To manage water resources effectively it is important to understand how much water is available to support irrigation, energy production, urban and rural water supply, industry, the natural environment, etc. Changing climate and development pressures (e.g. irrigation expansion) will continually impact the availability of water.
One of the first steps is to determine the selection criteria for identifying schemes to be rehabilitated or constructed. These criteria are used to inform an initial list of project areas and potential irrigation schemes to be considered. CAVAC developed its selection criteria based on the lessons learned during the implementation of its first phase (2010-2015).