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5th African Regional Conference on Irrigation and Drainage
March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Following World Health Organization’s guidelines on the risks associated with the spread of Coronavirus, the event has been postponed to a future date.
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) organizes regional conferences at four regions of the world – African Region, European Region, Asian Region, and Pan- American Region.
The African Regional Conference (ARC) series was started with the first one held on Drainage in April 2004 in Cairo, Egypt. The Second African Regional Conference took place in November 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The third ARC on irrigation and drainage was organized in Bamako, Mali in December 2011. The 4th conference on irrigation and drainage was held in Aswan, Egypt in April 2016.
The 5th ARC presented in this first bulletin will be hosted by Moroccan National Committee of ICID (ANAFIDE) during 16-19 March 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco.
The main theme of 5th ARC is “Sustainable management of irrigation for improved resilience of agriculture in Africa”.
“Sustainable management of irrigation under limiting natural resources, for the future we want as envisaged under ICID Vision 2030, calls for recognizing the interlinkages between various sectors. Irrigated agriculture plays a major role in the livelihoods of nations all over the world and with the agricultural water use sector being the largest of all water use sectors we need to have a clear understanding of interlinkages such as nexus between water, food and energy. Sustainable management of irrigation aims to develop ways of using scarce water resources most effectively to maximize food production while minimizing the environment impact of irrigation on the different land and water resources.
It will be once again an excellent opportunity for all of us to be in Morocco to exchange and share the experiences, technologies and ideas to promote the sustainable management through irrigation and drainage.”
(Eng. Felix B. Reinders | President International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage)