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ICID e-Bulletin 2018.4.2

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Floods                                                           Food Security                                                                Irrigation 
Water Resources Management                 Forthcoming Event                                         Latest Publication


Farming in Tamil Nadu ready for a turnaround: India 
25 Mar, 2018 
Subtle shifts have started happening in the farm sector in Tamil Nadu state and the farmers, by and large, are alive to the trends and emerging constraints and are ready to adapt. But among the most pressing concerns that need to be addressed is the groundwater situation 

Gene boosts rice growth and yield in salty soil 
26 Mar, 2018 
A team of scientists led by Jian-Zhong Lin and Xuan-Ming Liu of Hunan University in Changsha, China recently identified a gene that contributes to salt stress tolerance in rice. The gene, which they named STRK1 (salt tolerance receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase 1), was activated under salt stress conditions. 

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Climate change poses serious implications on food security in South Asia: Report 
22 Mar, 2018 
New Delhi: With climate change set to pose immediate and long-term threats, the 2018 Global Food Policy Report released by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has stressed on the urgent need to take steps to adapt to climate change, which poses serious implications for food security in South Asia, especially India. 

Plant, animal loss could be as damaging as climate change, UN reports say 
27 Mar, 2018 
Four new United Nations scientific reports all make the same conclusions about the health of life on our planet: plants, animals and clean water are all vanishing far faster than they should. During a meeting on Friday in Colombia, scientists presented their findings about the state of plants and animals in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa and the Asia-Pacific area. 

'Green' lakes could accelerate global warming, new research warns 
26 Mar, 2018 
The biggest human influence on climate change and global warming is the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Fertilisers washing into lakes could increase methane emissions, potentially undoing progress in addressing climate change. Now research published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters is the first to show how the size of lakes and the nutrients in their waters from fertilisers are contributing to that influence. 

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Cape Town drought limits people to 13 gallons of water a day 
31 Mar, 2018 
Fearing the complete depletion of their water supply amid an extreme drought, officials in South Africa’s second most populous city have limited water consumption to 13 gallons per resident a day. Police are also fining people for watering their lawns or washing their cars. 

Droughts in Argentina and South Africa highlight economic importance of water 
23 Mar, 2018 
Argentina, the world’s largest exporter of soymeal, is suffering its worst drought in at least a decade. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, South Africa has declared a national disaster as extreme drought ravages the Western Cape region. Ongoing droughts taking place across the world serve as potent reminders of what happens when a country’s water supply is compromised. 

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Flash floods found to send massive amount of microplastics from rivers to the sea 
13 Mar, 2018 
A trio of researchers at the University of Manchester has found that flash floods in the U.K. carried massive amounts of microplastics from rivers and streams to the ocean. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Rachel Hurley, Jamie Woodward and James Rothwell describe their study of microplastic levels in U.K. waterways and what they believe their findings mean for the world's oceans. 

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Zimbabwe's perennial grain deficit areas facing food crisis 
Apr, 2018 
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) says crops that survived the extended dry spells in December and January show evidence of reduced yield potential in most areas despite widespread rains in February and March in most parts of Zimbabwe. In its latest report on Zimbabwe, FEWSNET says persistent rains are also causing leaching and waterlogging in some parts of the country and limited access to top-dressing fertilizers is resulting in nutrient deficiency among other crops. 

Worsening land degradation threatens food security: report 
27 Mar, 2018 
Washington: A report has shown that worsening land degradation caused by human activities, reaching “critical levels” in many parts of the world, is undermining the well-being of two-fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. 

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Kpikpira community to get ten irrigation dams under One-Village-One-Dam in Ghana: Africa 
Mar, 2018 
The Kpikpira community has been allocated ten irrigation dams for construction as part of government’s One-Village-One-Dam programme. The move was part of efforts to transform agriculture and ensure food security in the Kpikpira community and to encourage all-year-round farming to engage farmers to produce large quantities of vegetables for the region and for export. 

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UNESCO report confirms trouble for India; major water crisis predicted by 2050 
22 Mar, 2018 
UNESCO report highlights how India is staring at a deepening water crisis with few steps being taken to ameliorate this bleak situation. It predicts an intensified water crisis across the nation by 2050, with many parts of central India battling a withdrawal of 40 percent of the renewable surface water resources. 

Studying water scarcity trends, helping communities adapt can ease migration pressures, says UN agency 
20 Mar, 2018 
Water scarcity and poor access to safe water sources pose major challenges for two-thirds of the world’s population, the United Nations food security agency said Tuesday, warning that worsening shortages could soon force people to leave their communities. Exploring this intricate linkages in its new report, Water Stress and Human Migration, the UN agency also found that full information on these dynamics is lacking for India, Central Asia, the Middle East and central Sahel – areas expected to be hit with above-average surface temperature increases and worsening water scarcity in the next 30 years. 



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), 3-6 October 2018, Hyderabad, India: An ASABE Global Initiative Conference. 
Website: http://www.asabewater.org/  

9th International Micro Irrigation Conference, 16-18 January 2019, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, on the theme: Micro Irrigation in Modern Agriculture. 
Website:  http://www.icid.org/conf_microirri.html 

3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF3) & 70th International Executive Council Meeting, 1-7 September, 2019, Bali, Indonesia,on the theme: Development for water, food and nutrition security in a competitive environment. 
Website:  http://www.icid2019.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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ICID e-Bulletin is a weekly compilation providing a snapshot of international media coverage of and commentary on ICID-related issues that does not purport to be exhaustive. The information contained in the compilationis taken as is from sources external to the ICID Central Office and freely available on the Internet. No evaluation on the part of the ICID Central Office has been made in terms of the authenticity of the information that they contain. The ICID Central Office makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy.

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8th Asian Regional Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, Website: http://nencid.org.np/ 
69th IEC & Regional Conference, 12–17 August, 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Website: http://www.icid2018.org/