Study of Existing Maintenance Arrangements and Development of Detailed Improvement Measures in Bad Bad Irrigation Canal in Samarkand Province

Title of task:

Study of Existing Maintenance Arrangements and Development of Detailed Improvement Measures in Bad Bad Irrigation Canal in Samarkand Province

Country: Uzbekistan

Location within country: Samarkand Province

Name of client:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Implementation period(month/year):

March, 2010 - December, 2010

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Azim Nazarov – Team Leader

Project description:

GTZ Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia (TWM CA) programmer has provided funds for rehabilitation of Bad Bad Irrigation canal (BBIC) in Samarkand province, targeting improving of water use in this irrigation system. However, preliminary assessment of the BBIC have highlighted one of major problem of irrigation system is provision of proper maintenance. The proper maintenance of the hydraulic infrastructure of Samarkand province and elsewhere in Uzbekistan has been highly neglected since independence due to lack of funds for maintenance and due to missing support to involved institutions. Therefore, analysis and evaluation of existing maintenance system, preparation plan of measures on improving should become part of both on Bad Irrigation Canal rehabilitation and IWRM activities.