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World Irrigation Forum (WIF)

The First World Water Forum (WIF1) took place in September 2013 at Mardin, Turkey and was attended by over 700 participants drawn from different disciplines including young scholars, farmers, academicians, researchers, international scientific community, engineers, industry and the irrigation managers and the irrigation managers. Mardin, the region that served as the cradle of irrigated agriculture that saw the human race transform from hunters to gatherers.


First World Irrigation Forum Inaugurated



The Inaugural Ceremony of the First World Irrigation Forum (WIF-1) was held at Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey on 29 September 2013 followed by various technical sessions and exhibition. [Video]


Dr. Dukhovny

Prof. Dukhovny receives the 1st World Irrigation and Drainage Prize


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) [More...] [Video]

Winners of Watsave Awards 2013

Winners of Best Paper Award 2013

Mardin Forum Statement

Background Papers (Sub-Theme - Policy, Finance, IWRM)

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Glimpses of Mardin Events, 2013


Highlights of the 1st World Irrigation Forum, Mardin, Turkey, 29 Sep. - 5 Oct. 2013


WIF1 Cover
WIF1 - Summary Report


The Summary Report of the First World Irrigation Forum contains a brief outcome of the various sessions, sub-themes, side events, roundtables and panel discussions. This report presents the highlights of the WIF1, benefitting particularly those who could not make it to Mardin. It also contains a DVD with full version of the background papers, keynote addresses, and various papers presented at the Forum.

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