Partner Session

Rainfall pattern changes and droughts:
Challenges and needed adaptation for irrigated agriculture

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Date and time (ICT) To be decided by conference organizers
Partner Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)
Associate partner(s)
Title Rainfall pattern changes and droughts: challenges and needed adaptation for irrigated agriculture
Objective(s) 1.   To underline the rainfall changes, the induces droughts and the needed adaptation in the irrigation sector
Abstract Extreme droughts have been observed around the world over the last two decades and the 2022 summer has been one of the driest one never observed at the world scale.
The situation has deeply affected the food production in several regions. The impact of climate change will potentially exacerbate such type of situation with more frequent extreme events and with new spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall. Under this specific context, understanding the long-term evolution of climate and water resources is needed to anticipate the drought events and prepare adaptation strategies regarding food production within irrigated perimeters.

The session, through the situation observed and analyzed in China, will underlined the rainfall changes, the induces droughts and the needed adaptation within the irrigation sector. Obviously, the efficient management of irrigated perimeters is a priority in China where food security should be ensured through a careful water resources management integrating the water uses competition.

Mode of delivery Hybrid (to be confirmed)
Contact person Prof. Philippe Gourbesville
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