2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Events

2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

20 January 2016 to 22 January 2016
Manila
Philippines

The Asian Development Bank responded to regional irrigation needs by hosting the first Asian Irrigation Forum in 2012. The forum brought together stakeholders to share knowledge, best practices, and technological advancements; and identified future investment opportunities. However, irrigation in Asia still faces limited resources, outdated system designs, institutional inefficiencies, and weak governance. There is also a need for more intricate understanding of the changing rural economy and for more novel and impactful solutions. The second Asian Irrigation Forum will address these challenges, building on the gains and advancements made at the first forum to work towards a water and food secure Asia-Pacific region.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Opening Speech Stephen Groff
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Helping to Manage Water Scarcity David Harriss
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Securing Water and Food for the Future: Role of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), in this presentation, discusses the global challenges for sustainable production. The ...
Saeed Nairizi
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Who's Growing Tomorrow's Food?
Majority of the youth have left Nepal to seek better employment opportunities in foreign countries. This video shows how the leftover population in the...
Saraswati Upadhaya
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Life in the Slow Lane
This video explores the relationship between urban and rural areas, and the benefits of engaging in countryside retreat to find peace and quiet from the...
Patiparn Boontarig
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Better Crop Yields Better Life
This video documents how the challenges of getting water to serve highland areas of Tamayong in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao have been...
Gilbert James dela Cruz
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Securing Water and Food: A Private Sector Approach
To address climate change as currently the biggest challenge faced by farmers, Akay Flavours & Aromatics has conceptualized solutions to increase ...
Balu Maliakel
20 Jan 2016 Opening Session Addressing Water Risks Beyond the Production Line Maria Cecilia Alcantara
20 Jan 2016 High-Level Dialogue Opening Remarks Amy Leung
20 Jan 2016 High-Level Dialogue Can We Secure Asia's Water by 2050?
The International Water Management Institute emphasizes productive and sustainable water management as a business case for the planet, focusing on solutions...
Jeremy Bird
20 Jan 2016 High-Level Dialogue Changing Rural Dynamics and the Future of Irrigation
This presentation shares the vision for water and food security in Asia and the Pacific by 2030. Making investments and providing an enabling environment...
Thierry Facon
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Revitalizing Irrigation Performance: Lessons from Asia
Increasing global water requirements and existing drivers of change in the allocation and use of available water resources pose a growing concern. This...
Asian Development Bank
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Opening Remarks Xianbin Yao
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Asia Drying Up: What Lies Ahead? David Wiberg
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Regional Experiences on Irrigation Modernization
This presentation makes the case for the modernization of water resources management and river basin planning, irrigation infrastructure, and the operation...
Joop Stoutjesdijk
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Making Wins in Irrigation: What Have We Learned
This presentation examines Asian Development Bank’s investments on irrigation in Asia and the Pacific region. In addition to performance figures, it discusses...
Akmal Siddiq
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 India's Experiences in Modernization of Irrigation Management
A scorecard of irrigation schemes completed in India's Madhya Pradesh Basin since 2010 is featured in this presentation. It also discusses how huge gains...
Radhey Shyam Julaniya
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Re-Defining Irrigation Modernization
Irrigation modernization ought to focus on innovations that help produce more food with less water. It entails a continuous process of improving infrastructure...
Lance Gore
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Can Irrigation Institutions Perform Better?
Modernization addresses the need to constantly manage change with the environment, the systems, and the needs of water users. This presentation itemizes...
Martin Burton
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Performance Assessment: Modern Methods and Tools Robina Wahaj
20 Jan 2016 Session 1 Modernization Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring
This presentation explains thechallenges faced by modernization plans.It also discusseswhere to “plug the leaks" andthe new management approaches that...
Beau Freeman
20 Jan 2016 Evening Talk - Asia Drying Up: What Lies Ahead An Evaluative Lens on Food, Water, and Energy in Asia
A paradigm change is needed to address Asia’s food-water-energy challenges. This presentation explains the role of evaluation on the development process...
Veronique Salze-Lozac'h
20 Jan 2016 Evening Talk - Asia Drying Up: What Lies Ahead Water Futures and Solutions Towards Innovative Solutions through Integrative Water Futures Analysis David Wiberg
20 Jan 2016 Evening Talk - Asia Drying Up: What Lies Ahead Concluding Remarks Tatiana Gallego-Lizon
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Innovations to Meet Future Needs for Water, Energy, and Food
This document presents efforts to quantify the links between energy and agriculture. It discusses how to implement suitable innovative technologies and...
Asian Development Bank
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 High Level Speaker on Partnerships and Innovations Bambang Susantono
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Opening Remarks Ma. Carmela Locsin
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Innovations: The Path Ahead for a Water and Food Secure Asia Bastiaan Mohrmann
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Challenges in Scaling Up Integrated Approaches: ADB Perspectives
Asia faces the daunting prospect of continuously having to cope with population growth, urbanization, and water insecurity, among other serious issues...
Qingfeng Zhang
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Private Sector Participation in Irrigation Management
Poor management operation and maintenance affects the water-energy-food nexus. An unsuccessful public irrigation management is the result of an unreliable...
Arnaud Cauchois
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Solar Pumping in India: Karnataka Government Buy-Back Scheme
India is on the threshold of a solar revolution. Solar-powered irrigation pumps can either be a challengeor solution to the groundwater crisis in the ...
Tushaar Shah
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Water Accounting and Productivity Using Remote Sensing
Producingmore food using less water is possible with the use of modern and innovative technology. This video focuses on how remote sensing and satellite...
Wim Bastiaanssen
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 The Water-Food-Energy Nexus Claudia Ringler
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Laser Land-Leveling Lin Lin Ho
21 Jan 2016 Session 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Precision Agriculture Mark Yong
21 Jan 2016 Session 3 Improved Financing: Delivering Results
Financing is more than just finding the money for investment and operations of the irrigation and drainage sector. It can be a powerful agent of reform...
21 Jan 2016 Session 3 Delivering Results: Improved Irrigation Financing in Asia
The struggle for more efficient irrigation financing remains a challenge both in the public and private sectors. Stakeholders need to work together to...
James Winpenny, Martin Burton
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Jan 2016 Session 4 Promoting Good Governance in Irrigation
This document presents a broadened perspective of governance in irrigation. It discusses these three key aspects: (i) lessons learned and opportunities...
22 Jan 2016 Session 4 Opening Remarks Plamen Bozakov
22 Jan 2016 Session 4 Enhancing Good Governance in Irrigation-Legal Reforms, Empowerment and E-Governance Malini Vijay Shankar
22 Jan 2016 Session 4 Growing Cities, Hungry Mouths, and Women Farmers: Why Participation Counts
Multiple challenges such as limited recognition impede women’s participation in the agriculture sector. More can be achieved in irrigation when women ...
Ayumi Konishi
22 Jan 2016 Session 4 Summary of Outputs and Closing Remarks Gil Hong Kim

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