Irrigation Management Information System of Ethiopia (IMISET) is a national web-based information system on irrigated agriculture at national, regional, basin and sub-basin scales. The objective of IMISET is to support in monitoring of the performance and status of irrigated agriculture and making informed decisions and timely planning of appropriate measures by providing accurate and up-to-date information presented in a consistent and standard way. IMISET collects, analyzes and disseminates data and information on irrigated area, water use and production. It keeps records and gives information on location, equipped and actual irrigated area, causes for any discrepancy typology, technology, crops/production, environmental and health effects due to irrigation, estimated net water use by source and irrigation water requirement, irrigation beneficiaries disaggregated by gender, costs subject to data availability and identifies and lists low-performing irrigation schemes as well as irrigation map. WaPOR is one of the major inputs for the IMISET particularly water reference and actual evapotranspiration, precipitation, and transpiration for estimating actual water use for irrigated agriculture and water withdrawal, irrigation and water use efficiency, beneficial fraction of actual evapotranspiration.
Agriculture being a key water user, careful monitoring of water productivity in this sector and exploring opportunities to use it efficiently and effectively are imperative measures to counter the increased pressure on water resources. Effective use of water is quite data-intensive, requiring timely and reliable information on the condition and water consumption of irrigated and rainfed food crops. Sound water management also has a central role to play in this; informed by reliable data, it can help build resilience in the face of increased risks to and demands on our food systems.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations though WaPOR project , Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands, and Ministry of Water and Energy.
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
Developed Web-based National Irrigation Database and Water Management Information System (MIS) for Ethiopia
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