Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in South East Asia

Project Details
Project Period
2019 – 2021
Project Funding
$484,107 (Australian Water Partnership/UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO))
Project Location
Myanmar and Indonesia

Project Summary

Billions of dollars have been invested into irrigation programs in Southeast Asia. Recent growing awareness of the benefits of multi-functional ecosystems, has led to 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 systematically incorporate ecosystem service and biodiversity considerations into irrigation rehabilitation, extension, and modernization programs.


Team Members

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
  • Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • South-East Asia Fisheries Development Centre
  • WorldFish
  • Delft-IHE
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • International Water Management Institute

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