- Working Group on Environment
- WG on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas
- WG on Manag. Water Scar. under Conflict Demands
- WG on Climate Change and Agrl. Water Management
- WG on Adaptive Flood Management
- WG on Irrig. and Drain. in the States under Socio-Eco. Trans.
- WG on Institutional Asp. of Irrig. Drain. Sys. Mgmt.
- WG on Modernization and Revitali. of Irrig. Schemes
- WG on Irrigation Development and Mgmt.
- WG-Water Saving in Irrigated Areas
- Working Group on Rain Water Harvesting
- WG on Sustain. On-Farm Irrig. Sys. Development
- WG on Use of Non-Conven. Water Res. for Irrig.
- ICID Journal Editorial Board
- WG on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control
- TF to Guide ICID Inputs to 9th World Water Forum
- Working Group on Value Engineering
- TF for Updating and Mainten. of Multiling. Tech. Dict.
- WG on Capacity Development, Training and Education
- Working Group on Land Drainage
- WG on Water Food Energy Nexus (WG-WFE-N)
Environmental sustainability is a moving target which evolves as the knowledge of nature increases. There was a time when environment just meant surroundings. It was used to describe the physical world surrounding us including soil, rocks, water and air. Gradually it was realized that the enormous variety of plants, animals and micro-organisms on this earth, including human beings are an integral part of the environment. More recently, it is further recognized that all types of social, cultural and technological activities carried out by human beings also have a profound influence on various components of the environment.
The three pillars of ‘Green Revolution’, - high yielding varieties, chemical inputs like fertilizer and pesticides, and irrigation – have had a definite positive outcome in terms of increased food production, which obviated hunger in many parts of the world. But it also had negative impacts on the environment. Similarly, for years, groundwater has served as the resource for supplemental and intensive irrigation. However, in many basins worldwide groundwater is now mined rapidly and quality is deteriorating. The way water in general and water for agriculture in particular is managed, has harmed the environment in a variety of ways: groundwater depletion; land degradation and contamination of water; depletion of forest resources; and loss of ecosystem services and biodiversity. ICID has long been concerned with the environmental impacts of irrigation and has been addressing the issues from time to time. The Working Group on Environment (WG-ENV) provides guidance on the environmental aspects of drainage and irrigation to policy makers, planners, designers, and managers including its effects on climate and human health. The Group aims at the management of sustainable environment, maximizing positive and minimizing adverse effects of irrigation and drainage systems.
|1||Prof. Dr. Charlotte de Fraiturefirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands||Chair|
|2||Dr. Michael van der Laan||Michael.VanDerLaan@up.ac.za||South Africa||Vice Chair|
|3||Dr. (Ms.) Seija Virtanenemail@example.com||Finland||Secretary|
|4||Dr. Fuqiang Tianfirstname.lastname@example.org||China||Member|
|5||Mr. Usamah Hashim Witwit||Usamah_witwit@yahoo.com||Iraq||Member|
|6||Prof. Dr. Joong Dae, Choiemail@example.com||South Korea||Member|
|7||Dr. Yury Anatolyevich Mozhaiskiifirstname.lastname@example.org||Russia||Member|
|8||Eng. (Ms.) P.M. Jayadeeraemail@example.com||Sri Lanka||Member|
|9||Dr. Aynur Fayrapfirstname.lastname@example.org||Turkey||Member|
|10||Dr. Ming Kai Hsiehemail@example.com||Chinese Taipei Committee||Member|
|11||Prof. (Ms.) Eunmi Hongfirstname.lastname@example.org||South Korea||Member|
|12||Mr. Carl Waltersemail@example.com||Australia||Member|
|13||Prof. Kwang Sik Yoonfirstname.lastname@example.org||South Korea||Member|
|14||Engr. Reynaldo L. Baloloyemail@example.com||Philippines||Member|
|15||Er. VOKHIDJON M. AKHMADJONOVfirstname.lastname@example.org||Uzbekistan||Member|
|16||Prof. Dr. Yutaka MATSUNOemail@example.com||Japan||Member|
|17||Dr. Hao-Che Hofirstname.lastname@example.org||Chinese Taipei Committee||Member|
|18||Dr. Muhammad Basharat Chaudhryemail@example.com||Pakistan||Member|
|19||Ir. Hj. Mohd Azmi bin Ismailfirstname.lastname@example.org||Malaysia||Member|
|20||Dr. GiuLio Castelliemail@example.com||Italy||Provisional Member|
Prof. Dr. Charlotte de Fraiture
Montpellier, France 2015: Stakeholders, Multi-Functionality, and Governance: How to Manage Competing Water Uses and Improve Decision-Making Processes in three Southern European Irrigation Systems by Sandra Ricart Casadevall
Gwangju, Rep. of Korea, 2014: 6th meeting of the WG on Environment (WG-ENV) - Dr. Sylvain R. Perret, Prof. N. Hatcho, Dr M. Van der Laan
Environmental aspects of irrigation and drainage projects - Case studies received from members
- Mullicka, M.R.A, Perret, S.R., Mukand, Babelb, S. (2014): Benefit functions for instream water uses – a case of the Teesta River, Bangladesh
- Ullah, A., Perret, S.R. (2014) Technical- and environmental-efficiency analysis of irrigated cotton-cropping systems in Punjab, Pakistan using data envelopment analysis
- Gheewala, Shabbir H., Thapat Silalertruksa, Pariyapat Nilsalab, Rattanawan Mungkung, Sylvain R. Perret and Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn (2014): Water Footprint and Impact of Water Consumption for Food, Feed, Fuel Crops Production in Thailand
- Zhang Zhi, Hongchang Hua,Fuqiang Tian, Heping Hua, Xinhua Yao, Ruisen Zhong (2014): Soil salt distribution under mulched drip irrigation in an arid area of northwestern China
- Thanawong, K., Perret, S.R., Basset-Mens, C. (2014). Eco-efficiency of paddy rice production in Northeastern Thailand: A comparison of rainfed and irrigated cropping systems.
- Perret, S.R., Thanawong, K., Basset-Mens, C., Mungkung, R. (2013).The environmental impacts of lowland paddy rice: A case study comparison between rainfed and irrigated rice in Thailand
- Shabbir H., Thapat Silalertruksa, Pariyapat Nilsalab, Rattanawan Mungkung, Sylvain R. Perret, Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn (2013): Implications of the biofuels policy mandate in Thailand on water
- Babel, M.S., Shrestha, B., Perret, S.R. (2011): Hydrological impact of biofuel production - A case study of the Khlong Phlo Watershed in Thailand
Mardin, Turkey, 2013: The potential contribution of Life Cycle Assessment to analyzing the environmental impacts and the sustainability of irrigation and drainage systems
SR Perret, M Van der Laan, N Hatcho
Adelaide, Australia, 2012
- Assessment of Environment-friendly Rice Farming through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by N. Hatcho, Y. Matsuno, K. Kochi, K. Nishishita Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University
- The Murray-Darling Basin, Australia - Environmental flows or irrigation production? by Clarke Ballard, June 2012
- Environmental impacts of rice cropping in Thailand: Combining techno-economic analysis and LCA, towards eco-efficiency analysis by Sylvain Roger Perret, Kwansirinapa Thanawong
- LCA for irrigated sugarcane produced in Pongola, South Africa by M van der Laan, A Jumman, SR Perret
AGENDA / MINUTES/ REPORTS / PUBLICATIONS+
Reports / Articles / Documents
- Report on Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Irrigation and Drainage Systems with Life Cycle Analysis
- Salinisation Impacts in Life Cycle Assessment: a Review of Challenges and Options Towards their Consistent Integration by Sandra Payen, Claudine Basset-Mens, Montserrat Núñez, Stéphane Follain, Olivier Grünberger, Serge Marlet, Sylvain Perret, and Philippe Roux - Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
- Eco-efficiency of Cotton-cropping Systems in Pakistan: an Integrated Approach of Life Cycle Assessment and Data Envelopment Analysis by Asmat Ulla, Sylvain R. Perret, Shabbir H. Gheewala, and Peeyush Soni - Journal of Cleaner Production 2015
- Evaluation of groundwater-based irrigation systems using a water–energy–food nexus approach: a case study from Southeast Nepal ( Sangam Shrestha, Saroj Adhikari, Mukand S. Babel, Sylvain R. Perret and Shobhakar Dhakal)
- LCA of Local and Imported Tomato: An Energy and Water Trade-Off (Sandra Payen, Claudine Basset-Mens and Sylvain Perret
- Analysis of the implementation of Environmental Flows in the wider context of the River Basin Management Plans
- Modernisation of an Irrigation Business (Ian Moorhouse)
- Life cycle assessment of irrigation systems: Assessing regional and global potential environmental impacts (Sylvain R. Perret)
Work Team on Environmental Impacts of Reclamation Projects (1986) Renamed Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Projects (WG-ENV) (1986). WG on Environmental Impacts of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Projects (1986-2008) changed its name WG on Environment (2008-2015) and *re-constituted WG on Environment in 2015 with a new mandate.
WG-ENV [2008-2015] - Closure Report