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The 7th Regional Coordination Meeting, Amman, 3 - 5 NOV 2015

The 7th Regional Coordination Meeting, Amman, 3 - 5 NOV 2015

Session One: Introductory Remarks
 • Welcoming Introductions

• WLI Achievements and Coordination Meeting Expectations

Session Two: Technology Development and Community Understanding in the Irrigated Agro-ecosystems

• WLI Biophysical Research for Development on Irrigated Benchmark Sites in Egypt

• WLI Socioeconomic Research at the community scale in Egypt

• WLI Interventions for Development on Irrigated Benchmark Site in Yemen

• WLI Biophysical Research for Development on Irrigated Benchmark Site in Iraq

• WLI Socioeconomic Research at the Community Scale in Iraq

Session Three: Technology Development and Community Understanding in Rangeland Ecosystems

• WLI Biophysical Research for Development on Irrigated Benchmark Site in Jordan

• WLI Socioeconomic Research at the community scale in Jordan

• Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) and the Potential for Monitoring Arid Rangelands
                    
Session Four: Utilizing New Technology Packages for Water Conservation in the Middle East and North Africa

• WLI Biophysical Research for Development on Irrigated Benchmark Sites in Tunisia

• WLI Socioeconomic Research at the Community Scale in Tunisia

• WLI Biophysical and Socio Economic Research for Development on Benchmark Sites in Palestine

• WLI Socioeconomic Research at the Community Scale in Lebanon

Session Five: Adoption of WLI Technologies – An assessment of current technology development and dissemination strategies

• Comparative analysis of farmers’ willingness to adopt WLI technologies

• Understanding the research-extension-and farmer nexus

• Next steps of the Adoption Analysis

• RAS Global Changes and the Regional and National Responses

Session Six: Involvement of CRP, USDA and University Partners to support WLI activities

• Impact of the Syrian Conflict on Irrigated Agriculture in the Orontes Basin

• Colorado’s Various Growing Regions and Promoting Opportunities for Exchange

• Fertigation Applications in the Jordan Valley

• Leveraging CRP funds to develop M&E system for WLI

Session seven (a): Irrigation Science Keynote Presentation

• Game Changing Research on Irrigation Management Practices/Technologies

Session Seven (b): Mechanics of Rural Development for Water Conservation in Arid Lands Agriculture

• WLI Donor Support and Investing in Water Saving Technologies

• Rehabilitation best-practices in Arid Rangelands

• Water Saving in Hydroponic Farming Systems

• Restoration Concepts for Severely Degraded Watersheds

• Technology Packages for Controlling and Monitoring Gully Erosion in Jordan