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WORKING GROUP ON USE OF POOR QUALITY WATER FOR IRRIGATION (WG-PQW)

wg_pqwIn regions with high water stress, use of brackish and saline water and the recycling of wastewater is sometimes the only option available to address the growing water crisis. Drainage water, treated wastewater, brackish and desalinated water can be used in agriculture, especially in the arid and semi-arid zones and in rapidly growing peri-urban areas. Cities’ wastewaters are in fact a precious source of water and nutrients for agriculture that have to be properly managed to minimize environmental and health risks. It is estimated that worldwide about 20 million ha are irrigated with partially treated/ untreated wastewater.

 

The Working Group on use of Poor Quality Water (WG-PQW) promotes a safe and good management of poor quality waters for irrigation so as to minimize the negative impact on human health and the environment. The group also promotes the multiple use of poor quality water with due consideration to the institutional and legal aspect. The group has organized many international workshops on the topic and is actively collaborating with FAO, International Centre for Bio-saline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai and contributing to related UN-Task Forces. The SALTMED model has been developed for generic applications and accounts for different: irrigation systems, crops, soil types and fertilizer applications. It 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, and evapotranspiration.

 

 

Estd : 1995

 

Mandate

  • To promote a safe and good management of poor quality water for irrigation;
  • To minimize the negative impact on human health and the environment ;
  • To promote the multiple use of poor quality water, and
  • To give consideration to the Institutional and legislation aspects with regard to the use of poor quality waters.
Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VPH Samia El- Guindy  Egypt Chair (2011)
2
VPH R. Ragab  UK (1997)
3
VPH Karim Shiati  Iran (1997)
4
Dr. Leon van Rensburg  South Africa (2010)
5
Dr. Takanori Nagano  Japan (2011)
6
Dr. Tapas Kumar Biswas  Australia (2012)
7
Mr. Wu Wenyong China (2016)
8
FAO Representative   Permanent Observer
9
ICBA Representative  UAE Permanent Observer

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WG PRESENTATIONS



 

Distant Learning of SALTMED Model -

 

SALTMED

SALTMED Model Introduction

SALTMED FAQ Issue 1

SALTMED FAQ Issue 2

SALTMED FAQ Issue 3

SALTMED FAQ Issue 4

SALTMED FAQ Issue 5

SALTMED FAQ Issue 7

SALTMED FAQ Issue 8

SALTMED FAQ Issue 10



 

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-PQW Website

 

 

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