplinary scientific network;
- To carry out an integral multi-stakeholder analysis of different (s-e,e,t ) situations in selected irrigation areas in LA;
- To build up and intensify direct contact to stakeholders (farmers, other water users, policy makers), schools and civil society organisations; and
- To detect the stakeholders? needs for research.
- In this context research strategies and a concept for future joint research based on requirements of the stakeholders will be developed.

The dissemination will be achieved through strategies for future RTD activities, publications, brief informative bulletins (L A, local), the final KASWARMI report, workshops, a final seminar, presentations at national /international conferences, an Internet page, press conferences, and teaching courses at the universities.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-DEV/SSA-1
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Coordinator

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
Germany

Participants (8)

SZENT ISTVAN EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Páter K. U. 1.
Gödöllö
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Viamonte 430/444
Buenos Aires
INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LAS ZONAS ÁRIDAS
Argentina
Address
Av. Ruiz Leal S/n, Paque Gral. San Martín
Mendoza
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA CAMPINA GRANDE
Brazil
Address
Rua Aprigio Veloso 882 - Bodocongo
Campina Grande - Pb
UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN
Chile
Address
Victor Lamas 1290
Concepción
UNIVERSIDAD DE CÓRDOBA
Spain
Address
Alfonso Xiii, 13
Córdoba
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMÓN
Bolivia
Address
Avenida Ballivian No. 591, Edificio Andres Santa Cruz, Zona Central
Cochabamba
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RECÔNCAVO DA BAHIA
Brazil
Address
Rui Barbosa S/n
Cruz Das Almas