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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Agenda." National Research Council. 2007. Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11880.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Agenda." National Research Council. 2007. Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11880.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Agenda." National Research Council. 2007. Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11880.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Agenda." National Research Council. 2007. Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11880.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Agenda." National Research Council. 2007. Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in Tunisia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11880.
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