This series on commodity risk management aims to disseminate the results of World Bank research that describes the feasibility of developing countries’ ability to utilize market-based tools to mitigate risks associated with commodity price volatility and weather.
Conjunctive water use refers to
simultaneous use of surface water and groundwater to meet
crop demand. This Note concludes that to optimize
conjunctive use of water, the best way forward is to
concentrate on capacity building of irrigation system
managers to improve system management and reshape hydraulic
infrastructure of large and small-surface systems. To
sustain groundwater use in tube well-irrigated areas,
enhancing recharge from precipitation and surface water
imports is necessary. None of these improvements can be made
without the proper institutional and organizational
development, including investment in the capacities of local
governments to lead on participatory groundwater management
and integrated water resources management.