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Presentation of Er. Avinash C. Tyagi, Secretary General, ICID at the 1st World Irrigation Forum (Plenary Session I on the Main Theme)

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1st World Irrigation Forum: Presentation of Er. Avinash C. Tyagi, Secretary General, ICID at the Plenary Session I on the Main Theme - Irrigation and drainage in a changing world: challenges and …

1st World Irrigation Forum: Presentation of Er. Avinash C. Tyagi, Secretary General, ICID at the Plenary Session I on the Main Theme - Irrigation and drainage in a changing world: challenges and opportunities for global food security

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  • 1. Irrigation and drainage in a changing world:  Irrigation and drainage in a changing world:  challenges and opportunities for global food  challenges and opportunities for global food  challenges and opportunities for global food security Avinash C Tyagi Secretary General International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
  • 2. Key drivers Increasing population and urbanization Changing diets Rapidly growing water demand from industrial/ energy/domestic sectors Increasing area under bio-energy crops Climate change impacts Increasing fresh water scarcity
  • 3. Challenges • • • • • • • • • • • • • Agriculture is the largest consumer of water – 70-80% In countries with large population the land resources are also limited There is greater demand from other sectors for various reasons Produce more with less water Pollution of water bodies due to excessive use of chemicals Most f th ld M t of the old projects b ilt during green revolution are getting j t built d i l ti tti obsolete Irrigation efficiencies are abysmally low in most surface irrigation projects j t Climate change: increasing variability and water scarcity Conflicts between head and tail end farmers Depleting groundwater Economic and financial viability of irrigation projects is fast eroding Dwindling new investments in irrigation sector …….
  • 4. Sub‐ Sub‐themes Sub-Theme 1: Policy, Interactions “Policy Science and Society Interactions” Sub-Theme 2: “Challenges and Developments in Financing Irrigation and Drainage Sector” Sub-Theme 3: “Integrated Water Management Approaches for “I t t dW t M tA h f Sustainable Food Production”
  • 5. Sub‐ Sub‐theme Keynote Speakers Keynote Speakers Sub-Theme 1: “Policy, Science and Society Interactions” Prof. Roberto Lenton, R b t B D P f R b t L t Robert B. Daugherty W t for Food h t Water f F d Institute Sub-Theme 2: “Challenges and Developments in Financing Irrigation and Drainage Sector” Ms Uma Lele Global Water Partnership (tbc) Lele, Sub-Theme 3: “Integrated Water Management Approaches for S t i bl Food Production” f Sustainable F d P d ti ” Dr. Thierry Facon, FAO (on behalf of Dr Unver Olcay)
  • 6. Sub‐ Sub‐theme Background Papers Sub theme Sub-theme 1 Mr. Laurie C. Tollefson (Canada) Sub-theme Sub theme 2 Mr. Francois Brelle (France), Coordinator Sub-theme 3 S b h Prof. Ms Charlotte de Fraiture (The Netherlands),
  • 7. WIF sessions • Main Theme: Irrigation and drainage in a changing world:  global food security Plenary No. 1 Plenary No 1 • Sub‐theme 1: Plenary No. 2 and 4 parallel sessions • Sub‐theme 2: Plenary No. 3 and 3 parallel sessions • Sub‐theme 3: Sub theme 3: Plenary No. 4 and 4 parallel sessions • Integrating session: Main Theme and sub‐themes Plenary No. 5 Pl N 5 • 3 Workshops, 2 Round tables, 2 Panel, 23 Side events • WIF ‐ Thematic wrap‐up p p
  • 8. WIF sessions (Contd…) Contd…) • Round tables  1. Policy Issues 2. Stakeholders • Panel Discussions 1. 1 Farmers 2. Industry • Side events: 23 different events  • Workshops (each one two sessions):      1. Water wisdom and sustainability 2. Developing management strategies for coping with  2 Developing management strategies for coping with drought and water scarcity 3. Management of water, crops and soils under climate  change
  • 9. Review of papers • Abstracts: received‐323 , approved‐275 • Full Papers: Full Papers: – Sub‐theme I:      Abstracts approved:    147,  – – – – Full papers received:     65 Sub‐theme II:       Abstracts approved:     44,   b h b Full papers received:    22  Sub‐theme III:      Abstracts approved:    117 ,  Full papers received:    38  Workshops:          Abstracts approved:    132 ,  Full papers received:    40  Total:                     Abstracts approved:     275  Full paper received:    165
  • 10. Top 20* full paper review Top 20 full paper review Sub‐Theme Full papers p p reviewed 1. Policy (recd. 16) 1 Policy (recd 16) 12 2. Finance (recd. 17)  9 3. IWRM (recd. 18)  17 * Based on Abstracts review * Based on Abstracts review Oral Poster presentation presentation 6 4 12 6 5 5
  • 11. Status on Short communications Status on Short communications • • • • Total Short communications accepted: 54 p Sub‐theme 1: accepted 20, received 12 Sub‐theme 2: accepted   4, received   2 Sub‐theme 3: accepted 16, received  3