Over more than 30 years, our key personnel have developed new irrigation projects and modernized existing projects in Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Yemen, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Malawi, and Sudan. Current work includes a variety of projects in Bangladesh to benefit small farmers and a large project in Ethiopia to benefit both small and large-scale water users. Funding for these projects has come partly from international multi-lateral development agencies and partly from the private sector.
Technical Approach & Capabilities:
We typically conduct hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment, social, economic, environmental, and other investigations, together with data analysis and numerical modeling, in order to thoroughly understand physical conditions and resources, socio-economic and environmental needs, and constraints and opportunities related to institutions, management, and pricing for irrigation services. Engineering and other studies typically cover the progress and flow rates of irrigation water from sources to delivery points, considering ground elevations and gradients, conduits, storage and control structures, pumping systems, leakage and evaporation losses, erosion protection, and cross drainage. Increasing attention is given to automated and semi-automated systems for equitable control of water delivery and cost recovery.
Conceptual options are discussed with clients and stakeholders before proceeding to develop detailed designs of one or more selected options.
Benefits & Results:
Our extensive experience, technical expertise, and collaborative approach is designed to ensure the best possible solution for any irrigation project, within project-specific financial and other constraints. The results are cost-effective and durable facilities and systems that maintain and increase food and fiber production, user incomes, and employment.