SUMMERY OF CONCLUSIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS OF VARIOUS TECHINCAL REPORTS, FEASIBILITY REQPORTS, SARS, CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS REGARDING WATER LOSSES IN WATERCOURSES

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Prepared/Organized By

Conclusions/Recommendations

1.

Review Report for On-Farm Water Management Project (World Bank Aided) -1984

Implementation and Progress Section, Planning and Development Division, Islamabad.

  1. About 30% water is saved from watercourse improvement.

  2. Expended Programme needs to be given priority.

2.

Monitoring & Evaluation of On-Farm Water Management Programme (IDA Assisted)-September 1984.

Planning Division WAPDA.

Pre-improvement overall delivery efficiency is 63% in sample watercourses.

3.

Socio-Economic Impact of Watercourse Improvement and Precision Land Levelling on Agriculture Production and Farmers’ Income-November 1981

Economic Study Cell, Agriculture Department Punjab.

31-45% delivery losses in watercourses.

4.

On-Farm Water Management. An Approach to Modern Agriculture-November1977.

OFWM, Agriculture Department Punjab.

Watercourse delivery losses 40%

5.

Feasibility Report-Command Water Management Project-August 1983.

WAPDA/UNDP

Average watercourse losses 40%

6.

Impact of watercourse Improvement on Farm Production-January 1979.

OFWM, Agriculture Department Punjab.

30-50% conveyance losses in watercourses.

7.

Evaluation of On-Form Water Management Programme in Punjab-December 1985

Punjab Economic Res. Institute, Planning & Development Deptt. Punjab.

  1. 30-50% water losses in watercourses.

  2. Irrigation saving about 23% after watercourse improvement.

8.

Monitoring & Evaluation of On-Farm Water Management Programme (USAID Assisted).

Planning Division, WAPDA.

Water loss rate during conveyance in watercourse is 40-50%

9.

Monitoring & Evaluation of On-Farm Water Management Programme (USAID Assisted).

Planning Division, WAPDA.

Water losses rate during conveyance in watercourse is 40-45%

10.

Khushab salinity Control and Reclamation Report-Technical Economic Feasibility Report-December 1987.

Asian Development Bank Consultants.

Watercourse losses are very high and estimated at 43%

11.

S.A.R. of Command Water Management Project-April 1984.

World Bank.

Irrigation efficiency of watercourse system 40-50%

12.

Annual Research Plan 1985-86 Water Management Research and Training Programme for Rural Development-June 1985.

University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

Watercourse conveyance losses range from 40-47%

13.

Feasibility Study—Second On-Farm Water Management Project-August 1987.

Asian Development Bank Consultants.

Watercourse losses 44-47%

14.

Integrated Development of Watercourse Command Area-October 1986.

Mona Reclamation Experimental Project, WAPDA.

41% saving in irrigation time due to watercourse improvement.

15.

Watercourse Improvement Its Impact On-Farm Economy-October 1981.

Water Management Training Institute Agriculture Deptt. Punjab.

33-65% watercourse losses.

16.

Appraisal of the Second On-Farm Water Management Project-Nov 1987.

Asian Development Bank.

Conveyance losses in watercourse from 31-67%.

17.

Feasibility study of On-Farm Water Management Project-August 1980.

Asian Development Bank Consultants.

Average 50% loss of water in project area.

18.

S.A.R. of On-Farm Water Management Project.

World Bank.

53% conveyance losses in watercourses.

19.

S.A.R. of Second On-Farm Water Management Project.

World Bank

53% Conveyance losses in watercourses.

20.

Report of the Committee on Water Resources Regarding Seventh Five Year Plan (1988-93) and perspective plan (1987-2000) Proposals-March 1987.

Planning and Development Division, Islamabad.

Delivery efficiency in watercourses average about 55% on unimproved watercourses.

21.

Project Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation Study of On-Farm Water Study of On-Farm Water Management Project (Asian Development Bank Funded)-October 1987.

Asian Development Bank Consultants/Ministry of food & Agriculture, Islamabad.

Overall conveyance efficiency is 55% on unimproved watercourses.