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2nd WORLD IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE PRIZE
Announcement of the Second World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2016
Prof. Bart Schultz of The Netherlands, a global expert in the field of drainage and lowland development has been selected by an eminent International Jury for award of the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize for his sustained, long standing and highly committed work to irrigation and drainage sector worldwide through education, research, planning and international project implementation.
Prof. Bart Schultz has unparalleled achievement in the field of land and water development, drainage, irrigation, flood protection and environmental engineering. During his long and distinguished career as Professor, at UNESCO-IHE, Prof. Bart Schultz has trained hundreds of graduate students at UNESCO-IHE and guided about 200 foreign students in their research for Master Degree and more than 15 for their PhD degree. The results of his research have been extensively used by government departments in Indonesia, Estonia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Central Asia, and The Netherlands, to name just a few.
He is a firm advocate of technology transfer through exchange of experiences and has been actively involved in ICID activities for more than 30 years having served as its VP and then President. He has chaired many Task Forces on the various World Water Foras and has been on the Editorial Board of the Irrigation and Drainage Journal (EB-JOUR) for more than 15 years.
Prof. Schultz will be presented with the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 6 November 2016.
World Irrigation and Drainage Prize is instituted by ICID to recognise the contribution of individuals and institutions promoting sustainable irrigation and enhanced agriculture production around the world. The Jury for the Second Edition of the Prize was chaired by President Honoraire Dr. Chandra Moodrmooto, with members drawn from FAO, DWFI and ICID.
Call for Nominations
ICID invites nominations for the ‘World Irrigation and Drainage Prize 2016’ (WID Prize) instituted to recognize the contributions made by an individual or an institution promoting sustainable irrigation and enhanced agriculture production around the world. The WID Prize, a unique award instituted by ICID, is awarded to recognise the work of dedicated professionals and institutions who have actively contributed to the development of irrigation and drainage during the past 15 years. The award is conferred upon an individual, a group of individuals or an institution without any discrimination whatsoever on the grounds of nationality, religion, race, gender, age or political belief.
The Prize including a cash award of US$10,000 and a ‘Citation Plaque’ citing the meritorious achievements of the winner will be awarded during the 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) scheduled from 6-12 November 2016 at Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Nominations are invited for the 2nd WID Prize from National Committees of ICID; Governments of ICID Member countries; International organizations and Non-governmental organizations / institution maintaining formal relations with ICID, especially those concerned with Irrigation and Drainage. Nominations must be submitted latest by 30 June 2016.
The candidates nominated for this prize shall have made exceptionally significant contribution through innovations in the field of irrigation and drainage by way of (a) research, (b) management, (c) technical services, (d) advocacy, (e) operationalization of innovations and (f) sensitization of decision makers and public; resulting in increased agriculture production, at national, regional and/or international level.
The prize winner(s) would be encouraged to give an acceptance speech/lecture on the subject relevant to the work for which the Prize is awarded.
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