Australian Water Partnership/UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO), $484,104
Associate Professor of Research Dr Lee Baumgartner, Professor Max Finlayson, Dr John Conallin
Sustainable Development (International)
Irrigation investment programs, collectively, are worth billions of dollars in the Southeast Asia region. With increased awareness of the benefits of multi-functional ecosystems, there is an opportunity to apply considerable Australian expertise and technology to aquatic ecosystem management in the region.
This project will develop the tools, guidelines and in-country capacities required to more systematically include biodiversity and ecosystem service considerations in irrigation rehabilitation, extension and modernization programs.
Activities will include:
Organisations involved in the project are CSU, Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, ACIAR, Mekong River Commission, South-East Asia Fisheries Development Centre, WorldFish, Delft-IHE, MDBA, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and the International Water Management Institute.
The expected outcomes of the project include:
Associate Professor Lee Baumgartner Email