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October 3, 2016

2nd WORLD IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE PRIZE Announcement of the Second World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2016

Announcement of the Second World Irrigation and Drainage Prize, 2016


Prof. Bart Schultz of The Netherlands, a global expert in the field of drainage and lowland development has been selected by an eminent International Jury for award of the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize for his sustained, long standing and highly committed work to irrigation and drainage sector worldwide through education, research, planning and international project implementation.

Prof. Bart Schultz has unparalleled achievement in the field of land and water development, drainage, irrigation, flood protection and environmental engineering. During his long and distinguished career as Professor, at UNESCO-IHE, Prof. Bart Schultz has trained hundreds of graduate students at UNESCO-IHE and guided about 200 foreign students in their research for Master Degree and more than 15 for their PhD degree. The results of his research have been extensively used by government departments in Indonesia, Estonia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Central Asia, and The Netherlands, to name just a few.

He is a firm advocate of technology transfer through exchange of experiences and has been actively involved in ICID activities for more than 30 years having served as its Vice President and then President. He has chaired many Task Forces on the various World Water Forums and has been on the Editorial Board of the Irrigation and Drainage Journal (EB-JOUR) for more than 15 years.

Prof. Schultz will be presented with the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 6 November 2016.

World Irrigation and Drainage Prize is instituted by ICID to recognise the contribution of individuals and institutions promoting sustainable irrigation and enhanced agriculture production around the world. The Jury for the Second Edition of the Prize was chaired by President Honoraire Dr. Chandra Moodrmooto, with members drawn from FAO, DWFI and ICID.

S.No. Name of the Winner(s) Contribution for Category of Award
1 Prof. Li Jiusheng (China) “Innovation and Extension of Sprinkler and Micro Irrigation Technologies in China” WatSave Technology Award
2 Mr. Va-Son Boonkird & Dr. Watchara Suiadee (Thailand)- “Innovation, Implementation and Extension of the Water Saving Integrated Smart Farming – AWDI Technique in Thailand” WatSave Management Award
3 Dr. Mohamed El-Hagarey (Egypt) “Save Irrigation Water Using the Innovative Machine of Soil and Water Management for Rice Crop Cultivation (SWMR)” WatSave Young Professional Award
4 Mr. Chandrashekhar H. Bhadsavle, Mr. Changdev K. Nirguda & Mr. Anil D. Nivalkar (India) “Saguna Rice Technique – Zero Till, Conservation Agriculture (CA) Technique” WatSave Farmer Award
1 Ludivine Pradeleix (France)
Philippe Roux (France)
Sami Bouarea (France)
Bochra Jaouani (Tunisia)
Zohra Lili-Chabaane (Tunisia) and
Veronique Bellon-Maurel (France)
Paper titled “Environmental Impacts of Contrasted Groundwater Pumping Systems assessed by Life Cycle Assessment Methodology: Contribution to the Water-Energy Nexus Study” published in Volume 64, Issue 1 (2015) of Irrigation and Drainage – the Journal of ICID