Each BRICS country’s development requires finding ways to provide sustainable water supply for agriculture, taking into account global climate change, price shifts on the global food market, and other factors.
The session’s objectives include analysing existing problems, and identifying their specific features. Agricultural water use in each BRICS country has particular aspects, and also faces more generalised systemic problems. The session participants are expected to review water supply characteristics in various BRICS countries’ agricultural areas; consider ways to increase water supply and reduce water shortages, in the short and long term; discuss means to increase efficiency of water resources’ application in agricultural production, first of all in irrigated farming; reduced drainage flows, treatment and recycling of drainage waters; prospects of integrated water resources management from the agri-industrial complex’s point of view; specific features of and ways to improve STI policy for the agricultural water use system; and further development and harmonisation of legislation regulating agricultural water use.
Session Program: BRICS Water Forum_Session 7 Programme
Session Chair: Boris M. Kiziaev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Kostiakov All-Russian Research Institute of Hydroengineering and Amelioration
Deputy Session Chair: S. Isayeva, Chief Researcher, Deputy Section Head, Kostiakov All-Russian Research Institute of Hydroengineering and Amelioration