SANCID 2012 Symposium (21 November - 23 November 2012) Presentations

The Presentations for the SANCID 2012 Symposium


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Wednesday 21 November 2012

 

Plenary Session

 

Mr Felix Reinders
(SANCID Chairman)

Opening address

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Keynote speaker:
Prof Gregory Kiker
(University of Florida)

Climate change in the United States and South Africa: Lessons for irrigation and drainage management at the catchment scale

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Prof Martin Steyn

Upgraded paper:
How will climate change affect future potato production and water use in South Africa?

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Session 1: Humans at the forefront of watershed management

Dr GR Backeberg

The research and development strategy on water utilisation in agriculture in a changing environment

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Prof H Oosthuizen

Modelling the financial vulnerability of farming systems to climate change

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Prof S Walker

Participatory community extension for dissemination of agrometeorological information

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Mr AS Roux

The FruitLook website: promoting increased water use efficiency in irrigation

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Session 2: Irrigation water use efficiency and water productivity

 

Prof JG Annandale

Nutritional water productivity: An emerging approach for tackling malnutrition in South Africa

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Dr MB Gush

The water-use of fruit tree orchards: Project update

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Ms NA Ibraimo

Quantifying water use of pecans

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Dr C Jarmain

Improving water use efficiency of irrigated sugarcane

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Session 3: Soil water monitoring and irrigation scheduling

Dr S Dzikiti

A preliminary evaluation of the leaf-patch-clamp-pressure probes as online tools for irrigation scheduling for horticultural crops in South Africa.

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Prof A Singels

Integrating weather based crop modelling and soil water monitoring technologies to provide improved decision support for sugarcane irrigation management

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Dr NJ Taylor

Citrus water use dynamics and the implications for irrigation scheduling

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Mr PS van Heerden

Verifying crop coefficient correctness used in SAPWAT3

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Thursday 22 November 2012

 

Session 4: Climate change: mitigation and adaptation

 

Mr M Jones

Model-projected climate-induced change in water use efficiency and irrigation requirements of sugarcane production in South Africa.

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Dr M van der Laan

Quantifying the environmental impact of irrigated cropping systems in South Africa using Life Cycle Assessment with a focus on water resources

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Dr E Tesfamariam

Managing irrigation to maximize maize yield and minimize environmental impacts through nitrate leaching in sludge amended soils

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Dr Y Beletse

Impact of projected climate change scenario on production and prices of maize in Bloemfontein and Tabanchu Districts

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Dr MB Gush

Observations on the water-use, water-use efficiency and total water footprint of a “Cripps Pink” apple orchard in the winter rainfall region of the Western Cape

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Session 5: Special session on biofuel crops

Mr AS Roux

ICID Task Force on Water for Bio-Energy and Food

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Prof G Jewitt

Water and bionergy research in South Africa

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Prof CS Everson

Water use and suitability of Jatropha curcas as a biofuel feedstock

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Mr FC Olivier

Water use efficiency and drought tolerance of sugarcane for bio-energy production, compared to other potential bio-energy crops

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Dr M Mengistu

Water use and productivity of sweet sorghum and sugar beet

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Friday 23 November 2012

Session 6: Infiltration and drainage

Mr FB Reinders

Drainage for improved soil health and productivity

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Mr WA Tesfuhuney

In-field runoff as affected by strip length and mulch cover

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Mr M Mphatso

Modelling mid-span water table depth and drainage discharge dynamics at a sugarcane field in Pongola, South Africa, using DRAINMOD 6.1

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Mr WA Tesfuhuney

Community spate irrigation potential and constraints in western lowlands of Eritrea

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Session 7: Design and management responses to economic challenges

Dr B Grové

Crop water use optimisation: development and application of SAPWAT-OPT

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Dr DB Louw

An investment based approach towards the improvement of irrigation water use efficiency in Uzbekistan, Central Asia

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Dr H Jordaan

Optimising water use along the value chain for cabbages produced by emerging farmers from Zanyokwe Irrigation Scheme

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Dr DB Louw

Managing climate risk for agriculture and water resources development in South Africa: Quantifying the costs, benefits and risks associated with planning and management alternatives

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