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

2012 Report of Section I

2011 Report of Section I

2010 Report of Section I

Members

Chair: Dr.  Jose Manuel  Gonçalves

Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Agriculture School, 3045-601 Coimbra, Portugal, and Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food - LEAF, Portugal

Tel.: +351 239 802 261

E-mail: jmmg@esac.pt

Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens
Vice Chair: Dr. Nicola Lamaddalena
DLand and Water Resources Management Department
CIHEAM-IAMB
Bari, Italy
Tel.: 329 807 551
Email: lamaddalena@iamb.it
Dr. Nicola Lamaddalena
Secretary: Dr. Claudio Garcia
INIA, Las Brujas
Las Piedras, Uruguay
Tel.: +598-2-3677641
Email: cgarcia@inia.org.uy
Dr. Claudio Garcia
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
Prof. Taisheng Du
Center for Agricultural Water Research in China, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
Email: dutaisheng@cau.edu.cn
Prof. Forster Ndibusi
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-3137
Email: fndubisi@arch.tamu.edu
Dr. Atmaram Mishra
International Water Management Institute, New Delhi Office, New Delhi – 110012, India
Email: atmaramm@yahoo.com
Prof. Nobuo Toride
Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho Tsu, Japan

Tel.: 81-59-231-9588
Email: ntoride@bio.mie-u.ac.jpg
Mr. Silvio Lima
Institute for Research and Innovation in Irrigated Agriculture (INOVAGRI), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil
Email: silviocarlos@inovagri.org.br
Dr. Mohammed Belmakki
Sewerage and Environment Department, National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water - Water Branch, 191 street benghazi Almaghreb Arabi, Temara

Tel.: +212 6 18 42 31 59
Email: med_iav@hotmail.com

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, Lisbon University, Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food - LEAF, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal

TEL: +351 21 365 3100
Email: lluis.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
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
Email:
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
Email: 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
Email: 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
E-mail:ghuang@cau.edu.cn
Chair: Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens
Land Use Planning Group Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 Wageningen, The Netherlands
TEL: +31 317 484840
E-mail:gerrit-jan.carsjens@wur.nl
Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens

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

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
Email: 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)

Email:nunzio.romano@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
Email: 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
Email: jose.l.rubio@uv.es

World Road Association (PIARC):

Dr. ir. C. F. (Rinus) Jaarsma
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Email: 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
Email:
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
Email: 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.