Technical Sections I

Section I: Land and Water

 

Land and Water Engineering

 

Promote the advance of the engineering science in the area of land and water use in agriculture and in rural areas, giving special attention to the conservation of resources, the preservation and re-establishment of environmental balances, and the social and economic impacts of applications in order to realize sustainable development for both urban and rural societies.

2013 Report of Section I (appended on 12/Feb/2015)

2012 Report of Section I

2011 Report of Section I

2010 Report of Section I

Members

Chair: Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens
Land Use Planning Group Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 Wageningen, The Netherlands
TEL: +31 317 484840
FAX: +31 317 419000
E-mail:gerrit-jan.carsjens@wur.nl
Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens
Vice Chair: Dr. Antonio Brasa Ramos
Dep. Producción Vegetaly Tecnología Agraria, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, University of Castilla-La Mancha,Campus Universitario, E 02071 Albacete, Spain
T.: +34 967 599 200
F.: +34 967 599 238
Email: Antonio.Brasa@uclm.es
Secretary: Dr. Jose Manuel Monteiro Gonçalves
Departamento de Ciências Exactas e do Ambiente, Escola Superior Agraria, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Bencanta– 3040-316 Coimbra, Portugal.
TEL: +351 239 802 261
FAX: +351 239 802 979
Email: jmmg@esac.pt
Dr. Yoshiyuki Shinogi
Laboratory of Irrigation and Water Management, Division of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Department of Agro-environmetal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 512-8581, Japan
T.: +81-92-642-2909
F.: +81-92-642-2914
Email: yshinogi@bpes.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Dr. Harouna Karambiri
International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), 1, Rue de la Science – BP 594 Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso
TEL: +226 50492873 / +226 78758077
Email: harouna.karambiri@2ie-edu.org
Dr. Enrique Palacios
Colegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas, Especialidad de Hidrociencias Carretera México-Texcoco Km 36.5, Codigo Postal 56230, Campus: Montecillo, Municipio de Texcoco, Estado de México, Mexico
T.: +52 5558045986
F.: +52 5558045937
Email: epalacio@colpos.mx
Mr. José A. Morábito
Riego y Drenaje INA-CRA, Argentina, Belgrano Oeste 210, Piso 3, Oficina 324, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
T.: +54 261 4286993
F.: +54 261 4288251
Email: jmorabito@lanet.com.ar
Dr. Jarbas Honorio de Miranda
Department of Biosystems Engineering, "Luiz de Queiroz" College of Agriculture - University of São Paulo, Av. Pádua Dias, 11, 13.418-900, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
T.: (+55) 19 3429-4123 Extension:210
F.: (+55) 19 3429-4439
Email: jhmirand@usp.br
Prof. Yakov P. Lobachevsky
All-Russia Research Institute for Mechanization in Agriculture (VIM), 125183, Cherepanovih, 46A-38, Moscow, Russia
TEL: 095-977-1133
FAX: 095-977-1133
Email: lobachevsky@yandex.ru

Honorary Chairs:

Prof. Hubert N. van Lier
Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Email: huub.vanlier@isomul.com
Prof. Luis Santos Pereira
Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Dep. Engenharia Rural, Tapada da Ajuda, P 1399 Lisbon, Portugal
TEL: +351 21 36 21 575 / 36 53 339
FAX: +351 21 36 35 031 / 36 21 575
Email: luis.santospereira@gmail.com
Prof. André Musy
Laboratory Hydrology and Land Improvement, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Bâtiment GR, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
TEL: +41 21 69 33 721
FAX: +41 21 69 33 739
Email: andre.musy@epfl.ch
Prof. Yohei Sato
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, 3-1-3, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8604, Japan
TEL: +81 29 838 8141
FAX: +81 29 838 8146
sato-yoh@mail2.accsnet.ne.jp
Prof. Mauro Greppi
Istituto di Idraulica Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, IT-20133 Milano, Italy
TEL: + 39 02 503.16906
mauro.greppi@unimi.it
Prof. José M. Tarjuelo
Director Regional Centre on Water Research, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario, E 02071 Albacete, Spain
TEL: +34 967 599 200
FAX: +34 967 599 238
jose.tarjuelo@uclm.es
Prof. Guanhua Huang
Chinese-Israeli International Center for Research and Training in Agriculture (CIICTA), China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, 100083, P.R. China
TEL: +86 10 62737154 / 62737138
FAX: +86 10 62737138
E-mail:ghuang@cau.edu.cn

Liaison Members (permanent observers):

CIGR Working Group on Earth Observation for Land and Water Engineering:

Prof. Guido D’Urso
Department of Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Università 100, I-80055 Portici, Naples, Italy
E-mail: durso@unina.it
WG website: http://digilander.libero.it/
WG_CIGR_EO/index.htm

CIGR Working Group on “Water Management and Information Systems”:

Dr. José Fernmando Ortega Álvarez
Regional Centre on Water Research, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario, E 02071 Albacete, Spain
TEL: +34 967 599 200
FAX: +34 967 599 238
jose.ortega@uclm.es

European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng):

Prof. Nunzio Romano
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Division for Land and Water Resources Management, University of Naples Federico II, Via Universita', 100 80055 Portici (Naples) – Italy
TEL: +39 081 2539421 (direct); +39 081 2539415 (secretary's office)
FAX: +39 081 2539412
EMAIL:nunzio.romano@unina.it
URL: http://www.soilhydro.unina.it

ICID Committee on “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production”:

Prof. Ragab Ragab
Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8BB, U. K.
TEL: +44 1491 692303
FAX: +44 1491 692424
rag@ceh.ac.uk

European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC):

Prof. José Luis Rubio
Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificaci?n - CIDE, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universitat de Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana, 46113 Moncada, Valencia, Spain
TEL: +34 96 342 41 62
jose.l.rubio@uv.es

World Road Association (PIARC):

Dr. ir. C. F. (Rinus) Jaarsma
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
rinus.jaarsma@kpnmail.nl

International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering (PAWEES):

Prof. Dr. Yoshiyuki Shinogi
Laboratory of Irrigation and Water Management, Division of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Department of Agro-Environmetal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan
TEL: +81 92 642 2909
FAX: +81 92 642 2914
yshinogi@bpes.kyushu-u.ac.jp

International Institute of Water and Environmental engineering (2IE), Group EIER-ETSHER (Groupe des Ecoles Inter Etats des Ingenieurs et des Techniciens Superieurs):

Dr. Harouna Karambiri
1, Rue de la Science - BP 594 Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso
TEL: +226 50492873 / +226 78758077
harouna.karambiri@2ie-edu.org

Mission, Objectives, Scope and Activities

Mission:

The mission statement of CIGR Section 1: Land and Water is: “… to promote the advance of the engineering science in the area of land and water use in agriculture and in rural areas, giving special attention to the conservation of resources, the preservation and re-establishment of environmental balances, and the social and economic impacts of applications in order to realize sustainable development for both urban and rural societies …”

Objectives:

The mission statement of Section I implies a range of objectives that contribute to the promotion of engineering science in land and water use in agriculture. These are:

  • Improving the knowledge on processes leading to or affecting the quality of land and water resources;
  • Developing and applying technologies for land use planning, including forecasting land use changes, andassessing land use impacts;
  • Improving the knowledge of hydrological processes as affected by land use and agricultural practices;
  • Enhancing knowledge of water contamination by fertilizers and agro-chemicals, and other agricultural sources, as well as assessing control measures;
  • Improving technologies for higher performances in irrigation and drainage;
  • Assessing environmental impacts of land and water use in agriculture;
  • Developing technologies, standards and monitoring systems for wastewater treatment and reuse, and use of low quality water in agriculture.

Scope:

Considering the objectives defined as above, the scope of CIGR-Section I refers to the following main subject areas:

  • Soil management and soil technologies;
  • Soil and water conservation and soil erosion assessment;
  • Agricultural and rural watershed hydrology;
  • Land use planning and management;
  • Rural roads and related supporting infrastructures;
  • Irrigation scheduling and on-farm irrigation systems;
  • Surface and sub-surface drainage systems;
  • Irrigation water supply, conveyance and distribution systems;
  • Non-point and point source contamination assessment and control;
  • Integrated soil and water use planning;
  • Integrated impact assessment of land and water development projects;
  • Modern technologies in land and water engineering, including modelling, information systems, remote sensing, decision support and expert systems.

The Section co-operates with three Working Groups:

  • the Working Group on “Sustainable Land Use and Landscape Planning”, chaired by Gerrit J. Carsjens;
  • the Working Group on “Water Management and Information Systems”, chaired by José Fernando Ortega;
  • the Working Group on “Earth Observation for Land and Water Engineering”, chaired by Guido D’Urso.

Activities:

To achieve the objectives, several activities shall be developed by CIGR-Section I. These comprise:

  • Organisation, sponsoring and co-sponsoring of seminars, workshops and conferences oriented to the objectives and scope of CIGR-Section I;
  • Co-organisation of thematic special sessions, workshops or seminars on occasions of CIGR congresses;
  • Collaboration in scientific committees of general themes of CIGR Congresses;
  • Contributing to the e-journal of CIGR, both with papers and paper reviews, as well as to other publications of CIGR;
  • Supporting the specialised working groups of CIGR of which themes fall in the domain of the Section, the respective Chair Persons becoming members of the Section Board;
  • Establishing special relationships with other international societies of which field is common to that of Section I, namely the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and the European Society for Soil Conservation, of which representatives are ex-office members of the Board of Section I;
  • Developing relations with the regional Agricultural Engineering Societies for implementing common actions; at present one Vice-President of EurAgEng is ex-office member of the Board of Section I;
  • Implementing inter-sections activities;
  • Promoting exchanges of scientific information with professionals, such as through the FAO Agricultural Engineering sites.