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HIGHLIGHTS OF 63rd IEC MEETING AND 7th ASIAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE, ADELAIDE, JUNE 2012

A view of the opening ceremony


 

Newly Elected Office Bearers (2012-2015)

 

Winners of WatSave Award 2012

 

Technology: Prof. Peng Shizhang (China)

Innovative Water Management: Mr. Peter McCamish (Australia)

 

Best Paper Award 2012

 

Zahra Paydar, Freeman Cook, Emmanuel Xevi, and Keith Bristow (Australia) received 'Best Paper Award 2012' for their outstanding paper titled "An Overview of Irrigation Mosaics" published in Volume 60, No.4.


Opening of the ICID Asian Regional/ IAL Conference and Trade Show at Adelaide

A view of the opening ceremony

ICID’s 7th Asian Regional/ Irrigation Australia Conference and Trade Show were opened today at the grand ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  More than 500 delegates from 56 countries have gathered in Adelaide- the wine capital of Southern Australia. At the outset, Mr. Ian Atkinson, CEO of IAL welcomed the delegates. Mr. Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities addressed the gathering through pre-recorded video. President Dr. Gao Zhanyi delivered the keynote speech on ‘Water and Irrigation for Food Security’. Mr. Hon Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, Mr. Peter Toome, Chair IAL and Mr. Thierry Facon of FAO also gave speeches on the occasion.

Earlier, on 24 June, ICID’s 63rd Foundation Day was celebrated at the Conference venue which was attended by representatives of all National Committees present together with delegates from other international organizations. Vice President Willem Vlotman, Chair Australian National Committee welcomed the delegates.  Secretary General Avinash Tyagi gave a brief history of ICID’s establishment. Pres. Hon Bart Schultz provided a very interesting introspection of the Commission’s journey through last decades. Finally President Dr. Gao Zhanyi in his address highlighted the challenges to be tackled by ICID in coming years. 

President Gao Zhanyi


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