More than 1,200 participants join in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at WIF2
Approximately 1,200 participants from more than 45 countries around the world have gathered in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the 2nd World Irrigation Forum and the 67th International Executive Council Meeting, being held in Chiang Mai.///
Report from Chiang Mai: 2nd World Irrigation Forum launched
At present there are about 7.3 billion people in the world and this total is projected to reach more than 9 billion in 2050. In order to sustain this rise, the world will need to produce a lot more food, which is a real challenge as hunger and poverty still exist in parts of the world. So key stakeholders have been planning ways to cope with future food demand at events like the 2nd World Irrigation Forum, being held in Chiang Mai this week; our correspondent Panod Srisinsuphya is currently there.///
Scoop Chiang Mai's wise men appreciate value of water
A group of Chiang Mai people, who recognize the value and the importance of water and water management, implemented His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s guidelines on the matter to maintain water in the Ping River, while managing to pass on their wisdom to new generations. Our reporter Asma Thinkohkaew has the story.
Thailand will host the 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) and the 67th International Executive Council (IEC) from 6th-12th November in Chiang Mai. Joining the discussion in the events next week, are specialists and members of the civil sector involved in the field of water management and drainage. Khun Phanthikarn Phetnarin was in Chiang Mai and brought us the story.
First of Thailand to host the 2nd World Irrigation Forum
It is widely know that the world never stop revolving and evolving. Yet it was not until The last 4-5 decades that world has been changed drastically. Increase in the world population Causes more demand on food consumption, thus food security has become important issue for every country. Moreover, human needs become more complicated because of higher expectation due to modern technology. As a result, economic systems of all countries have been forced to strive to satisfy human in the most effective fashion. In the same way, increase in world population, more complicated human need, and global industrialization have accelerated climate change, which directly effects on water-related issues, not only the excess of water and drought but also the water quality as well.
ICID has missions to stimulate and promote the development and application of the arts, sciences and techniques of engineering, agriculture, economics, ecological and social sciences in managing water and land resources for irrigation, drainage, flood management, for achieving sustainable agriculture water management.
In order to address issues above and fulfilling ICID ‘s mission and objectives of contributing to food security, ICID is bringing together representative of all stakeholders involved in irrigation of all types and at all scales under the umbrella of World Irrigation Forum (WIF). It will include policy makers, experts, research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, private sector companies and farmers, among other. The 2nd WIF is being organized in cooperation with the host Thai National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (THAICID) and in other partnerships. The 67th International Executive Council meeting and its Pre-Council Meeting of Workbodies will held with 2nd WIF.