The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policymakers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers.
The forum provides a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change. WorldFish will be co-hosting the event program as below at the 3rd World Irrigation Forum in Indonesia:
Tuesday, 3rd September 2019; Enhancing biodiversity with fish-friendly irrigation in Asia;
- 10.20-10.30 PRACTICE: Integrating fish into irrigation infrastructure projects in Myanmar. Mark Dubois, WorldFish Post Doctoral Fellow, Sustainable Aquaculture
- 10.30-11.00 Audience Discussion/activity: What does a sustainable irrigation system look like? Mark Dubois, WorldFish Post Doctoral Fellow, Sustainable Aquaculture and Sanjiv De Silva, IWMI Researcher
The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes multidisciplinary discussions towards a sustainable solution to water management in agriculture through (a) Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations and technologies; (b) Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals; (c) Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national/ international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and; (d) Advocacy for political commitments