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WORKING GROUP ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT (WG-CLIMATE)

WG-CLIMATESince agriculture accounts for 70% of water use and up to 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, it contributes to and is threatened by climate change. Adapting water management policies and practices to the existing climate variability by building resilience is the best way to prepare for potential climate change. Improved water harvesting and storages (such as reservoirs, dams, pools, pits, retaining ridges, etc.), supplementing the water requirement for rain-fed crops, highly efficient irrigation systems and best practices are fundamental for addressing increasing variability of rainfalls, and reducing the adverse impacts of extreme events of floods and droughts.

 

ICID addresses these issues through its Working Group on Global Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE).The looming climate change and its likely impacts on water management for agriculture require cooperation cutting across institutional and disciplinary boundaries. It calls for intensification of data collection networks, research into methodologies to downscale the climate impacts on water and agriculture, review of the operation of storage systems, enhancing soil water storage with water harvesting structures, and sharing knowledge and information. WG-CLIMATE has the mandate to review the progression of and predictions for Global Climate Change (GCC) and climate variability and to explore and analyze the medium-term implications of climate change and climate variability for irrigation, drainage, and flood management. It stimulates discussion and raises awareness of water related GCC issues within the ICID network and at national scales among scientists and policy makers. The working group collaborates with global partners like UN System wide Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) under the leadership of WMO.

 

 

Re-Estd: 2015

 

Mandate:

  1. To share the information about prediction of the global and regional climate change and climate variability.

  2. To explore and analyze the implications of climate change and climate variability for agricultural water management including irrigation, drainage, and flood control

  3. To promote archiving useful information and case studies on climate change for practical use in improved impact assessment and adaptation development

  4. To enhance discussion on climate change and water management at national and regional scales among the stakeholders including academician, practitioners, decision makers, media as well as farmers and water users in a region

  5. To join the international dialogue on Climate change and water management.



 

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro Watanabe Japan (2006) Chair  (2014)
2
Dr. Ray Shyan Wu Chinese Taipei Vice Chairman 
3
Dr. Tian Fuqiang China Secretary 
4
Dr. Waleed Hassan M. Abou El Hassan Egypt  
5
Eng. Nermeen Essam El-Tahan – Young Professional Egypt Provisional Member
6
Mr. Mika Turunen  Finland  
7
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh India  
8
Mr. Atin Kumar Tyagi – Direct Member, JISL  India  
9
Dr. (Ms.) Fransisca Mulyantari Indonesia  
10
Dr. Nozar Ghahreman  Iran  
11
Mr. Hatem Hameed Hussein  Iraq  
12
Mr. Jafer Kathom Alwan Alamiryi - Young Professional  Iraq  
13
Prof. Dr. Choi, Jin-Yong  Korea, Rep. of  
14
Mr. Javeed Iqbal Bokhary  Pakistan  
15
Eng. (Ms.) Talatha Janaki Meegstenna Sri Lanka  
16
Dr. Guy Jobbins  UK  
17
Mr. Michael Davidson  USA  
18
Ms. Dilek Demirel Yazici Turkey  Provisional Member
19
WMO Representative   Permanent Observer
20
IWMI Representative   Permanent Observer
21
FAO Representative   Permanent Observer


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WG on Global Climate Change and Irrigation (2005-2007) changed its name WG on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE) (2007) and re-constituted WG on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE) in 2015 with a new mandate.

 

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