From 2011-03-14 to 2011-03-16
Venue: Orléans, France
This conference is the 24th European Regional Conference of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). The conference will accept contributions from worldwide that deal with issues related to the management of groundwater resources, including human action on the system (physical, economic, institutionnal, regulation). Transboundary groundwater issues will not be addressed by the conference.
The complexity of aquifers functioning on large time and space scales hampers collective action as well as the perception of the impacts on the environment. However formal or informal solutions emerge locally. Governance modes and regulations have been experimented in several environments worldwide. What are these solutions? In which conditions are they implemented? How effective are they? What are future opportunities for a sustainable management of groundwater resources? Concrete experiences will be presented and analysed through oral presentations and round table debates.
The Conference is open to a wide public of researchers, water basin or managers of irrigation schemes, SME, users’ representatives and stakeholders.
Organizers: ICID, CIRAD, AFEID, DRAF Centre, BRGM, Chambre d’Agriculture du Loiret, Chambre d’Agriculture d’Eure et Loir, UNESCO-IHP.
Contact Name: C. Rollin