PIRE 3rd Annual Meeting is Here!
Come join us for Water & Food Security Project PIRE’s 3rd Annual Meeting. This will include project updates, research presentations, and group discussions with not only researchers from UConn but the University of Oklahoma and even Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Ethiopia.
When? November 21-22, 2019
Where? Innovation Partnership Building, University of Connecticut
Agenda? [Click Here]
|PIRE food and Water Security kickoff conference report
The Water and Food Security PIRE team launched its international research collaboration at a kickoff event in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia from July 11-14. The event included: a two-day workshop with presentations and breakout sessions devoted to the key subjects of the project: rain-fed agriculture, irrigation, hydropower, and international teaching and learning; field trips to targeted irrigated and rain-fed communities, an irrigation dam, visits with the Blue Nile Water Institute and the Abay Basin Authority; and meetings with key officials including the regional ministers for education and water resources. Read more.
|On the first two-days of the PIRE water and food security kickoff conference, high quality papers were presented in the four thematic areas of of the project: rain-fed agriculture, irrigation, hydropower, and international teaching and learning. This event was followed by breakout sessions where consensus ideas were captured in the deliberations. The link to the PDF files of all the presentations is provided below.|
|I. Thematic area session One: Hydropower|
|II. Thematic area session Two: Irrigation|
|III. Thematic area session Three: Rain-fed agriculture
|IV. Thematic area session Four: Education
|Following the kickoff meeting, PIRE research team visited Koga Dam, irrigated and rain-fed communities. Here is a captivating philosophy of a village with approximately 400 inhabitants. PDF