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? Facilitated by 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