Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture
CA Info Brief No. 12 –
The CA assesses current knowledge and experience to identify the most effective investment and management decisions in water management for agriculture for reducing poverty and enhancing food and environmental security.
Apologies for Cross-Postings
These publications present results of CA gap-filling research projects selected through two competitive calls for proposals. The Synthesis work is being finalised.
Book: ‘Environment and Livelihoods in
Coastal Zones: Managing Agriculture – Fishery – Aquaculture Conflicts’, Editors: Hoanh, C.T., Tuong,
T.P., Gowing, J.W., and Hardy, B., June 2006, Series Editor:
This book is based on the outcomes of a, the International Conference on Environment and Livelihoods in Coastal Zones: Managing Agriculture-Fishery-Aquaculture Conflicts, 1-3 March 2005, Bac Lieu, Vietnam. A joint effort of the CA/IRRI/World Fish Center.
CA Research Report No. 11: ‘Prospects for productive use of
saline water in
CA Discussion Paper No. 3: 'The Possibilities for Dryland Crop Yield Improvement in
FAO water Report 30: “Stakeholder-oriented valuation to
support water resources management processes , Confronting concepts
with Local Practices”, 2006, by Leon Hermans &
Global Theme on Agroecosystems Report No. 20: ‘On-site and Off-site Impact of Watershed Development: A Case Study of Rajasamadhiyala, Gujarat, India, Sreedevi, TK, SP Wani, R Sudi, Mahesh S Patel, Jayesh Talati, SN Singh and Tushar Shah’ (PDF 1.1MB)
Global Theme on Agroecosystems
Report No. 26: ‘Yield Gap Analysis of
Major Rainfed Crops of Northern Vietnam Using Simulation Modeling’
Other publications can be downloaded from Publications, including the CA research reports 1-10, CA publications in partners series, the Blue Paper: Investing in Water for Food, Ecosystems and Livelihoods, Stockholm 2004 (PDF 634 KB) and the book, Water Productivity in Agriculture: Limits and Opportunities for Improvement [Book index HTML]
Water for Food - Water for Life: 18 Pieces of Art Selected to Illustrate the CA
The CA, SIWI, RAMSAR,
Next events for the CA
CA book is being edited and will be available in the final quarter of
2006. It will be presented in special
18/19 July Conference on Transforming Tropical Agriculture: An Assessment of Major Technological, Institutional, and Policy Innovations, Brasil. Key note by F. Rijsberman.
16/17 August - Symposium “ Water for Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment: Finding a Flow for
August 2006, World Water Week in
September 2006, 9th
September 2006, 2nd Regional Workshop on Agricultural Water Management (AWM) in
Eastern and Southern
October 2006, 26th IRRC at International Rice Congress (IRC 2006): IRC 2006 will take place in
November 2006, International Forum on Water and Food: This event is organized by the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and will
be held in
News from our Partners –
Just released by IWMI:
- a webmap to give you simple & easy access to 102 years of climate data (the data source is CRU Climate Research Unit of University of East Anglia, UK). http://dw.iwmi.org/dataplatform/ClickandPlot.aspx
- an on-line data and information portal with CP-WF that provides access to water, agriculture and environment scientific data. The portal name is IDIS - Integrated Database Information System. http://dw.iwmi.org/
- a new and much improved version of the World Water and Climate Atlas interface for accurate data on climate and moisture availability for agriculture. The resolution of data for the Atlas is 0.1 degree (~10 Km) and the coverage is the globe. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/atlas.htm. (guidelines for the new version ; interface for the new version ; data CDs1 and data CD 2).