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Niti Aayog to prepare roadmap for agriculture in India
22 Dec, 2017

New Delhi: Keeping in view the agrarian crisis and increasing discontent in rural India, the government has asked NITI Aayog to prepare a roadmap to revive the agriculture sector and suggest measures which can be included in the forthcoming Union Budget.

Dubai gets its first commercial vertical farm
20 Dec, 2017
The Gulf region’s first-of-its-kind farm that seeks to produce vegetables in large quantities without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals has just opened. Badia Farms announced on Tuesday that plans to set up the GCC’s first commercial vertical indoor farm has just come to fruition, and UAE residents can now start getting their leafy greens on the same day of harvest.

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Climate change has doubled snowfall in Alaska
20 Dec, 2017
Snowfall in south-central Alaska has dramatically increased over the last 150 years because of climate change, scientists said in a report released. According to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, summer snowfall has risen by about 49 percent since the mid-19th century, and winter snowfall has increased by a whopping 117 percent.

California cities are suing oil, gas and coal companies over climate change
20 Dec, 2017
Santa Cruz: The city of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County announced Wednesday the filing of separate lawsuits in state court against 29 oil, gas and coal companies seeking damages related to the companies’ impact on global climate change.

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Somalia humanitarian needs growing and severe following drought: Report
21 Dec, 2017
Mogadishu: The unprecedented drought and conflict have resulted in severe and growing humanitarian needs, according to the Humanitarian Needs Overview. Over 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, half of these require urgent life-saving assistance, according to the report.

Moderate drought conditions return to Washington
21 Dec, 2017
The Washington region was mired in drought last spring. It was so dry that some jurisdictions were encouraging water conservation. Then plentiful rains came in May, and the drought ended. But, because of an abnormally dry fall, the drought is back. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows moderate drought conditions covering eastern Fairfax County, the District and most of the Maryland counties surrounding the District.

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Decrease in Himalayan glaciers, study warns of flash floods, depleting water resources
15 Dec, 2017
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in India have found that the number of glaciers had gone down from 103 to 97 and a total area of 41.2 ± 10.5 km2 (18.1 ± 4.1%) lost in a short span of 35 years- between 1976 and 2011. Findings of the research team were published in the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. Smaller glaciers were observed to have lost more of their surface area than large glaciers, making them more sensitive climate change indicators.

Over 200 dead or missing after storm swamps the Philippines
24 Dec, 2017
A tropical storm in the southern Philippines has swamped entire villages and uprooted thousands of families. Over 200 people were feared dead or missing Saturday, officials said. Since making landfall Friday morning in Davao Oriental province on Mindanao island, Tropical Storm Tembin, known locally as Vinta, has triggered flash floods and landslides that have swept away homes and people.

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Food Security in Middle East, North Africa deteriorating: UN
21 Dec , 2017
Cairo: Food security in the Middle East and North Africa is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region, the United Nations said on Thursday. In those hardest hit by crises -- Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Sudan -- an average of more than a quarter of the population was undernourished, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said in its annual report on food security.

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More than 5 lakh farmers to benefit from WB funded $455mln irrigation project: India
16 Dec, 2017
Chennai: More than five lakh farmers from the state are expected to benefit from the $455 million World Bank-backed Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation Project to promote climate-resilient agriculture technologies and increase market opportunities for small and marginal farmers, according to World Bank and Water Resources Department officials.

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Asia-Pacific Water Summit pledges drinking water and sanitation for all by 2025
21 Dec, 2017
Water leaders at the Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in Yangon, Myanmar, have pledged to provide safe drinking water and sanitation for all by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. The Summit also agreed to double investment at the regional level in infrastructure and community-based efforts, to address water-related disasters and significantly increase water security.

Nestle appears to be taking too much water from California forest, regulators say
21 Dec, 2017
California water regulators told Nestlé that the company doesn’t appear to have valid water rights for all of the water it’s been piping out of the San Bernardino National Forest and selling as bottled water.



8th Asian Regional Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, on the theme “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/

Global Water Security for Agriculture and Natural Resources (GWSAN): An ASABE Global Initiative Conference, Hyderabad, India, 3-6 October 2018.
Website: http://www.asabewater.org/


Water Saving in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt: Case Studies and Lessons Learned, November 2017
The Egyptian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) has launched a new book titled 'Water Saving in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt: Case Studies and Lessons Learned.' The publication is a compilation of successful water saving innovation ideas at the farm level and is a rich source of reference work for all the professionals engaged in agricultural water management aspirating for "More and more crop per drop." For more info, kindly write to Encid@link.net


 Directory on Irrigation and Drainage - Products and Services (Yellow Pages)

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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Floods                                                           Food Security                                                                Irrigation
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