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ICID e-Bulletin 22 November 2021
  •   Monday, 2021-November-22


    Smart farming can make North Carolina a leader in global fight against hunger
    19 November 2021
    The worlds population is predicted to increase by two billion by 2050, to nearly 10 billion people. click here

    These 45 countries have pledged over $4 billion to support sustainable agriculture, but is it enough?
    18 November 2021
    Around 25 percent of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, and 45 countries have pledged to transition to sustainable farming. click here

    Chickpea gene collection a boon for world agriculture
    15 November 2021
    Comprehensive genetic library of chickpeas gives one the worlds oldest, and most commonly grown, cultivated crops a brighter future. click here



    Global climate change cooperation: Takeaways from COP26 for regulated entities
    19 November 2021
    Methane significantly contributes to ground-level ozone formation and warming, making it a prime target in climate change reduction efforts. click here

    Why womens participation is essential to achieve global climate targets
    17 November 2021
    More than 125 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - with women and children making up more than 75%. click here

    COP26: Everything to know about the climate change summit on 10 November
    10 November 2021
    The first draft of COP26 agreement asks countries to strengthen climate targets; the world is on track for a dangerous 2.4C of warming this century. click here



    UN sounds alarm on Somalias rapidly worsening drought
    19 November 2021
    Somalias rapidly worsening drought has left more than two million people facing severe food and water shortages, the United Nations has warned. click here

    Drought modelling
    19 November 2021
    We have supported a project to develop an approach to assess the welfare impacts of drought in Sub-Saharan Africa. click here

    Crops are imprinted by past droughtswhich could help them prepare for future ones
    19 November 2021
    Poring over 20 years of crop yield data researchers discover an intriguing form of natural drought resilience that offers clues for climate adaptation and food security. click here



    UN-backed floating city built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes is headed to South Korea
    20 November 2021
    The project's designers envision a flood-proof city that produces its own food and water. click here

    British Columbia devastated by catastrophic floods
    18 Novemner 2021
    A state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia (BC) - Canada's western-most province - in the wake of the storm. click here

    Floods, sewage and crocodiles: the crisis of the Gambias sinking city
    15 November 2021
    To preserve Banjul beach, activists with Clean Earth Gambia started planting thousands of coconut trees in the sand, hoping the palms will defend the coastline against the encroaching sea. click here



    How COVID-19 crisis undermined MENA states food security progress
    20 November 2021
    MENAs progress toward UN SDG of zero hunger has been set back by the pandemic, the study says. click here

    Food for thought: Why school meals are critical to global recovery
    19 November 2021
    The school closures put into the spotlight what an important safety net school meals are for many communities globally. click here

    To tackle instability and conflict, It's timeto elevate hunger as a national security priority
    15 November 2021
    According to the latest National Intelligence Estimate food insecurity, along with other issues in a handful of countries. click here



    Morocco to host 5th African regional conference on water management
    20 November 2021
    The event will explore sustainable water management in Africa amid mounting climate-change related challenges in the continent. click here

    What will it take to meet irrigation demand this year?
    20 November 2021
    The Boise reservoir system needs an estimated 73% of its average streamflow to meet 2022 irrigation demand. click here

    Hawaiis water irrigation systems are priority infrastructure
    19 November 2021
    The aging agricultural facilities need to be maintained and upgraded to meet local food production goals. click here



    South Asia Hydromet Forum 2021
    18 November 2021
    The third annual South Asia Hydromet Forum (SAHF III) on November 15-18, 2021, will examine how pooling data, resources, and information can improve weather and climate services as the region adapts to climate change. click here

    Portable Oasis extracts water from dry desert air
    17 November 2021
    An ultraporous humidity sponge could provide 300 gallons of fresh water a day. click here

    Global water security & sanitation partnership
    15 November 2021
    Today, about 2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water and 3.6 billion lack safely managed sanitation. click here
ICID News 2021 - Third Quarter
  •   Wednesday, 2021-November-17

    This issue includes


    1) President's Message


    2) 5th African Regional Conference and 72nd International Executive Council Meeting, 23-30 November 2021, Marrakech, Morocco: This article gives a brief introduction to the forthcoming 5th African Regional Conference (ARC) being organized in Morocco. The African Regional Conference (ARC) series started in April 2004 in Cairo, Egypt addressing agricultural drainage. Because of global restrictions posed due to COVID-19, the 5th conference in the series will be organized on a hybrid model (physical and online participation) by the Moroccan National Committee of ICID (ANAFIDE) from November 23 to 26, 2021 in Marrakech, Morocco with the support of the Directorate of Irrigation and Agricultural Land Planning.


    3) The Emphasis on Agricultural Water Management in the IPCC Climate Report 2021 and the Role of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage: This article reflects on the IPCC's Climate report, its future implications and the efforts of the ICID's working group on climate (WG-Climate) to help mitigate the impacts of climate change and adapt to them.


    4) Remote Sensing Based Irrigation Intelligence With Manna Software: This article describes the Manna Irrigation Software which helps in decision-making support system for farm management.


    5) ICID Initiative for A Global Inventory of Irrigation and Drainage Projects: This article describes the necessity for having a global view of projects devoted to irrigation and drainage for understanding development and approaches used worldwide.


    6) ICID Forthcoming Events

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ICID Monthly News-Update October 2021
  •   Wednesday, 2021-November-17



Some of the issue's highlights:-


    1) From Secretary-General's Desk

    2) President Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab Made a Presentation at the Glasgow University, UK

    3) 5th African Regional Conference of ICID on Sustainable Irrigation for Improved Resilience of Agriculture in Africa and 72nd IEC of ICID 23-30 November 2021, KENZI ROSE GARDEN Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

    4) A message from Irrigation Australia

    5) ICID Forthcoming Events & Other Updates

    6) President of the Moroccan National ICID Committee (ANAFIDE) Writes an Open Letter about the Morrocco Events

    7) President's Prof. Dr. Ragab Activities (October 2021)

    8) A Writeup from Dr. Ray Shyan Wu, President CTCID and Chairman of WG-CLIMATE

    9) 4th African Young Water Professionals Forum, 25-27 October 2021

    10) ICID Initiative for a Global Inventory of Irrigation and Drainage Projects

    11) President Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab Attended the International Event onInternational Symposium Mitigating Agricultural Greenhouses Gases and Increase Carbon Sequestration in a Circular Economy

    12) News from UNs International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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ICID e-Bulletin 15 November 2021
  •   Wednesday, 2021-November-17


    State of organic agriculture: a global perspective
    14 November 2021
    organic farms generally have more plant diversity, greater faunal diversity (insects, soil fauna and microbes, birds), and often more habitat and landscape diversity. click here

    The future of agriculture
    14 November 2021
    Automation has been a key factor for progress since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and it can make farming easier and more efficient. click here

    Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid the climate crisis
    13 November 2021
    Country says it can no longer be rice first as it urges farmers in Mekong Delta to change planting techniques or consider alternatives. click here



    Climate change is transforming the bodies of Amazonian birds
    12 November 2021
    A 40-year study found 77 species of rainforest birds weigh less on average, and many have longer wings than they used to. click here

    8 Wonders of the world that climate change could destroy
    9 November 2021
    In 2020, the IUCN World Heritage Outlook warned that 7 percent of all-natural wonders faced critical threats due to the climate crisis and that 30 percent were of significant concern. click here

    COP26: Sweden steps up to help at-risk small-scale farmers adapt to climate change
    8 November 2021
    Recent research supported by IFAD shows that the yields of staple crops such as maize could decrease by as much as 80 percent by 2050 in parts of Angola, Lesotho, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe due to climate change. click here



    "ASEAN Regional Plan" of action for adaptation to drought 2021-2025
    12 November 2021
    The impact of drought is not limited to water consumption for agricultural purposes but also affects domestic and industrial water consumption, with critical long-term implications. click here

    The climate crisis is about the Global Souths present
    12 November 2021
    Droughts, coupled with increasing demand and terrible groundwater management, make access to this water even harder. click here

    Worlds calamitous water crisis being ignored in climate talks WaterAid
    10 November 2021
    Cop26 summit focusing on slowing down global heating at expense of current impact on water-stressed regions, says head of WaterAid. click here



    COP26: Flooding lessons from Hull, a city below sea level
    13 November 2021
    Hull is the second biggest flood risk area in the UK outside of London and experienced major flooding in 2007 and 2013. click here

    Torrential rains put swaths of southeast Australia at flood risk
    13 November 2021
    Large swaths of Australias southeast were on high alert for major flooding today after torrential rains caused rivers to break their banks, with meteorologists warning of more severe weather ahead. click here

    Satellite monitoring of Greenland ice melting highlights increasing global flood risk
    12 November 2021
    Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and intense over the past 40 years, rising sea levels and flood risk worldwide. click here



    UN warns food insecurity to worsen in Somalia by May 2022
    14 November 2021
    UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said an estimated 3.5 million people will face acute food security. click here

    Food security policy must consider the local context: Climate change and poverty are inherently sexist
    13 November 2021
    During the UN-COP26 on November 9, an international panel of experts gathered at the WHO Pavilion in Glasgow to discuss the nexus between climate change and health, particularly in relation to food security. click here

    Averting a food crisis without foreign aid
    12 November 2021
    According to the FAO and WFP, 23 million Afghans including 3.2 million children under the age of 5 are currently suffering from hunger. click here



    Vietnam's mega irrigation system to be ready in two weeks
    15 November 2021
    The delta has for decades functioned as the nation's agriculture and aquaculture hub. The system also includes bridges and embankments that connect with national highways. click here

    Half of the worlds coastal sewage pollution flows from a few dozen places
    12 November 2021
    An analysis of roughly 135,000 watersheds reveals that large amounts of key pollutants come from human wastewater, not just agricultural runoff. click here

    Irrigation, water management play key roles in smoothing drought impacts
    8 November 2021
    The study showed that farmers who have access to groundwater and surface water tend to bring more land into cultivation. click here



    Why wastewater holds the key to building climate-resilient cities
    13 November 2021
    Water management in cities will be even harder under climate change, with the increasing frequency of extreme events. click here

    Pakistan looming water crisis
    13 November 2021
    Pakistan can only store 10 percent of the average annual flow of its rivers, which is far below the world average storage capacity of 40 percent. click here

    COP26: In a warming world how do nuclear sciences help protect water resources
    9 November 2021
    As freshwater around the world is decreasing in quality and quantity, many countries are turning to groundwater as a source of drinking water. click here
ICID e-Bulletin 8 November 2021
  •   Tuesday, 2021-November-09


    IGS-ICID Webinar on Improving the Performance of Canals with Geosynthetics on the theme "Geosynthetics to Reduce Seepage Losses and Improve Structural Integrity of Canals" Scheduled from 15 - 17 November 2021 at 16:00 18:00 (Egypt time, UTC +2)

    INVITATION TO JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP OF ICID International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and professional international organization, which focuses on irrigation, drainage, and flood management.

    ICID FORTHCOMING EVENTS 5th African Regional Conference (ARC) and 72nd International Executive Council (IEC) - Theme SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION FOR IMPROVED RESILIENCE OF AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA to be held from 23-30 November 2021, Marrakech, Morocco.




    Managing peatlands in Indonesias South Sumatra for multiple benefits
    8 November 2021
    Multiple institutions have been working in the area to demonstrate sustainable land-use practices, including exploration of a climate smart agrosilvo-fishery approach to restoring degraded peatlands. click here

    How climate change is impacting India's agricultural landscape
    6 November 2021
    The impact of climate change is evident on the Indian monsoon, which has become more erratic and violent over the last few years. click here

    COP26 agenda on agriculture disappointing
    5 November 2021
    The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Changes 2019 Special Report on Climate Change and Land estimated that agriculture is directly responsible for up to 8.5 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions. click here




    Climate change is a health crisis that we must not delay fighting
    7 November 2021
    The world urgently needs a global strategy to minimize climate-related illness and death in the coming decades. click here

    Earths lower atmosphere is rising due to climate change
    5 November 2021
    Atmosphere readings collected by weather balloons in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 40 years reveal that climate change is pushing the upper boundary of the troposphere. click here

    Climate change is an emergency for everyone, everywhere
    5 November 2021
    A devastating convergence of conflict and climate change is driving displacement and making life even more precarious for those forced to flee. click here




    What's the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming?
    7 November 2021
    The 2015 Paris Agreement commits countries to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to aim for 1.5°C. click here

    More flood, heatwave, drought A 3℃ hotter world is much worse than 1.5℃
    6 November 2021
    In the Paris Agreement, countries committed to seek to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels. click here

    As warming and drought increase, A new case for ending big dams
    4 November 2021
    Drought has caused reservoirs on five continents⁠ to drop below levels needed maintain hydroelectric production. click here




    New tool crafts fast, free flood maps for the global south
    2 November 2021
    A new online program can quickly map the outlines of past floods, allowing data-scarce countries to prepare for future disasters. click here

    Challenges with flooding in South Sudan
    4 November 2021
    South Sudan has recently faced one of the worst floods in its history. click here

    Extreme Greenland ice melt raised global flood risk: Study
    1 November 2021
    The 3.5 trillion tonnes of Greenland's ice sheet that has melted over the past decade has raised global sea levels by one centimetre and is heightening worldwide flood risks. click here




    How better food processing and packaging can help restore its health
    3 November 2021
    The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. click here

    Enhancing sciencepolicy interfaces for food systems transformation
    3 November 2021
    The anticipated failure of many countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 necessitates the assessment of sciencepolicy engagement mechanisms for food systems transformation. click here

    The critical role of escalating food prices in Yemens food security crisis
    2 November 2021
    Yemen imported over 90% of its food prior to the conflict, and over the past year there has been little change in agricultural production. click here




    Iran's Development Model Blamed For Deepening Water Crisis
    6 November 2021
    Water stress, which occurs when demand for water exceeds supply, has led to water shortage protests in affected areas, including the southwestern province of Khuzestan and the central province of Esfahan. click here

    The Dutch are masters at taming water
    6 November 2021
    In the 1990s, the Dutch government started to change tack, better understanding that the natural state of bodies of water exist for good reasons. click here

    Integrate water supplies and climate action, world leaders urge
    2 November 2021
    Water and climate action must be integrated to ensure sufficient water supply in the face of a rising global population and environmental degradation. click here




    India: Mapping of states groundwater on for better management
    8 November 2021
    Based on the report, restrictions can be placed on pumping groundwater in areas where these is less water available. click here

    Tribes seek water-management role as Colorado River shrivels
    3 November 2021
    The Colorado River, which serves 40 million Americans, is currently in the grips of a more than 20-year "megadrought," and federal officials declared a shortage for the first time. click here

    Egypt explores water projects with Somalia
    3 November 2021
    Somalia is one of the worst affected countries by climate change, with erratic rainfall, extreme temperature and prolonged droughts. click here
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