http://www.icid.org 10 July  2017
 Webinar on "National Water Account: An Australian Experience" by Dr Amgad Elmahdi
on 18th July 2017

For more information and to participate, please visit http://www.icid.org/icid_webinar.html

Agriculture                                                   Climate Change                                                             Droughts
Floods                                                           Food Security                                                                Irrigation
Water Resources Management                 Forthcoming Event                                         Latest Publication

AGRICULTURE

New FAO Guidelines: Agriculture Central to Climate Change Adaptation
10 July 2017
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently unveiled a new set of guidelines to support developing countries balance the needs of increased food production and climate change adaptation. The guidelines aim to support governments in making sure that the agriculture sector is both included in national climate change adaptation plans and made more resilient and sustainable.
https://foodtank.com/news/2017/07/fao-places-sustainable-agriculture-center-stage-national-climate-change-plans/

Sustainable agriculture can mitigate climate change and involuntary migration
6 July 2017
FAO and IOM call for renewed focus on rural development; climate disasters are displacing one person every second
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/sustainable-agriculture-can-mitigate-climate-change-and-involuntary-migration

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CLIMATE CHANGE
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?
9 July 2017
G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement -- but at the cost of risky concessions.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/g20-compromise-on-climate-change-but-at-what-cost/articleshow/59512604.cms

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DROUGHTS
Grapes shrivel as Spanish farmers lament a relentless drought
9 July 2017
Animals and plants struggle to survive as severe heat dries up the land
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/08/spain-drought-farmers-climate-change-extremadura

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FLOODS
Japan flood deaths rise to 15 with 14 missing
8 July 2017
The death toll from heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan this week has risen to 15, officials said Saturday, as rescue workers reached isolated villages where at least 14 others are missing and feared dead.
https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan-flood-deaths-rise-to-15-with-14-missing-1.477308#.WWX26VFLfIV

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FOOD SECURITY
Biotechnology a key to food security
9 July 2017
BIOTECHNOLOGY can be the key to the country's food security and development issues. Gil Saguiguit, director of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) said that this scientific technology gives farmers a fighting chance to cope with the many challenges and obstacles they face in farming.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2017/07/09/biotechnology-key-food-security-551956

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IRRIGATION
Micro-irrigation industry to grow at CAGR of 5 per cent
7 July 2017
The global micro-irrigation systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR over five per cent from 2016 to 2022 according to a report published by Market Research Future
http://fareasternagriculture.com/crops/agriculture/micro-irrigation-systems-industry-to-grow-at-cagr-of-5-per-cent

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WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Lao PDR to Strengthen Resilience to Natural Disasters and Improve Water Resources Management
8 July 2017
Lao PDR is taking steps to lessen the impact of natural disasters and will continue to improve the country’s national water resources management systems, in partnership with the World Bank. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved financing support of $30 million for the Lao PDR Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project and $25 million of additional funding for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management (MIWRM) Project.
http://reliefweb.int/report/lao-peoples-democratic-republic/lao-pdr-strengthen-resilience-natural-disasters-and-improve

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS
68th IEC and 23rd ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, 8-14 October 2017, on the theme: Modernizing Irrigation and Drainage for a new Green Revolution, Mexico City, Mexico, 8-14 October 2017.
Website: http://www.icid2017.org/

8th Asian Regional Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, on the theme of “Irrigation in Support of an Evergreen Revolution”
Website:
http://nencid.org.np/

69th IEC & Regional Conference, 12–17 August, 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on the theme: Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate.

Website: http://www.icid2018.org/

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LATEST PUBLICATION(S)
National Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, September 2016.
Agriculture remains the mainstay of Malawi’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, economic growth, export earnings, poverty reduction, food security, and nutrition. It also plays a critical role in ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. All of these pose a threat to food security and nutrition in the face of a growing population, increased land pressure, and climate change. In trying to address these challenges in the past, Malawi has over-concentrated on maize self-sufficiency for food and tobacco as a cash crop, at the expense of other agricultural commodities, including livestock and fisheries. Moreover, the sector remains predominantly subsistence-oriented. In response, the NAP seeks to sustainably transform the sector from subsistence to a market orientation in order to increase agricultural production, marketed surpluses of commodities, and real incomes.
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/NAP_Final_Signed.pdf

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This new online service introduced by ICID is developed to help various stakeholders in locating required business information through a few clicks. The online directory enlists all the services and products being provided by consultants, manufacturing companies, dealers, and other professional institutions dealing in irrigation, drainage and flood management. This online service is totally FREE and can be availed of by any service provider by submitting the required information on ICID website < http://www.icid.org/ypaddform2.php>. To view this new service, please visit http://www.icid.org/ypsearch.php

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 as a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization has the Mission to Work together towards sustainable agriculture water management through inter-disciplinary approaches to economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound irrigation, drainage and flood management. ICID e-Bulletin is a compilation of news items of importance during the preceding week in respect of Agriculture, Climate Change, Drainage, Droughts, Floods, Food Security, Irrigation and Water Resources Management that might be of interest to the ICID fraternity. Feedbacks on the usefulness of the bulletin are solicited icid@icid.org

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