On May 6, 2019, the Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems Promotion Trust will hold its 8th International Seminar in Kathmandu, Nepal. The theme of this year's Seminar will be 'Institutional Challenges and Water Security in Irrigation Systems: Consideration from Climate Change and Population Dynamics'.
The thrust of the theme is to look into the Irrigation Institutions for sustainability of irrigation systems ensuring its usual agricultural productivity. The challenges in irrigation institutions also include the question of irrigation system sustainability, performance assessment, institutional and policy landscape of irrigation systems, role of water users associations in the context of climate change, population increase, out-migration and urbanization affecting the farm lands. Competitive use of water is increasing whereby irrigation systems have to compete for water with hydropower, drinking water, and industrial use of water.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is March 20, 2019. The full call can be found via this link.