As a result of devolution, NIA extends technical assistance on communal irrigation development to local government units (LGU). These LGUs include those with financial resources to implement their communal projects, and those with technical capabilities as well. The assistance to LGUs range from pre-construction to construction to operation and maintenance activities. This is at different levels of feasibility studies, civil works and operation, including institutional development.
NIA staff also visit project sites. Technology transfer is effected in the process. NIA also extends technical assistance to other government and private parties which have concerns on irrigation development and management. LGUs and other parties desiring to seek technical assistance may contact NIA's regional and provincial irrigation offices nationwide.