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2nd World Irrigation Forum & 67th International Executive Council Meeting

6-12 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Second World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2016

 

President Hon. Prof. Schultz

Prof. Bart Schultz to receive the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, at Chiang Mai

 

During the Opening Ceremony of WIF2, H.E. General Chatchai Sarikulya, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand; H.E. Tian Xuebin, Vice Minister of Ministry of Water Resources, China; and President Dr. Saeed Nairizi presented the World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2016 to Prof. Bart Schultz (The Netherlands) for his sustained, long standing and highly committed work to irrigation and drainage sector worldwide through education, research, planning and international project implementation. The WID prize comprised of a cash award of US$ 10,000, citation and a trophy.

 

 

Newly Elected Office Bearers (2016-2019)

 

The Council elected Prof. Dr. Charlotte de Fraiture (The Netherlands), Mr. Ian Makin (UK), and Prof. Abdelhafid DEBBARH (Morocco) as Vice Presidents for the period 2015-18.

 

 

Winners of WatSave Award 2016

 

Technology


Winner of Technology Award 2016

 

 

Prof. Li Jiusheng (China)

 

For his work on "“Innovation and Extension of Sprinkler and Micro Irrigation Technologies in China”.

 

 


 


 

Innovative Water Management

 

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Mr. Va-Son Boonkird and Dr. Watchara Suiadee (Thailand)

 

For their work on “Innovation, Implementation and Extension of the Water Saving Integrated Smart Farming – AWDI Technique in Thailand”

 

 

 


 

Young Professional

 

Winner of Young Professional Award 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Mohamed El-Hagarey (Egypt)

 

For his work on “Save Irrigation Water Using the Innovative Machine of Soil and Water Management for Rice Crop Cultivation (SWMR)”.

 

 

 

 


 

Farmer

 

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Mr. Chandra Shekhar H. Bhadsavle, Mr. Changdev K. Nirguda and Mr. Anil D. Nivalkar (India)

 

For their work on  “Sanguna Rice Technique – Zero Till, Conservation Agriculture”

 

 

Best Paper Award 2016

 

The Wiley-Blackwell 2016 Best Paper Award was awarded to Ludivine Pradeleix, Philippe Roux, Sami Bouarfa, Bochre Jaouani, Zohra Lili-Chabaane and Veronique Bellon-Maurel for their paper titled “Environmental impacts of contrasted groundwater pumping systems assessed by life cycle assessment methodology: Contribution to the water-energy nexus”, published in the ICID Journal (Volume 64, Issue 1, February 2015 issue). The award was given during 67th IEC meeting on 8 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and was received by Ms. Ludivine Pradeleix.

 

Important Decisions taken at the 67th IEC meeting, 2016
  1. Approved Somalian membership to join ICID

  2. The Council elected Dr. (Mrs.) Irena G. Bondarik (Russia), Mr. Waseem Nazir (Pakistan), and Er. Madhav Belbase (Nepal) as Vice Presidents for the period 2016-2019.

  3. New Chairs of the workbodies:

    PCSO: VP Bong Hoon Lee (Korea)
    PCTA:  VP Dr. Ding Kunlun (China)
    WG-ENV: VP Prof. Charlotte de Fraiture (The Netherlands)
    AFRWG: VP Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba (Egypt)
    WG-IDM: Ms. Mary Jean M. Gabriel (South Africa)

  4. Approved hosting of World Water System Heritage (WSH) Program Secretariat at ICID Central Office and participate in the program

  5. The Best Paper Award for 2016, selected out of the papers published in the ICID Journal (Volume 64, Issue 1, February 2015 issue) during the year 2015, was presented to Ludivine Pradeleix, Philippe Roux, Sami Bouarfa, Bochre Jaouani, Zohra Lili-Chabaane and Veronique Bellon-Maurel for their paper titled “Environmental impacts of contrasted groundwater pumping systems assessed by life cycle assessment methodology: Contribution to the water-energy nexus”

  6. The WatSave Award were presented for:
    • Technology:“Innovation and Extension of Sprinkler and Micro Irrigation Technologies in China” by Prof. Li Jiusheng (China)

    • Innovative Water Management: “Innovation, Implementation and Extension of the Water Saving Integrated Smart Farming – AWDI Technique in Thailand” by Prof. Samiha Ouda and Prof. Abd-El-Hafeez-Zohry” by Mr. Va-Son Boonkird and Dr. Watchara Suiadee (Thailand)

    • Young Professional: “Save Irrigation Water Using the Innovative Machine of Soil and Water Management for Rice Crop Cultivation (SWMR)” by Dr. Mohamed El-Hagarey (Egypt)

    • Farmers’: “Sanguna Rice Technique – Zero Till, Conservation Agriculture” by Mr. Chandra Shekhar H. Bhadsavle, Mr. Changdev K. Nirguda and Mr. Anil D. Nivalkar (India)
  7. Total twenty five irrigation structures were included in the ICID Register of Heritage Irrigation Structures (12 Approved from 2016 + 13 cleared Provisional in 2015)

    – China
    1. Chatan Weir Irrigation System
    2. Lougang Irrigation and Drainage System of Taihu Lake Basin
    3. Zhengguo Canal Irrigation System; and 

      Cleared Provisional from 2015

    4. Quebei Pond
    5. Tuoshan Weir
    6. Zhuji Shadoof Irrigation System
    – Korea
    1. Byeokgol-je
    2. Chukmanje Dam
    – Japan
    1. Teruizeki Irrigation Canal
    2. Asakasosui Irrigation System
    3. Naganoseki Irrigation Canal
    4. Asuwagawa Irrigation Canal

    5. Meiji-yousui Irrigation Canal
    6. Kounomizo-Hyakutaroumizo Irrigation System
    7. Mannou-ike Reservoir; and 

      Cleared Provisional from 2015

    8. Uchikawa Irrigation System
    9. Murayama-rokkamurasegi-sosui Irrigation Canal

    10. Takinoyusegi and Okhawarasegi Irrigation System
    11. Jikkasegi Irrigation System
    12. Genbegawa Irrigation Canal
    13. Minamiieki-kawaguchi-yusui Irrigation System
    14. Tokiwako Reservoir

    – Egypt

    Cleared Provisional from 2015

    1. Aswan Dam

    2. Delta Barrages

    – Russia

    Cleared Provisional from 2015

    1. Drainage System in Novgorod Region

  8. Approval to organize:

    1. 8th Asian Regional Conference, March 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal
    2. 69th IEC & 5th American Regional Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, 23 - 28 September 2018, Saskatoon, Canada
    3. 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference, January 2019, Aurangabad, India
    4. 70th IEC and 3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF3), 2019, Indonesia
    5. 71st IEC and 24th ICID Congress, 12 May to 18 May 2020, Sydney, Australia
  9. Approved the direct membership of:

    1. Asian Development Bank (Institution)
    2. Central Board of Irrigation and Power (Institution)
    3. Dr. Ashish Pandey, India (Life Membership - Individual)
    4. Prof. Umesh C. Chaube, India (Life Membership – Individual Retiree)
    5. Dr. R. Mahesh, India (Individual – Young Professional)
 
   
   

 

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