Dr. Laurie C. Tollefson
Vice President Hon., ICID
|Vice President Hon.||ICID Office Bearers - Honoraire||2012-2015|
Mr. Laurie Tollefson obtained his M.Sc. (Soil Physics) from University of Saskatchewan in 1985. At present he is working as National Science Manager, Agricultural Water, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He is the Secretary - Treasurer, Canadian National Committee, ICID (CANCID) and Canadian Executive Member (CANCID Secretariat) since 1992. Mr. Tollefson has served the Canadian Government and the profession of irrigation and drainage in Canada and other countries (Egypt, China, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Chile, Cuba and Iran) for more than 30 years. He is also associated with various professional societies which include, Canadian Water Resources Association; Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage; Agriculture Institute of Canada, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, American Society of Agronomy etc. Mr. Tollefson was bestowed the Distinguished Agrologist Award Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists in 2009. CANCID recognized his outstanding contribution to the sustainability of land resources under irrigation and drainage in 2002. Mr. Tollefson is also associated with various voluntary activities.
In ICID, Mr. Tollefson is the Chairman of the Task Force on Water for Bio-energy and Food (TF-BIOENERGY) since 2010 and Vice Chairman of WG-Poverty, and Member of WG-CROP since 1992. He has also been member of many committees on various occasions for ICID work. Mr. Tollefson has authored / presented more than 20 papers in various publications / fora.
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