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ICID e-Bulletin 13 September 2021
  •   Wednesday, 2021-September-15


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. Click the link for more information:

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.

73rd IEC Meeting & 24th ICID Congress combined with the Irrigation Australia National Conference & Exhibition to be held in Adelaide, Australia from 3 October to 10 October 2022.

Announcement of TeaTime Talk Presented by Irrigation Water Forum (IWF/ICID.UK) On "Introduction to Concrete Canvas and GCCMs A New Lining Technology for Reducing Water Seepage Losses in Canal Infrastructure Around the World".
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    Crop residue management: Innovative solutions can douse farm fires
    13 September 2021
    Biofuel production: As done in countries such as China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Japan, crop stubble could be used to produce bioenergy. click here

    Fundamental transformations in global economy: The case of the international agricultural sector
    10 September 2021
    In terms of production, China has become the worlds leading producer of agricultural goods, having 7% of the arable land, feeding at least 22% of the worlds population. click here

    Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
    7 September 2021
    Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of worlds most important crops, considered crucial to food security. click here




    Climate change: Fossil fuels must stay underground, scientists say.
    9 September 2021
    Almost 60% of oil and gas reserves and 90% of coal must remain in the ground to keep global warming below 1.5C, scientists say. click here

    Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change
    9 September 2021
    AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable innovative business models to help the climate; improve resilience of societies to climate hazards. click here

    Saving the Ozone in the '80s slowed unchecked climate change
    7 September 2021
    The Montreal Protocol treaty, which phased out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals, has prevented between 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit (0.65 degrees Celsius) and 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) of global warming, according to research. click here




    A world with less water: Idaho (U.S.A) farmers sound off on drought impacts
    8 September 2021
    Farmers are skilled at adapting to adverse conditions. But the adaptations they have to make are already costing them time and money, and those measures may need to be more drastic in the future to avoid potential food shortages. click here

    Drought in Iraq and Syria could totally collapse food system for millions, aid groups warn
    10 September 2021
    Unprecedented drought driven by climate change and exacerbated by upstream irrigation is wreaking havoc on some of the worlds oldest river-fed farmlands in Iraq and Syria. click here

    Climate change could DOUBLE the frequency of extreme regional summer droughts in Europe by 2099
    7 September 2021
    The World Health Organization (WHO) says droughts are the most serious hazard to crops and livestock in every part of the world, affecting 55 million people every year. click here




    Worlds most northern island and climate changes role in floods
    8 September 2021
    Extraordinary downpours such as those responsible for this years deadly flooding in Western Europe are becoming more frequent, and more intense, as a result of climate change. click here

    To avoid river flooding, go with the flow, the Dutch Say
    7 September 2021
    Extreme rainfall is causing deadly and destructive floods globally. The Netherlands averted disaster this summer by creating flood plains. click here

    Conserving and restoring wetlands could avoid millions of dollars in storm losses
    7 September 2021
    Wetlands can reduce flood levels from storms by up to two meters (six feet) and avoid $38 million in flooding damages per estuary, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. click here




    Rice crop: A vital cog in ensuring food security
    8 September 2021
    Rice is one of the major staples and is considered the primary nutrient source for more than 3 billion people. click here

    Is food security a basic human right or something only the fortunate few can access?
    8 September 2021
    According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN, the number of food-insecure people categorised as crisis level or worse nearly doubled in 2020. click here

    Global relationships between crop diversity and nutritional stability
    7 September 2021
    Quantifying nutritional stabilitywhich we define as the capacity of a food system to provide nutrients despite disturbancecan aid effective coordination and implementation of resilience planning for nutrition-sensitive agriculture. click here




    Towards a model for road runoff infiltration management
    10 September 2021
    One way to manage the collected water is infiltration, which allows groundwater recharge and reduces peak flows and volumes when the collected water is infiltrated near its collection point. click here

    UNDP applying new renewable-energy solutions in water management of Turkmenistan's region
    9 September 2021
    UNDP is applying new renewable-energy solutions in water management of Turkmenistan's regions in order to avoid GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and for greater water availability. click here

    IFC, Ukraine sign memorandum to develop irrigation infrastructure
    8 September 2021
    The Memorandum defines fundamental principles of structuring the national water operator with corporate governance to the highest international standards. click here




    A sinking, thirsty city: The water crisis in Mexico city
    11 September 2021
    Mexico continues to experience one of the most widespread droughts in decades. Unusually low rainfall has already reduced access to water in the capital. click here

    New estimate makes groundwater, not ice sheets, largest water reservoir on land
    9 September 2021
    Around 24 million cubic kilometers of groundwater reside within the top two kilometers of Earth's crust. This shallow groundwater is what we use for drinking and irrigation, and it's mostly freshwater. click here

    Google pledges stronger stewardship of water resources
    9 September 2021
    The company unveils plans to replenish more water than it consumes by 2030, among other goals. click here




    XV World Aqua Congress - 2021, International Conference & Exhibition Schedule 14 - 17 September 2021 click here

    5th Arab Water Forum - 21 - 23 September 2021 click here

    IUCN World Conservation Congress Conference schedule 3 11 September 2021 in Marseille, France click here

    9th World Water Forum March 21 - 26, 2022, Diamniadio (Dakar) click here

    39th IAHR World Congress, 19 - 24 June 2022 - From Snow to Sea, Granda, Spain click here

    17 IWRA World Water Congress, 29 November - 3 December 2021, Daegu, Republic of KOREA click here




    World Food Safety Day 2021: Overview of festivity and creativity click here

    FAO-UN WASAG STRATEGY for 2021-2024: The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture click here

    Irrigation & Drainage in Republic of Uzbekistan History & Modern State click here

    Hydrological Aspects of Climate Change click here

    Contemporary Environmental Problems In Nepal This book will utilize many empirical examples of environmental cases spanning the diverse landscapes of Nepal to demonstrate how useful information GIS tools can be ineffective decision making and record keeping in such a problematic South Asian developing country, ISBN 978-3-030-50168-6
ICID e-Bulletin 6 September 2021
  •   Monday, 2021-September-06
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. Click the link for more information:

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.

73rd IEC Meeting & 24th ICID Congress combined with the Irrigation Australia National Conference & Exhibition to be held in Adelaide, Australia from 3 October to 10 October 2022.



    Millets could help India mitigate malnutrition and climate change
    6 September 2021
    Millets possess immense potential in our battles against climate change and poverty and provide food, nutrition, fodder, and livelihood security. Being hardy crops, they can withstand extreme temperatures, floods, and droughts. click here

    The new coating could help seeds survive in drought conditions
    2 September 2021
    Water is the limiting factor for agriculture in many of the worlds semiarid regions, where crops are lost to drought in their early stages of life, during germination, and as young seedlings. click here

    Agriculture, logging, and livestock farming top threats to worlds trees report
    1 September 2021
    The landmark report State of the Worlds Trees is the culmination of five years research by the Global Tree Assessment (GTA) to identify major gaps in tree conservation efforts. click here



    Almost half of the worlds children live in dangerous climate conditions
    4 September 2021
    A new UNICEF report shows how important climate mitigation is to protect the world's youth. click here

    Climate change: Arctic warming linked to colder winters
    3 September 2021
    A new study shows that increases in extreme winter weather in parts of the US are linked to accelerated warming of the Arctic. click here

    4 reasons why blended finance is our best bet in adapting to climate change
    1 September 2021
    The new Landscape Resilience Fund with the South Pole, WWF, GEF, and Chanel uses blended finance to help the communities that are most vulnerable to climate risks. click here



    From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought
    5 September 2021
    While the drought has intensified in Iran and the country is facing water stress, various solutions from the use of solar power plants to the expansion of watershed management and nanotechnology are offered by experts . click here

    Droughts have killed the most people in the world's worst natural disasters over the last 50 years
    2 September 2021
    Droughts are the leading cause of death from the world's worst disasters in the last 50 years, according to a report the World Meteorological Organization released on Tuesday. click here

    South America's drought-hit Paraná river at a 77-year low
    2 September 2021
    The water levels of the Paraná River, the second-longest in South America after the Amazon, are at their lowest since 1944. click here



    New York declares a state of emergency as the northeast is slammed by flooding from Ida's remnants
    2 September 2021
    Following reports of an uncontrolled release from Pennsylvania's Wilmore Dam, causing flash flooding downstream of the dam, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency, the highest level of threat. click here

    Flooding patterns expected to change with future warming
    1 September 2021
    Major deluges, such as the torrential rains that caused devastating flooding in western Europe this summer, have heightened concerns about the impacts of a changing climate. click here

    Flood prevention: Swansea University study reveals the role of wetlands
    31 August 2021
    The study warned wetlands were facing growing threats from continued urban development, with 22 of the largest 32 cities in the world - including London, New York, and Tokyo. click here



    Sri Lanka and IFAD partner to reduce poverty and food insecurity
    4 September 2021
    Sri Lanka and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are working together to promote the islands agriculture-based economy. click here

    Improving food security through capacity building
    2 September 2021
    The United Nations 2021 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released in July, paints a grim picture of this reality: in 2020, nearly 1 in 3 people globally did not have enough to eat, up by more than 300 million people from the previous year. click here

    Do we need an IPCC for food?
    2 September 2021
    The first United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), scheduled for September, could be as historic to food system transformation as the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was to climate change. click here



    Watering the weeds
    5 September 2021
    Water gives us life. A life with controlling how we use our water will keep our plants and ourselves well hydrated. Small adjustments today will give us large benefits in the future. click here

    Smart irrigation system listens to plants cries to reduce water use up to 50%
    3 September 2021
    An irrigation system in North Africa designed a watering system that allows them to 'listen' to plants' cries for water when they get thirsty and was proved to reduce water use by 30-50%. click here

    Algae-based irrigation system to be the first of a new generation of "Living Architecture"
    31 August 2021
    Researchers at the Egypt-based British University and Cosign Group have 3D printed an algae-loaded filament into an eco-friendly rooftop-mountable water irrigation system. click here



    Reallocation of water resources according to social, economic, and environmental parameters
    1 September 2021
    The allocation of water resources among different sectors has been an important management issue. Many studies have been conducted to maximize the profit of water allocations. click here

    Public participation in the management of China's waterways improves their water quality
    1 September 2021
    China has taken steps to reduce the amount of pollution that ends up in its waterways, starting in 2001 with a suite of environmental measures that included reducing the amount of pollution discharged into the air and water. click here

    CDP water watch impact index pinpoints worst industries for water consumption
    31 August 2021
    According to the World Resources Institute, 25% of the worlds population is currently experiencing extremely high water stress. click here
ICID e-Bulletin Your Weekly News Wrap 30 August 2021
  •   Tuesday, 2021-August-31


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. Click the link for more information:

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 b/w 23-30 November 2021, Marrakech, Morocco.

73rd IEC Meeting & 24th ICID Congress combined with the Irrigation Australia National Conference & Exhibition to be held in Adelaide, Australia from 3 October to 10 October 2022.

ICID e-Bulletin Your Weekly News Wrap 23 August 2021
  •   Tuesday, 2021-August-24
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. Click the link for more information:

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 b/w 23-30 November 2021, Marrakech, Morocco.
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    Agriculture

    Land of opportunity: More sustainable Australian farming would protect our lucrative exports
    23 August 2021
    Agriculture accounts for about 13% of Australias total greenhouse gas emissions. The main source of emissions is methane from cattle and sheep. click here
    Canadian farmers are already familiar with many climate solutions
    23 August 2021
    The most potential for mitigating emissions from agriculture can be found in soil carbon sequestration (or carbon sinks). The IPCC estimates about 89 percent of mitigation potential can be achieved through this. click here
    Toxic blaze: the true cost of crop burning
    19 August 2021
    Some farmers believe burning is the most effective and cost-efficient way to clear land and fertilize the soil. click here

    Climate change


    Scientists turn to risky plan B as the world fails on climate change
    22 August 2021
    Some fear a future world addicted to an unnatural method of regulating the climate and the potential of terrible unintended consequences. click here
    One billion children at extremely high risk of the impacts of the climate crisis - UNICEF
    20 August 2021
    Children in the Central African Republic, Chad, and Nigeria are among the most at risk of climate change, according to UNICEFs first child-focused climate risk index. click here
    CFC ban bought us time to fight climate change, say scientists
    17 August 2021
    A worldwide ban on ozone-depleting chemicals in 1987 has averted a climate catastrophe today, scientists say. click here

    Drought


    Madagascar population facing a severe humanitarian crisis due to drought: UN resident coordinator
    22 August 2021
    Thousands of people are suffering from one of the worst droughts in the south of Madagascar in 40 years. click here
    Record temperatures, fire clouds, and drought ravage Earth in scorching-hot 2021+
    19 August 2021
    NOAA (the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), three climate scientists dove into the most up-to-date numbers and predictions surrounding Earth's changing climate. click here
    Colorado River: First-ever shortage declared amid record US drought
    17 August 2021
    For the first time ever, the US government has declared a water shortage on the Colorado River, a life source to millions in the southwest. click here

    Floods


    Greece faces flood risk in wake of destructive wildfires
    22 August 2021
    Greece faces imminent flood risk in the areas afflicted by devastating wildfires this summer, a geomorphology expert has warned, calling on residents to improve awareness and their ability to deal with natural disasters. click here
    The lesson from German floods: prepare for the unimaginable
    20 August 2021
    A month after fatal floods swept through western Germany, survivors are still in shock and experts warn such disasters are becoming more common. click here
    Turkey floods: Death toll near the Black Sea rises to at least 70
    17 August 2021
    A huge search-and-rescue operation is underway in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 70 people. click here

    Food security


    Growing beyond food security
    22 August 2021
    The largest city in the Philippines, Quezon City was hit particularly hard. During a high-level discussion on policies and strategies for Covid-19 recovery organized by the United Nations (UN) Philippines. click here
    What is a healthy diet and how can it help end world hunger?
    19 August 2021
    Local food systems can ensure healthy diets everywhere by growing nutritious and diverse crops. click here
    Food security is a right, not a privilege
    17 August 2021
    Food insecurity and poverty work like a positive feedback loop, we must decide to tackle both to increase the prevalence of well-fed individuals and communities around the world. click here

    Irrigation


    The Middle East is running out of water, and parts of it are becoming uninhabitable
    22 August 2021
    In Iran, Urmia has shrunk largely because so many people have exploited it, and some of the dams built in its basin mainly for irrigation have reduced the flow of water into the lake. click here
    Indias looming water crisis and urgent measures to address it
    20 August 2021
    Water tables have fallen drastically and we need paradigmatic changes in agricultural practices for resource conservation. click here
    The global water crisis will intensify with climate breakdown, says the report
    17 August 2021
    Changes to the planets natural rainfall patterns are one of the biggest impacts of the climate crisis, and the landmark IPCC report. click here

    Water resource management


    The crucial role of equines highlighted at World Water Week
    19 August 2021
    The international event to tackle global water challenges starts on Monday, August 23. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). click here
    As populations grow, how will thirsty cities survive their drier futures?
    18 August 2021
    Over the coming decades, climate change will bring unexpected changes in the temporal and spatial distribution of water resources. click here
    How water shortages are brewing wars
    17 August 2021
    Unprecedented levels of dam building and water extraction by nations on great rivers are leaving countries further downstream increasingly thirsty, increasing the risk of conflicts. click here


    Upcoming EVENTS

    39th IAHR World Congress, 19 - 24 June 2022 - From Snow to Sea, Granda, Spain
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