WORKING GROUP ON WATER AND CROP (WG-WATER & CROP)
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Access to water (rain, surface and groundwater) in adequate quantity is essential for optimum crop production.  It is known that the yield from irrigated crops is double as compared to rainfed crop and hence the importance of water in irrigated agriculture. Further, the trend of diverting land and water to producing biofuel crops is increasing.

Recently a study (www.earthpolicy.org) suggested that irrigation water allocation to biofuel production is estimated at 44 billion cubic meters. This is alarming. Issues related with water for food and fuel crops needs to be thoroughly studied and hence the Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP).The WG promotes the efficient use of water in crop production; investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production; develop techniques for rainfall harvesting; promote the multi-functionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation; and investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change.


 

Established : 2007
Mandate: (a) To promote the efficient use of water in crop production; (b) To provide input to test crop water models; (c) To investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production; (d) To develop techniques for rainfall harvesting; (e) To promote the multifunctionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation; (f) To investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change; and (g) To promote low input agriculture.
  • WG on Crops and Water Use (1986-1997)
  • Renamed as WG on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production (WG- CROP) (1997)
  • Renamed Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP) in 2007 to 2019

Sl. No. Name Email Country Membership
1 Dr. Ragab Ragab United Kingdom Chair
2 Mr. Laurie C. Tollefson Canada Vice Chair
3 Dr. K. Yella Reddy, FIE yellark@gmail.com India Secretary
4 Mrs. Gao Hong Gaohong129@sina.com China Member
5 Ms. Jaleh Vaziri jalehvaziri@gmail.com Iran Member
6 Dr. Koji INOSAKO inosako@muses.tottori-u.ac.jp Japan Member
7 Dr. P. Soman - Direct Member dr.soman@jains.com India Member
8 Ir Adang Saf Ahmad adangsafa@yahoo.com Indonesia Member
9 Prof. Won-Ho Nam South Korea Member
10 Dr. Dr. Chung-Feng Ding Chinese Taipei Committee Member
11 Mr. Syaiful Mahdi syaiful.mahdi@gmail.com Indonesia Observer
12 Prof. Daniele de Wrachien Daniele.DeWrachien@unimi.it Italy Observer
13 Prof. Dr. Allah Bakhsh bakhsh_uaf@yahoo.com Pakistan Provisional Member
14 Dr. Wu Di wudisyau075@163.com China Provisional Member
15 Dr. Shatha Salim Maged shathasalim@yahoo.com Iraq Provisional Member
16 Prof. Dr. Zeinab Hussien Behairy Egypt Provisional Member

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Integrated Hydrological Modelling System (IHMS)


SALMED MODEL 2019: SALTMED Publications in Irrigation and Drainage, Virtual Issues: First published on 20 May 2020


Download SALTMED 2019 (File size 398mb)

Please carefully read the document: How to install the SALTMED model. You could also see the Video on YouTube about installation and different parts of the model including problems and solutions. The User Guide has now been updated as well.

Online course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRMeUFzuBYU

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NnpllMtSuE&list=PLZYmrBXSZmBk4w_eIIDbYegjaluPaisp-

Trouble shooting, Problems and solutions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NnpllMtSuE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xvntZfomdA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVf_mB2Eh9k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSdl6w3oE4Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9js_Bmgg6k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVe4_Z742gI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7DZvSLjYhM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcOGQDjPQso

A dedicated ICID YouTube Playlist is also available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NnpllMtSuE&list=PLWpC78hTAxrWz79qfHIWkHjfM-HBhRvKY


Papers under Bio-energy

1. Irrigated oil palm production in Brazil for bioenergy uses: opportunities and challenges, Edson BARCELOS, Brazil
2. Background Study to Review and Assess Known Principles & Current Information on Biofuel Production under Irrigated Conditions, Helen Fyles et al, Canada
3, Biofuel development in China and its potential impacts, Tian Fuqiang, China
4, Biofuels Situation in India – Input to ICID TF Position Paper on Biofuels, Amit Dutta, India
5, The Scope of Production and Usage of Biofuels in Nepal, Uttam Raj Timilsina, Nepal
6. Biofuels Situation in South Africa – input to ICID TF Position Paper on Biofuels, A.J. Sanewe, A S Roux G Jewitt, R Kunz, South Africa


Document on "Water saving practices in rice paddy cultivation (State-of-art report on irrigation systems in Japan) 

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