2nd World Irrigation Forum
The 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) will be hosted at Chiang Mai city, Thailand from 6-12 November 2016 on the theme “Water management in a changing World: Role of Irrigation in Sustainable Food Production” with three sub-themes: (i) Key actors in balancing water, food, energy and ecology; (ii) Management of climatic extremes with focus on floods and droughts; and (iii) Key and smart actions to alleviate hunger and poverty through irrigation and drainage.
The participants includes: policy makers, experts, researchers, consultants, manufacturers, contractors, academics and farmers through various institutions, non-governmental organizations and development agencies, etc.
The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation and drainage and allied sectors which alone can meet the growing food demand and address poverty, in times of changing climate and depleting freshwater resources and is key to the rural transformation. The Forum addresses the various multidisciplinary perspectives that encompasses agriculture water management for rural transformation and includes irrigation, drainage, flood management, drought, land reclamation, climate and environment disciplines.
WIF2 will also provide a special opportunity for corporates, where they can promote their products and services. This will be the largest business event relating to agriculture, water, and the environment. This mega event will also provide an opportunity to experience the newest skills and products simultaneously, and also allow in exchanging of information from worldwide experts in these important fields.