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BHIWA

 

Basin-wide Holistic Integrated Water Management (BHIWA) Model is especially developed to provide an integrated computational framework for a basin level assessment of water resources with a view to evaluate water sector polices. The model considers the entire land phase of the hydrologic cycle and is capable of depicting human impacts such as changes in land and water use, as also impacts of water storage and depletion through withdrawals for various water uses and inter basin water transfers. The model takes into consideration complex interaction between numerous factors including surface and groundwater, land use and natural water supply, storage and water withdrawals and returns, through separate water balances for surface and groundwater as well as an overall water balance. [More on BHIWA Model,,,,,]

 



PODIUM

 

The International Water Management Institute, as part of the World Water Vision 2025, has developed PODIUM - the policy dialogue model in 1999. The model, an interactive tool runs on a personal computer. The PODIUM enables the users to develop national level scenarios of water and food supply and demand on various policy options. Though PODIUM was recognized as a useful tool for generating scenarios, some limitations were also identified. The PODIUM beta version was a cereal based model [PodiumSIM (Zip file 2.21 MB)]. [More on PODIUM...}

 


 

MTD

 

The Multilingual Technical Dictionary (MTD) of all technical terms related to irrigation, drainage, flood management, environment, river training and allied disciplines (see contents below)is a flagship publication of the ICID. First published in English and French languages in 1967, the 4th edition of the MTD (English-French) was brought out on CD-ROM in the year 2002. Current 5th edition defines 9370 technical terms in Chinese, Japanese and Russian, besides English and French.

 

The MTD brings coherence in sharing and exchange of experiences and has proved to be highly useful for engineers, researchers, students, professionals, planners, designers, academics and all others related with the field of irrigation and drainage. Any term definition can be printed/copied with option to download/updates terms from ICID website. [More on MTD...]

 


 

WEAP

 

WEAP ("Water Evaluation And Planning" system) is a user-friendly software tool that takes an integrated approach to water resources planning. [More on WEAP....]

 


 

SALTMED model has been developed for generic applications. It accounts for different: irrigation systems, crops, soil types and fertilizer applications. The SALTMED model (Ragab, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2015) was developed to predict dry matter and yield, soil salinity and soil moisture profiles, salinity leaching requirements and soil nitrogen dynamics and nitrate leaching, soil temperature, water uptake, evapotranspiration. The model is friendly and easy to use benefiting from the WindowsTM environment; however, it is a physically based model using the well-known water and solute transport, evapotranspiration, and water uptake equations.


For more details contact: Vice President Hon. Dr Ragab Ragab

 

Download SALTMED 2015:

(i) Saltmed_2015 (Part 1) (Size: 92 MB); (ii) Saltmed_2015 (Part 2) (Size: 92 MB);

(iii) Saltmed_2015 (Part 3) (Size: 92 MB); and (iv) Saltmed_2015 (Part 4) (Size: 24 MB)

 

Please first create a single folder on your desktop or in your “C” drive named “SALTMED 2015”, then download

all the four parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) into the “SALTMED 2015” folder you have created. Inside the downloaded “SALTMED 2015” folder right click on the “saltmed_2015.part1.rar” and select extract using 'EXTRACT HERE' option to

bring all the contents of the four *.RAR files into the same folder (SALTMED 2015) you created. Pleae make sure that

all the four files are inside the folder before extracting. Before installing the model,

please read the files” Read me.doc“ first then read file “User Guide.pdf”.

 


 

IrriSEARCH

To help ICID in its objective of serving as a repository of knowledge in irrigation and drainage sector, a revised version of Irrigation Research (IrriSEARCH) database template was presented by the ICID Central Office during the 68th IEC meeting held in Mexico City in October 2017, with inputs from National Committees (NCs) and IRPID Nodes as per the directions of the AC-IRPID (International Research Program for Irrigation and Drainage: Advisory Committee).

IrriSEARCH will serve as an important tool in fulfilling the objectives of IRPID. It aims to bring together all agriculture water management (AWM) research activities from various NCs on a single forum to help others learn from their experiences. The IRPID program is one of the activities that could provide NCs an opportunity to improve its profile within the countries as it provides various research stakeholders in AWM research, a window to exchange and showcase ongoing research activities in the irrigation and drainage sector worldwide.

All the RNs and NCs are requested to encourage the research institutions in their country involved in AWM to join the network by projecting key information of their research activities for wider dissemination and play an active role in fulfilling the objectives of IRPID. For more info, kindly visit:

Institution Registration: http://www.icid.org/addresearchdata.php
Listing page: http://www.icid.org/listresearchinstitutes.php
http://www.icid.org/IrriSearch_icid.pdf



Web based DSS- Design of Micro Irrigation Systems (DOMIS)

 

The Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC) at Water Technology Centre, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India has introduced an online decision support system for designing micro irrigation systems in India. This online decision support system can be reached from http://domis.iari.res.in. For more...

 

 

 

 
   

 

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