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ICID AnnuAl RepoRt • 2010-11


and PAWEES in the meeting. Case studies from Japan, Turkey, and Indonesia were presented. Ian Moorhouse (Australia) made a presentation on Murray-Darling Basin and the preparation of the 7th ARC under the theme “Regional cooperation for water and food security” from 23-28 June 2012 in Adelaide, Australia


european Regional Working Group (eRWG) Year of establishment: 1995 Webpage: http://www.erwg.icidonline.org


Mandate: The mission of ERWG is to promote awareness about critical ICID relevant water issues at all levels in Europe and to pay special attention to the environmentally sustainable water management in Europe.


Members: (1) VP Dr. Laszlo Hayde, Chairman (2010) (Hungary, 2005); (2) VPH Prof. Dr. Peter Kovalenko, Vice-Chairman (Ukraine, 2005); (3) VPH Prof. Dr. Brane Maticic (Slovenia, 1996); (4) Dr. Michele Angelo Cuccaro (Italy, 1996); (5) Prof. Dr. Ion Nicolaesco (Romania, 1996); (6) Pedro Eduardo da Cunha Serra (Portugal,1996); (7) Nicos Tsiourtis (Cyprus, 1996); (8) Prof. Dr. Svatopluk Matula (Czech Rep., 1997); (9) Dr. Antanas Maziliauskas (Lithuania, 1997); (10) Dipl.-Ing. Frederick M. Cate (Austria, 1998); (11) VPH Dr. Ricardo Segura (Spain, 1999); (12) Jaakko Sierla (Finland, 2001); (13) Dr. Davor Romic (Croatia, 2002); (14) Mati Tonismae (Estonia, (15) Dr. Zvonimir Vukelic (Macedonia, 2002); (16) Prof. Dr. A. Poulovassilis (Greece, 2003); (17) Dr. John Martin (Ireland, 2003); (18) Peter Pantelic (Serbia, 2003); (19) Dr. Pol Hakstege (The Netherlands, 2007); (20) Dr. Irina G. Pankova (Russia, 2007); (21) Claude Alain Vullier (Switzerland, 2007); (22) France representative; (23) Germany representative; (24) U.K. representative; and (25) Secretary General, ICID


observer: (i) Mohammed Binbilidia (IME, France); and (ii) Prof. Dr. Joachim Quast (Germany).


ex-officio Members : (i) VPH Prof. Dr. Peter Kovalenko (Ukraine), Chairman, ERWG Work Team on Sustainable Irrigation Management; and (ii) VPH Dr. G.G. Gulyuk (Russia), Chairman, ERWG Work Team on Drainage.


Activities: The 16th meeting of the European Regional Working Group (ERWG) was held on 12 October 2010 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. VP Dr. Laszlo Hayde (Hungary) became the new Chairman of the ERWG in place of VPH Dr. Eiko Lübbe (Germany). The WG thanked Dr. Lübbe for his contributions to the WG activities since 2002. VP Dr. Hayde expressed the highest appreciation of the WG to Dr. Lübbe for his efforts in taking the WG to a new level.


One of the new developments in ERWG was the cooperation with EWA (European Water Association) and the International Commission for Protection of the Rivers like Rhine, Danube, and Odra. It was agreed to continue the co-operation among ICID- ERWG, Central and Eastern Europe Global Water Partnership (CEE-GWP) and World Wide Fund of Nature (WWF).


The WG accepted the idea of merging European Work Team on Drought (EWTDRO) and European Work Team on Floods


The Indonesian National Committee (INACID) organized the 6th Asian Regional Conference (ARC) on the theme “Improvement of irrigation and drainage efficiency through participatory irrigation development and management under the small land holding conditions” from 14- 16 October 2010 at Yogyakarta.


VP Dr. Laszlo G. Hayde and VPH Prof. Peter Kovalenko


(EWTFLO) to create a new Work Team under the name Work Team on Water Related Risk Analysis (EWTWRRA). The WG deliberated on the new mandate of the WT and its membership. Dr. Sandor Szalai (Hungry) provided the initial work plan for the WT.


Dr. Sami Bouarfa (France), representative from AFEID, informed the meeting about the preparations of 24th European Regional Conference (ERC) to be held during 14-16 March 2011 at Orléans, France. The theme of the Conference was “Groundwater Management” and the other topics for the Conference were: (i) Hydro-geological studies; (ii) Conjunctive use of ground and surface water; (iii) Collective action and multi-actors processes; (iv) The EU water framework directive and groundwater daughter directive; (v) Economic approaches; and (vi) Each groundwater use has its own quality requirements. Dr. Sami Bouarfa was President of the Technical Committee of AFEID and Chair of the Conference


Dr. Bert Toussaint, representative from NETHCID, reported about the 25th European Regional Conference (ERC) to be held during 16-20 May 2011 at Groningen, The Netherlands. The theme of the Conference was “Integrated Water Management of Multiple Land Use in Flat Coastal Areas” and the other topics of the Conference were - (i) Multiple land-use; (ii) Fresh water management and salt intrusion; (iii) Flood risk management; and (iv) Institutional arrangements and history. Dr. Bert Toussaint was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference.


The National Committee of the Russian Federation on Irrigation and Drainage (RUCID) agreed to host the 12th International Drainage Workshop in Russia in June 2014.


It was informed that the Secretariat of GECID at ZALF has been closed due to retirement of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Quast. ERWG appreciated the hard work of Prof. Quast and his editorial team who have prepared and published the ERWG Letter every year.


The Young Professional Fora have been routinely organized during the European Regional Conferences in the past and it has


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