Today, agriculture consumes 70 percent of all global water withdrawn for consumptive use, up to 95 percent in several arid and semi-arid countries. In fact, irrigated agriculture has played a major role in the development of rural economies, supporting economic growth and poverty reduction. The irrigation water, passing from its source to the field and then finally consume by crops, has been through many links, including water resources allocation, conveyance, distribution, irrigation, soil evaporation and plant transpiration, etc. So, corresponding measures should be taken at each of these links. In order to reflect the essence of water-saving irrigation in a comprehensive and objective way and make the issue less complicated, the irrigation water consumption, irrigation water using efficiency, and engineering and technical requirements, etc. have been selected as the key criteria on water saving in irrigated land.

There is a vast range of techniques and technologies available for minimizing water losses and maximizing water saving in agriculture and efficient use of irrigation water, ranging from simple tubes for field water application to sophisticated canal automation and telemetry. Water saving practices in irrigated agriculture can be categorized as engineering, management, technology, technique, policies and institutional. The success of these parameters depends on the level of their integration and socio-economic dimensions of a given locality. The modern irrigation knows how to use less water to produce more agriculture products.

Scoping Document

1. Water use efficiency: Benefits flow from SA water innovation to irrigation schemes

2. Water Saving in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt (Case Studies and Lessons Learned) by Er. Mohamed Hassan Amer, Er. Sayed Ahmed Abd El Hafez, and Mohamed Bakr Abd El Ghany

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Sl. No. Name Country Membership
1 Mr. Mehrzad Ehsani Iran Chair
2 Mr. Mortaza Yazdekhasti Iran Secretary
3 Dr. Mohamed Hassan Amer Egypt Member
4 Dr. Tasuku Kato Japan Member
5 Dr. Ray Shyan Wu Chinese Taipei Committee Member
6 Prof. Michele Pernoila Italy Member
7 Er. Isomiddin Akramov Uzbekistan Member
8 Ms. Jianxin Mu China Member
9 Mr. S. Mohanarajah Sri Lanka Member
10 Prof. (Ms.) Kyung Sook Choi South Korea Member
11 Mr. Abijit Joshi - Direct Member India Member
12 Mr. S.P. Jadhav - Direct Member India Member
13 Dr. P. Soman - Direct Member India Member
14 Mr. Ian William Makin United Kingdom Observer
15 Ir. Felipe Dantas Australia Provisional Member
16 Dr. Mohamed El-Hagarey Egypt Provisional Member
17 Eng. (Ms.) Hala Ramadan El-Sayed Ismail Egypt Provisional Member
18 Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Sheikh Pakistan Provisional Member
19 Mr. Yalçin Dalgin Turkey Provisional Member
20 Dr. Joe Stevens South Africa Provisional Member
21 Mr. Kamal Kumar Jangid India Provisional Member
22 Mr. Dhuha Mahmood Hussein Iraq Provisional Member

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Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), India
India Water Foundation, India
WAPCOS Limited, India
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines
Ningbo Yaofeng Hydraulic Electrics Co., Ltd., China
Dayu Water-Saving Group Co. Ltd., China
Electrosteel Castings Limited, India
Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, Austria
Agriculture Growth of Rural India, India
Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA), India
Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates