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2009

Improvement of Water Supply and Irrigation Provisions through the Rehabilitation of Abu Sabkha Pumping Station – Iraq

Irak

Titre : Improvement of Water Supply and Irrigation Provisions through the Rehabilitation of Abu Sabkha Pumping Station – Iraq

Pays /Région : Irak

Code projet : ITF A5-26 FOOD/FAO Rehabilita

Durée : 29 months Start Date : 30 Jan 2009

Présentation
The Abu Sabkha Irrigation pumping station is considered to be the main pumping station in the Qadissyia governorate of Diwanyia district and serves 36,550 donums of agricultural land farmed by approximately 8,000 families. Rehabilitation of the pumping station required the provision of four, replacement, spiral (Archaemedian) pumps with all of their mechanical and electrical accessories. After the pumping station became once again fully operational the supply of water to the irrigation area was fully restored to a delivery rate of 1.47 m3/sec from each pump. _ 36,550 donums of land were brought back into production and thus assisted 8,000 families to increase their livelihoods and increase their food security. The project contributed to other goals, through its capacity building and various training interventions. The project strengthened the institutional development of the MoWR, and built capacity among its staff members. Lessons learned from previous projects also played a key role in capacity building, demonstrating improvement and raising awareness and responsibility among MoWR staff members.

Objectifs
The irrigation pumping station at Abu Sabkha belongs to the MoWR in Qadissyia Governorate and is considered to be the main pumping station in the governorate, providing irrigation water for 36,550 donums of agricultural land which supports approximately 8000 farming families. The rehabilitation of the pumping station via the provision of four, replacement, spiral (Archaemedian) pumps with all their mechanical and electrical accessories would restore the pumping capacity to the original discharge level of 5.88 m3/sec. and thus bring previously abandoned land back into production. FAO’s primary role was in the provision of technical assistance in the formulation of technical specifications and in procurement, the role of the MoWR being to install commission and operate the new pumps. In addition, FAO provided the MoWR with the necessary capacity building in operation of the pumping stations.
Main Objectives : • Enhanced production and productivity in the agriculture sector • Poverty reduced and sustainable employment for vulnerable groups created _ Outcomes : • Damaged pump station infrastructure rehabilitated/replaced. • 36,550 donums of land brought back into production assisting 8,000 families to increase their livelihoods. • Technical capacity of MoWR staff enhanced including technology transfer. • Water Users’ Associations (WUA) feasibility study completed.

Agences Nations Unies : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Implementing Partners : MoWR –Ministry of Water Resources

Financement  : MPTF /JP ; Government

Budget : 4,004,979 USD

United Nations Development Group

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