South Asian Conference on Water in Agriculture (SAC-WIA 2007)

Venue: College of Agriculture

Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 17, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 16, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2007
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Themes and Sub-themes
1. Climate changes and water resources
. Climate variability and changes
. Rainfall modeling and prediction
. Hydrological modeling and forecasting
. Rainfall and runoff availability for collection
. Advances in drought & flood management
2. Water harvesting and recycling
. In-situ rainwater conservation
. Water harvesting structure for efficient collection and reuse of rainwater
. Promoting rainwater harvesting at community level
. Low-cost micro-rainwater harvesting technologies
.Water saving technologies: Myths and realities
. Siltation of reservoirs and catchments management
. Water losses from catchments and water harvesting structures
3. Efficient water management for sustaining agricultural productivity
. Suitable crops and varieties
. Techniques for improving water use efficiency
4. Groundwater recharge
. Advances in field techniques
. Groundwater flow and solute transport modeling
. Groundwater issues in urban, industrial and mining environments
. Groundwater sustainable use and development .Surface water -groundwater interaction
5. Diversified farming and rainwater management
. Crop diversification and diversified rainwater use
. Farming systems
. Biotic stress management
. Farm mechanization
6. Irrigation and water management
.Water logging, salinity and drainage
. Plasticulture in Agriculture
.Command Area Development
. Irrigation methods, practices and equipments
. Participatory irrigation management
. Water budgeting & water balance
7. Natural resource management
. Agro forestry systems ยง Mining and water resources
. Watershed management and development
8. Applications of frontier technologies
. Use of remote sensing & GIS
. Crop simulation modeling to increase water productivity
9. Economic and rural development
. Social and economic aspects of rainwater management
. Water policy and trading
.Social infrastructure development
. Poverty alleviation through agriculture development
. Trans-boundary water resources management
10. Water security and related issues
. Water for food security
. Capacity building including training



Additional Information

Organizers Steering Committee Chief Patron Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Chairman, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India Patron Shri Shivraj Singh Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh, Raipur, India Chairman Dr. C.R. Hazra Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Members Prof. J.S. Bali Patron, Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi, India Dr. Suraj Bhan President, Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi, India Member Secretary Dr. R. B. Sharma Director Research, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Organizing Secretary Dr. K.K. Sahu Head, Department of Land and Water Management, College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur 492006 (Chhattisgarh) India Telephone: +91-771- 2443220 (O) 0091-98261-62940(Mobile), Fax: +91-771- 2443220 e-mail:, LOCAL ORGANIZING Committee Chairman Dr. B.S. Thakur Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Members Dr. R.B.S. Sanger Director Extension, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. A.S.R.A.S. Sastri Dean, RMD CARS, Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. R.K. Sahu Dean Faculty of Agril. Engineering., IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. K.C.P.Singh Dean, College of Dairy Technology, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. Sudhakar Jogi Dean, Vety. College, Anjora, Durg (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. V.P. Verma Dean Student Welfare, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. S.S. Kolhe Director Instructions, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. D.A. Sarnaik Dean TCB CARS, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) India Dr. S.K. Patil Dean, SGD CARS, Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) India Shri K.C. Painkra Registrar, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Shri A.K. Sinha Comptroller, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Shri D.D. Mishra Superintendent Physical Plant, IGKV, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India Shri S.R. Ratre Vice-President, SCSI Chhattisgarh State Chapter, Raipur, India Shri P.C. Baghel Secretary, SCSI Chhattisgarh State Chapter, Raipur, India