Development of Water User Associations on the Madura Groundwater Irrigation Project, Indonesia

"The establishment and training of Water User Associations (WUA) has been a crucial aspect of the Madura Groundwater Irrigation Project, East Java Province, Indonesia. The long-term sustainability of tubewell irrigation depends on the capability and motivation of the WUAs to operate and maintain their systems based on adequate water charge collection and sound financial management. This paper describes the procedures used in the WUA development programme, and discusses further measures that will need to be taken at local government level to build on the considerable progress that has been made by the Project."
irrigation, water resources, NGOs