Objectives and Topics
The objective of the conference is to bring together scientist, policymakers, water and agricultural managers and farmers to present and share their knowledge, polices, initiatives, case studies, innovative solutions to better manage water and agricultural input to promote sustainable water management and improve livelihood of people. The topics of the symposium should be related in general to water and resources management in arid and semi-arid lands and should include any activity related to water supply, demand, usage and efficiency in the arid environment including but not limited to:Hydrological Processes • Flood water and rainwater harvesting• Flash flood prediction and management• Hydrological processes in arid conditions• Groundwater recharge• Climate change and variability• Urban floods• Domestic water management and supplySoil and Water Conservation• Soil erosion and conservation• Rain-fed agriculture• Drought and desertification• Water conservation measuresAgricultural Engineering and Management• Irrigation management• Agricultural practices• Crop production in desert climate• Crop production with saline water• Organic Waste management• Food trade and virtual waterWater Treatment and Technology• Wastewater treatment • Treated wastewater reuse• Water quality and pollution control• Non-conventional water• Water/Energy/food nexusSocio-Economic Water Studies• Education • Water and communities• Humanitarian crisis and water• Water policy and governance
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