Technical Sections I: Land and Water

INTRODUCTION

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.

Members:

Member: Prof. Taisheng Du

Center for Agricultural Water Research in China, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China

CN China

TEL:

E-mail: dutaisheng@cau.edu.cn

Member: Mr. Silvio Lima

Institute for Research and Innovation in Irrigated Agriculture (INOVAGRI), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil

BR Brazil

TEL:

E-mail: silviocarlos@inovagri.org.br

Member: Dr. Atmaram Mishra

International Water Management Institute, New Delhi Office, New Delhi – 110012, India

IN India

TEL:

E-mail: atmaramm@yahoo.com

Member: Prof. Forster Ndibusi

Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU,... read-more

US United States

TEL:

E-mail: fndubisi@arch.tamu.edu

Member: Dr. Lineu Neiva Rodrigues

Embrapa Cerrados

BR Brazil

TEL:

E-mail: lineu.rodrigues@embrapa.br

Member: Prof. Budi Indra Setiawan

Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

ID Indonesia

TEL:

E-mail: budindra@apps.ipb.ac.id

Member: Prof. Nobuo Toride

Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho Tsu, Japan

JP Japan

TEL: +81 59-231-9588

E-mail: ntoride@bio.mie-u.ac.jpg

Honorary Chairs:

Honorary Chairs: Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens

Land Use Planning Group Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 Wageningen

NL Netherlands

TEL: +31 317 484840

E-mail: gerrit-jan.carsjens@wur.nl

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Mauro Greppi

Istituto di Idraulica Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, IT-20133 Milano

IT Italy

TEL: +39 02 50316906

E-mail: mauro.greppi@unimi.it

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Guanhua Huang

Chinese-Israeli International Center for Research and Training in Agriculture (CIICTA), China Agricultural University (... read-more

CN China

TEL: +86 10 62737154 / 62737138

E-mail: ghuang@cau.edu.cn

Honorary Chairs: Prof. André Musy

Laboratory Hydrology and Land Improvement, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Architecture,... read-more

CH Switzerland

TEL: +41 21 69 33 721

E-mail: andre.musy@epfl.ch

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Luis Santos Pereira

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon University, Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food - LEAF,... read-more

PT Portugal

TEL: +351 21 365 3100

E-mail: luis.santospereira@gmail.com

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Yohei Sato

Japan Association of Agricultural Engineering Enterprises: c/o Nogyodoboku-Kaikan, 5-34-4, shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo... read-more

JP Japan

TEL: 090-4701-4017

E-mail: sato-yoh@mail2.accsnet.ne.jp

Honorary Chairs: Prof. José María Tarjuelo

Director Regional Centre on Water Research, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario, E 02071 Albacete,... read-more

ES Spain

TEL: +34 967 599 200

E-mail: jose.tarjuelo@uclm.es

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Hubert N. van Lier

Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

NL Netherlands

TEL:

E-mail: huub.vanlier@isomul.com; h.n.van.lier@online.nl

Liaison Members

Liaison Members: Prof. Guido D’Urso

Department of Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Università 100, I-80055... read-more

IT Italy

TEL: +39-081-2539418

E-mail: guido.durso@unina.it

Liaison Members: Dr. José Fernando Ortega Álvarez

Regional Centre on Water Research, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario, E 02071 Albacete, Spain

ES Spain

TEL: +34 967 599 200

E-mail: jose.ortega@uclm.es

Liaison Members: Prof. Ragab Ragab

Centre for Ecology & Idrology (CEH) Maclean building, Crowmarsh Gifford Wallingford, OX10 8BB

GB United Kingdom

TEL: +44 1491 692303

E-mail: rag@ceh.ac.uk

Liaison Members: Prof. Nunzio Romano

Department of Agricultural Engineering, Division for Land and Water Resources Management, University of Naples Federico... read-more

IT Italy

TEL: +39-081-2539421

E-mail: nunzio.romano@unina.it

Liaison Members: Prof. José Luis Rubio

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificacion - CIDE, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universitat de... read-more

ES Spain

TEL: +34 96 342 41 62

E-mail: jose.l.rubio@uv.es

Liaison Members: Prof. Yoshiyuki Shinogi

Laboratory of Irrigation and Water Management, Division of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Department of Agro-... read-more

JP Japan

TEL: +81 92 642 2909

E-mail: yshinogi@bpes.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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.

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.

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.