Client: Veco East Africa

Objective of the assignment:

To assess the water use and water availability from the Rau watershed (Rau river and Mabogini source) for the Lower Moshi Irrigation Scheme in Northern Tanzania, identify when water deficits occur and recommend measures for reducing water use and increasing water and economic productivity. The ultimate goal is to inform smallholder rice farmers on what they can do to use water efficiently and operate in a sustainable manner.

How we did it:

We executed a desktop analysis using publicly available data and open source tools, delineated the watershed, assessed the monthly water requirements and modeled the monthly water availability scenarios using a rainfall runoff hydrological model. The results were used to design alternative cropping patterns and improved agronomic practices for the smallholder farmers.

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