Maliha has created Schech-e to solve the issue of the bad management od the irrigation system for rice cultivation in Bangladesh. Her solution is called AWD+ (Alternating Wasting and Drying). This is pipe similar device set in the ground where irrigation takes place. It has a perforated bottom part and non-perforated top part. It is attached to a stick which is colored and the marking is calibrated which helps in indication. This device provides 3 indications of water level which is- Too much water, OK, Needs water. By this solution, we can save water by knowing when too much water is being wasted. This advanced alternate wetting and drying device helps Farmers who want to reduce water wastage by effective irrigation method. During her pilot, she sold 19 devices sold and saved 3800 m3 of water saved through a better irrigation management.
YWF Bangladesh 2021