Professional Development Technical Training Course on: Innovative Irrigation Management (Thailand & Indonesia), 16 – 27 January 2017

This 2 weeks Customized Professional Development Technical Training Course on Innovation Irrigation Management (Thailand & Indonesia) is prepared for 11 Officials of Irrigation Management Improvement Project (IMIP), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Ministry of Water Resource (MoWR), Bangladesh during 16 – 27 January 2017. 

To implement this training program, BWDB has collaborated with AIT Extension of the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand to organize such program for 2 weeks in Thailand and Indonesia.  The program will cover the areas of irrigation management improvement approach including innovative plan and management options for the Muhuri Irrigation Project (MIP); co-management and Public Private Partnership (PPP) approaches; management, operation and maintenance (MOM) of irrigation projects; irrigation cost recovery; some modules on planning, designing and operation of irrigation/water resources development projects; water balance study, reservoir operation, operational status survey of project components and other pertinent subjects including elements of monitoring.


The main objective of this professional development training course is to enhance the understanding, skills and capacity of the officials from People's Republic of Bangladesh on Improved, Modern and Effective Irrigation management, stakeholders’ participation and institutional development. This Exposure and Training program will help to provide real-world practices and solutions on improved irrigation management in Thailand and Indonesia. This will help the IMIP in achieving its aims of providing benefits to the farmers in Bangladesh for the enhancement of agricultural productivity.  Some of the key issues to be addressed during the training program are:

  • Integrated Approached in Irrigation System Management and Participatory Irrigation Management
  • Integrated Water Resource Management and Modernization of Irrigation System
  • Improving Irrigation Management Performance
  • Public Private partnership (PPP) Approaches in Irrigation Management
  • Irrigation System Planning Development and Management
  • Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology, Water Resources and Water Use Sectors
  • Innovative Management and Development in Irrigation Sectors

 This program is held during 16 – 27 January 2017 at Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok.

Donor: IMIP, BWDB, Ministry of Water Resources, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Participants: Eleven (11) Officials from Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)

Course Director:  Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash

Course Coordinator:  Ms. Kanlaya Muangsan

Contact:  Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash, Senior Program Specialist

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