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Dr. Dukhovny

 

During the inaugural ceremony of the 1st World Irrigation Forum, H.E. Prof. Dr. Veysel EROGLU, Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs presented the first World Irrigation and Drainage Prize 2013 to Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny (Uzbekistan) for his outstanding contributions to the development of agriculture water management for over 57 years. The WID prize comprised of a cash award of US$ 10,000 and magnificent trophy.

 

 

 


Announcement of the First World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2013

 

Prof. Dukhovny, 1st World Irrigation and Drainage Prize - 2013 Winner"From a strong field of eminent candidates, the international Jury for the ICID World Irrigation and Drainage Prize 2013, chaired by President Honoraire Mr Peter Lee, with members drawn from FAO, IWMI and ICID has adjudged Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny as the winner of the First World Irrigation and Drainage Prize 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of agriculture water management made over 57 years.

 

An eminent researcher, academician, engineer and administrator in the Irrigation and Drainage Sector, Prof. Dr. Dukhovny is known for his vision, knowledge,extensive experience, dedication, andunwavering commitment to land and water productivity improvements for agriculture and to achieving food and water security. Prof. Dukhovny is an ardent advocate of the benefits of water sharing for peace, human security and economic prosperity.

The first part of Dr Dukhovny's career was notable for his leadership of the construction and development of irrigation over 700,000 ha of the Central Asian steppes encompassing best practice at the time, and incorporating several innovations in drainage technology as well as irrigation, which were the result of his field research.

 

Dr Dukhovny was then for more than 20 years Director of the Central Asian Scientific Institute on Irrigation (SANIIRI) and helped change perspectives on the management of water resources in the Aral Sea Basin. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, he has been a key advocate of inter-state collaboration on the responsible use of water in the basin. He is well-known across the water sector internationally as a champion of irrigation and drainage, and for continuing research and exchange of ideas in its development. He has worked hard in often very difficult circumstances to further these causes, and at the same time nurture a new generation of irrigation professionals."

 

Prof. Dukhovny's commitment and dedication to the water-related activities, especially meeting the irrigation and drainage challenges encountered in the Aral Sea Basin, has evoked admiration among his peers. His name has always been in the forefront and synonymous with Aral Sea Basin Region and its related issues contributing to: the development of water policy and basin strategy for harnessing water resources; assessment of social-economic influence of water development; tackling ecological consequences of irrigation in arid zones; restoration and rehabilitation of old irrigation systems; control of salinity of lands in Central Asia; optimization of water management in river basins; and by enhancing cooperation in I&D sector in Central Asia.

 

Prof. Dukhovny has more than 30 patents and Certificates of Innovation awarded by the Soviet government especially for new methods of lining canals, design of trench less drainage machines with depth of 3 meters, system of combined drains and others. He was given Soviet Union State Award for implementation of horizontal drainage (1978), and for implementation of specific methods of vertical drainage (1973). Under his leadership, many of these innovations such as subsurface and vertical drainage, combined lining of canals, steady method of leaching, tube irrigation from stationary and flexible tubes and many others were implemented and recognized through numerous awards by the Governments of the erstwhile Soviet Union and the Uzbek Republic.

 

Born on 20 April 1934 at Kharkov, Ukraine Prof. Dukhovny is currently the Director of Scientific Information Center of Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia (SIC ICWC) where he has been actively engaged in the implementation of drip irrigation, development of theoretical and practical frameworks for integrated water resources management in arid areas, with large-scale pilot testing in the Fergana Valley, and installation of SCADA system on the Syr Darya rivers and the Fergana Valley.

 

Prof. Dukhovny, a leading Professor of Irrigation and Drainage, has been a universal teacher and mentor to a number of research students from all over the world guiding them in their doctorate work. He has authored more than 350 publications, 28 books and monographs.

 

Prof. Dukhovny has been associated with many international organizations in the water sector: as Vice President of ICID; Governor of World Water Council; Member of Board of International Water Resources Association; and Executive Secretary of Eastern Europe, Caucasia and Central Asia network of International Network of Basin Organizations, to name a few.

 

Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny will be presented with the First World Irrigation and Drainage Prize comprising of a Cash Award of US$ 10000 and a Citation Plaque at the inaugural ceremony of the First World Irrigation Forum in Mardin, Turkey, on 29 September 2013

 

 

PRIX MONDIAL D’IRRIGATION ET DE DRAINAGE

 

Annonce pour le Premier Prix mondial d’irrigation et de drainage 2013

 

Prof. Dukhovny, 1st World Irrigation and Drainage Prize - 2013 WinnerD'un fort groupe des candidats éminents, le Jury international chargé du Prix Mondial d'irrigation et de Drainage 2013, a retenu Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny (Ouzbékistan) en tant que lauréat de ce Prix en reconnaissance de son contribution exceptionnelle au développement de la gestion d'eau agricole depuis plus de 57 ans.

 

Chercheur éminent, académicien, ingénieur et administrateur du secteur d'Irrigation et de drainage, Prof. Dukhovny est reconnu pour sa vision, ses connaissances, sa vaste expérience, son dévouement et son engagement inébranlable à l’amélioration de la productivité de la terre et de l'eau pour l'agriculture et à la réalisation de la sécurité alimentaire et hydrique. Prof Dukhovny est un ardent défenseur des avantages du partage de l'eau pour la paix, la sécurité humaine et la prospérité économique.

 

La première partie de la carrière du Prof. Dukhovny était remarquable pour son leadership consacré à la construction et au développement de l'irrigation dans plus de 700.000 ha de la steppe d'Asie centrale englobant les meilleures pratiques à l'époque, et pour l’intégration de plusieurs innovations dans la technologie de drainage ainsi que l'irrigation, qui ont fait le résultat de ses recherches sur le terrain.

 

Prof Dukhovny a assuré la charge du Directeur de l’Institut scientifique d'Asie centrale sur l'irrigation (SANIIRI) pour plus de 20 et a contribué à changer les points de vue concernant la gestion des ressources en eau dans le bassin de la mer d'Aral. Après l’éclatement de l'Union soviétique, il a joué un rôle prépondérant dans la collaboration interétatique sur l'utilisation responsable de l'eau dans le bassin. Il est bien connu dans le secteur de l'eau au niveau international en tant qu’un champion de l'irrigation et du drainage, et a poursuivi des recherches et d'échange d'idées pour le développement de ce secteur. Il a travaillé dur dans des circonstances souvent très difficiles pour faire avancer ces causes et en même temps éduquer la nouvelle génération de professionnels d'irrigation.

 

L'engagement et le dévouement du Prof. Dukhovny aux activités liées à l'eau, en particulier sa réponse aux défis d’irrigation et de drainage dans le bassin de la mer d'Aral, a suscité l'admiration de ses pairs. Son nom était toujours au centre de et synonyme avec le bassin de la Mer d’Aral et les questions connexes qui contribuaient : au développement de la politique de l'eau et de la stratégie de bassin pour l’exploitation des ressources en eau, à l'évaluation de l’impact socio-économique du développement de l'eau, à la lutte contre les conséquences écologiques de l'irrigation dans les zones arides, à la restauration et à la réhabilitation des anciens systèmes d'irrigation, au contrôle de la salinité des terres en Asie centrale, à l'optimisation de la gestion d'eau dans les bassins fluviaux, et au renforcement de la coopération dans le secteur I & D en Asie centrale.

 

Prof Dukhovny possède plus de 30 brevets d’invention et certificats d'innovation qui lui sont attribués par le gouvernement soviétique en particulier pour de nouvelles méthodes de revêtement des canaux, la conception des machines de drainage sans tranchée avec une profondeur de 3 mètres, les systèmes combinés des égouts et d’autres. Il est lauréat du Soviet Union State Award pour la mise en œuvre de drainage horizontal (1978), et la mise en œuvre des méthodes spécifiques de drainage vertical (1973). Sous sa direction, bon nombre de ces innovations telles que le drainage souterrain et vertical, le revêtement combiné des canaux, la méthode régulière de lessivage, l'irrigation par tuyaux fixes et souples et de nombreuses autres ont été mises en œuvre et reconnues par la remise de nombreux prix par les gouvernements de l'ancienne Union soviétique et la République ouzbèke.

 

Né le 20 avril 1934, à Kharkov, Ukraine, Prof Dukhovny est actuellement directeur de Centre d’information scientifique de l’Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia (SIC ICWC), où il a participé activement à la mise en œuvre de l'irrigation goutte à goutte, du développement de la théorie et des cadres pratiques pour la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau dans les zones arides, avec des essais pilotes à grande échelle dans la vallée de Fergana, et l'installation du système SCADA sur la rivière Syr Darya et dans la vallée de Fergana.

 

Prof Dukhovny, professeur éminent de l'irrigation et du drainage, a été un professeur universel et un mentor d’un certain nombre d'étudiants chercheurs du monde et les a guidé dans leur travail de doctorat. Il a rédigé plus de 350 publications, 28 livres et des monographies.

 

Prof Dukhovny a été associé aux nombreuses organisations internationales relevant de l'eau: en tant que vice-président de la CIID, gouverneur du Conseil mondial de l'Eau, membre du conseil de l'Association internationale des ressources en eau et Secrétaire exécutif du Réseau international de l'Europe orientale, du Caucase et de l'Asie centrale du Réseau International des Organisations du Bassin. Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny recevra ce Prix qui porte une bourse de 10 000 $ américains et une plaque de citation lors de la cérémonie inaugurale du premier Forum mondial d'irrigation à Mardin, Turquie, le 29 septembre 2013

 

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Call for Nominations

  1. With the objective to promote sustainable irrigation and enhanced agriculture production to achieve food security around the world ICID has instituted the World Irrigation and Drainage Prize (WID Prize) and recognize thecontributions made by an individual or an institution in the field of Irrigation and Drainage that havefar reaching and wide impacts.

  2. WID Prize is intended to recognizethe work of dedicated professionals andinstitutions who have actively contributed to the development of Irrigation and Drainage during the past 15 years ensuring increased agricultural production at national, regional and international level. The award will be 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.

  3. The Prize including a cash award of US $10,000 and a ‘Citation Plaque’ citing the meritorious achievements of the winnerwill be awarded during the triennial World Irrigation Forum. The Prize would be awarded by the President of ICID at an official ceremony to be held for that purpose in the presence of the participants of the First World Irrigation Forum scheduled from 29 September 2013 – October 3, 2013.

  4. Nominations are invited latest by 15th May 2013 from:
    1. National Committees of ICID,
    2. Governments of ICID Member countries,
    3. International organizations, and
    4. Non-governmental organizations/institution maintaining formal consultative relations with ICID, especially those concerned with Irrigation and Drainage.
  5. Nominations shall be submitted in Annex to the Secretary-General in English or in French, along with all supporting documentsin electronic form and in hard copy, duly signed under intimation to the National Committees or International Organizations, where they exist, or the Government of the country where the nominee has implemented its work proposed to be considered for the Prize. A self-nomination shall not be considered.

  6. The candidates nominated for this prize shall have made exceptionally significant contribution through innovations in the field of irrigation and drainage to the promotion 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 levelfulfilling thefollowing criteria.
    1. The significant contribution must be shown to have resulted in a demonstrable improvement in the availability of agricultural water in a large area for large number of farmers, thereby increasing food production.
    2. The impact ofthe achievement must be measurable and quantifiable - demonstrated either in terms of (a) increased area under irrigation and drainage; (b) increased productivity; (c) increased efficiency in use of irrigation water; and or (d) enhanced net income; thereby improving food security and/or agricultural water security.
    3. It must be clearly shown that this increase was the direct result of the specific actions, activities and work of the nominee (i.e., without his or her specific accomplishment, change would not have occurred).
    4. The area affected and the extent of the change the farmers / rural population experienced in terms of quality of life and economic condition of the people of that region will be a major factor in evaluating the relative significance of the work.
    5. In weighing the merits of the work, consideration may be given to attaining a balance among all segments   of the irrigated agricultural production.
    6. Weightage shall also be given to the complexity of the problem tackled, multi-disciplinary approaches adopted, and inter-institutional cooperation affected in achieving success.
    7. Consideration will also be given to the degree of ingenuity and determination involved in attaining this change or advancement.
    8. The prize is intended to be awarded to one person or one institution. In exceptional circumstances where an individual person(or persons) has collaborated in an indispensable way, more than one person may be included in the nomination.
  7. The prize winner(s) would be encouraged to give an acceptance speech/lecture on the subject relevant to the work for which the Prize has been awarded. Such a lecture shall be organized during the Prize giving ceremony.

 



 

ANNEX

 

ICID’s “World Irrigation and Drainage Prize”

 

FORMAT FOR NOMINATION

 


1. Nominating Organisation

  1. Name(s) of person(s) submitting nomination :-
  2. Name of Nominating Organisation :-
  3. Mailing Address :-
  4. Telephone number :-
  5. E-mail address :-

2. Nominee’s detail

  1. Nominee’s name :-
  2. Current position :-
  3. Mailing address :-
  4. E –mail address :-
  5. Telephone number :-

3. Bio graphical information

  1. Date and Place of birth :-
  2. Education :-
  3. A resume or CV detailing the nominee’s position held, professional affiliations, honours and awards received (as Annexure).
  4. Photograph of the nominee (2 copies).

4. Synopsis

 

[Provide synopsis of nominee’s achievement in 150 words or less].

 

5. Statement of achievement

 

[In not more than 1000 words, describing the work of the nominee, its impact in terms of numbers of  people benefitted, geographical boundaries of the impact and measure of per capita increase in income of the people benefitted].

 

6. Seconding Nominations

 

[Letters seconding the nomination from at least two individuals who are familiar with the nominees work but not directly associated with the nominating organisation must be provided. Seconding letters should ideally provide additional or supplemental information regarding the nominee’s achievement as well as its impact on the people].

 

7. Supplementary Documents

 

[Provide a List of the Documents attached that support the nomination, including but not limited to articles describing the nominee’s work, achievement,impact and evaluation of the work, and publications by the Nominee or about the work that directly relate to the nomination should be providedAll attached documents should be submitted in Microsoft word &pdf format].