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Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine APPENDIX A AGENDA Strengthening Science-Based Decision Making in Developing Countries: Agricultural Water Management Tunis, Tunisia June 7-9, 2005 Tuesday, June 7 SESSION 1: Overview and Principles 0900 Opening Ceremony Professor Mohamed Limam, Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Capacity John Boright, Executive Director, International Affairs, The U.S. National Academy of Sciences Workshop Co-Chair, Sihem Benabdallah, Professor, Labo. Geochemistry Physics and Chemistry of Water-INRST Workshop Co-Chair, Henry Vaux, Jr., Professor University of California, Berkeley Moneef Zou’bi, Director General, Islamic World Academy of Sciences 0940 Keynote Address: “The Water Resources and Water Management Regimes in the North of Tunisia” Sihem Benabdallah, Professor, Labo. Geochemistry Physics and Chemistry of Water-INRST 1010 Questions and Discussion 1040 Keynote Address: “Agriculture in Tunisia: An Overview of Current Conditions and Future Prospects” Mme. Raquia Boutiti, Director, Irrigation and Water Use Authority 1110 Questions and Discussion 1140 Break
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Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia 1155 “Scientific Principles of Agricultural Water Management.” Dr. John Letey, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside 1225 Questions and Discussion 1255 End of Morning Session 1300 Lunch 1430 “The Role of Science in Agricultural Water Management” Mr. Tom Huntzinger, Water Appropriations Program, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture 1500 Questions and Discussion 1530 “Scientific Innovations in Agricultural Water Management: Regulated Deficit Irrigation in Trees and Vines.” Dr. David Goldhamer, Kearney Agricultural Center 1600 Questions and Discussion 1630 Roundtable Discussion: Conclusions for the Day 1700 Adjourn for Day Wednesday, June 8 SESSION 2: What do Decision-Makers Need from Scientists? Perspectives of Decision-Makers from the Federal to Local Levels 0900 Panel 1: Science and Agricultural Water Management in the United States What the grower needs: Mr. Dan Dooley, Grower, Visalia, California Discussant, government perspectives: Ms. Rita Maguire, President and CEO, ThinkAZ and former Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources 1000 Questions and Discussion 1030 Break 1045 The Role of Science in Managing Water: A National Perspective M. Horchani, Former Secretary of State of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Tunisia
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Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia 1115 Questions and Discussion 1145 “The state of the art in decision making and management of water risks at the national level” Professor Fouad Ben Abdelaziz, Tunisian Institute of Management, and University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates “Decision Support Systems for Agricultural Water Management” Dr. Rabi Mohtar, Professor, Purdue University 1230 Questions and Discussion 1300 Lunch SESSION 3: Providing Scientific Advice 1430 Panel: “What are the Elements of Good Scientific Advice” Dr. Henry Vaux, Jr. Professor, University of California, Berkeley Ms. Rita Maguire, President and CEO, ThinkAZ and former Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources 1530 Questions and Discussion SESSION 4: Linking Science to Action Session Chair: Professor Fouad Ben Abdelaziz, Tunisian Institute of Management, and University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 1600 Panel: Scientific Institutions that Provide Science Advice for Agricultural Water Management The U.S. National Academy of Sciences Dr. John Boright, The National Academies Tunisian International Center for Environmental Technologies Dr. Amel Jrad, TICET 1700 Questions and Discussion 1730 Adjourn for the day
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Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia Thursday, June 9 0900 Linking Science to Action James Dobrowolski, Associate Professor, Washington State University Moneef Zou’bi, Director General, Islamic World Academy of Sciences 1000 Questions and Discussion 1030 Perspectives from Other Countries Iran Algeria Senegal 1115 Break 1130 Perspectives from Other Countries (continued) Jordan Palestine Egypt Turkey 1300 Lunch SESSION 5: Conclusions and Next Steps 1430 Group Discussion What are the most important scientific needs? How can communication between scientists, managers and decision makers be facilitated? 1600 Roundtable Discussion: What are the next steps? 1700 Closing Ceremony 1730 Reception
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