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WORKING GROUP ON WATER AND CROP (WG-WATER & CROP)

wg_cropAccess to water (rain, surface and groundwater) in adequate quantity is essential for optimum crop production.  It is known that the yield from irrigated crops is double as compared to rainfed crop and hence the importance of water in irrigated agriculture. Further, the trend of diverting land and water to producing biofuel crops is increasing.

 

Recently a study (www.earthpolicy.org) suggested that irrigation water allocation to biofuel production is estimated at 44 billion cubic meters. This is alarming. Issues related with water for food and fuel crops needs to be thoroughly studied and hence the Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP).The WG promotes the efficient use of water in crop production; investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production; develop techniques for rainfall harvesting; promote the multi-functionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation; and investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

 

 

Establishment: 2007

 

Mandate

  • To promote the efficient use of water in crop production;
  • To provide input to test crop water models;
  • To investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production;
  • To develop techniques for rainfall harvesting;
  • To promote the multifunctionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation;
  • To investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change; and
  • To promote low input agriculture.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VPH Ragab Ragab UK Chair  (2007)
2
VPH Laurie C. Tollefson  Canada Vice-Chair  (2009)
3
Dr. K. Yella Reddy  India Secretary (2009)
4
Prof. Dr. Mohd Amin Mohd Soom Malaysia (2011)
5
Dr. Magdi T. Abdelhamid Egypt (2011)
6
Mrs. Gao Hong China (2012)
7
Prof. Dr. Allah Bakhsh  Pakistan (2015)
8
Ir. Adang Saf Ahmad Indonesia Provisional Member (2015)
9
Dr. P. Soman (Direct Member), JISL India Provisional Member (2015)
10
Dr. Nader Heydari Iran Provisional Member (2016)
11
Dr. Wu Di China Provisional Member (2016)
12
Ir. Abbas Fadhel Mohammed Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
13
Ir. Shatha Salim Maged Iraq Provisional Member (YP) (2016)
14
Mr. Syaiful Mahdi Indonesia Observer (2015) 
15
FAO representative  Permanent Observer
16
CIGR representative - Mr. Herbert H. Van Lier Permanent Observer
17
Prof. D. Wrachien  Italy Permanent Observer
18
ICRISAT representative Permanent Observer

 

International Workshop on Environmental Consequences of Irrigation with Poor Quality Waters, 12 September, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Proceedings of International Conference on Drought Mitigation and Prevention of Land Desertification, Bled, Slovenia, 21 - 25 April 2002

 

More Crop Per Drop

 

PRESENTATIONS ]

 

Document on "Water saving practices in rice paddy cultivation (State-of-art report on irrigation systems in Japan) [PDF format 600KB]

 

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SALTMED FAQ Issue 4

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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”.


 

WG-CROP Website

 

  • WG on Crops and Water Use (1986-1997)
  • Renamed as WG on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production (WG- CROP) (1997)
  • Renamed Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP) in 2007 to 2019
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