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IRPID Workshop and first management board meeting of IRPID-RN-I, 14-15 August, 2016
Monday, May 1, 2017

Following the approval of the International Research Program on Irrigation and Drainage (IRPID) in ICID and having it notified to the member countries, Iran Regional Node held an international workshop, and the Regional Node Management Board continued the relevant activities as follows:

The International Research Cooperation Workshop on Sustainable Agricultural Water Management hosted by Khuzestan Water and Power Authority was held in Ahwaz, I.R. Iran during 14-15, August 2016.

Participants from Russia, Iraq, S. Korea and Mali, as well as, relevant managers, authorities, researchers and professors attended the workshop. Welcoming the participants, Mr. M. R. Shamsaei, Chairman and Managing Director, Khuzestan Water and Power Authority, as well as, Dr. Shariatee, Khuzestan Governor General highlighted the importance of water and irrigation issues in Khuzestan and the requirement of regional cooperations in relevant researches to solve the existing problems. Mr. R. Maydani, Deputy Minister of Energy on Water and Wastewater pointed out the water Crisis conditions in Iran and the region, and recommended applying harmonious scientific approaches to surpass the crisis and solve water and irrigation issues.

Dr. S. Nairizi, ICID President emphasized the importance of irrigation and drainage researches in food security, and regional and international cooperations in supplying sufficient food production. The representative of Jihad-e Agriculture Deputy-Minister on Agricultural Research, Training and Extension clarified agricultural water conditions, existing threats, and the requirement of extensive cooperations to solve the problems.  Dr. M. J. Monem, Head of IRAN Regional Node of International Research Program on Irrigation and Drainage explained the processes of establishing the Regional Node and the performed activities.

The workshop continued with the national statements by the relevant representatives, researchers, and professors of the research centers.

Iran Regional Node Management Board session was held on 15 August 2016 with participants from Russia, Iraq, S. Korea and Mali with the Chair of I. R. Iran at the presence of ICID President. ICID Secretary General participated the meeting through Skype. International cooperation mechanisms on irrigation and drainage researches and extension methods, capacity building and research achievements in the methods of supplying the program required credits were discussed and reviewed.

In this session, Mr. M. J. Monem as the Head of Iran Regional Node of International Research Program on Irrigation and Drainage, Ms. Irina Bondarik, and Mr. Seung Won Lee as the representatives of Russia and S. Korea respectively, and Ms. Narges Zohrabi as the node Secretary were nominated after formal introductions for the period of 3 years. Representative of Iraq to be nominated formally by Iraq authorities.

The secretariat site was confirmed to be in Ahwaz, Khuzestan, I. R. Iran.

Eventually, maintaining communications with national research centers, informing the requirements of the training workshops and researches to the secretariat, establishing the center website, and commissioning the irrigation and drainage research data base were emphasized.

In the end, all the participants appreciated Khuzestan Water and Power Authority attempts on supporting the node, and thanked holding of the workshop by the Management Board.


# Title File Type Size
1 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - RRI-Introduction (Korea-Dr.Lee) .pdf 5.269 MB Download
2 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - CountryReport (Iraq-Miss.Dalia Abdulqader Abdulhameed) .pdf 1.188 MB Download
3 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - ICID+AREO(Iran-Dr.Dehghani) .pdf 3.124 MB Download
4 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - Iran-Dr.Kaveh Madani .pdf 11.958 MB Download
5 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - Iran-irpid-report-Ahvaz-2016 (Iran-Dr. Monem) .pdf 715.025 KB Download
6 Presentation files of International Workshop on “Exploring Collaborative Research for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management”- 14th Aug, 2016 - KWPA at a Glance (Iran-Dr. Zohrabi) .pdf 6.503 MB Download