Sustainable Asset Management System for Irrigation


Sustainable Asset Management System for Irrigation

02 March 2021

3:30–5:00 p.m. (GMT +8), Tuesday, Zoom


Enhancing irrigation service delivery requires improved management of assets in irrigation systems since this underpins the performance of formal irrigation schemes. Against this need, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has developed a software package, SAMS4i, that allows individual scheme managers and irrigation departments to input and track the status of their key assets as well as assess spatial variability within individual scheme performance. It also allows irrigation departments and development banks to view and compare assets across multiple schemes or even across countries.

This webinar (i) showed the functionality of the SAMS4i as an introduction to a discussion between IWMI and ADB colleagues on improving the software capability and presentation of results to maximize its utility for different irrigation interests and users, and (ii) highlighted linkages to other research and development between IWMI and ADB.

(Part 3 of the ADB Water and IWMI Webinar Series: Science and Innovation for a Water-Secure Future for All)

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Mar 2021 Presentation 1 Targeting Investments in Medium to Large Scale Irrigation Schemes, IMWI
In this presentation, Dr. Simon Langan presented proper guidance to identify areas where investments are important. He showed how the organization and...
Simon Langan, Lal Muthuwatta
02 Mar 2021 Presentation 2 RS based diagnostics for irrigation scheme performance
In this presentation, Dr. Lisa-Maria Rebelo showcased outputs from remote sensing analyses with ground level data. She also discussed how these integrations...
Lisa-Maria Rebelo
02 Mar 2021 Presentation 3 Disruptive technologies such as Smartstick for improved water measurements and financial viability of WCAs
In this presentation, Oyture Anarbekov discussed Smartstick as a disruptive technology that can improve water measurements and financial viability. He...
Oyture Anarbekov


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