DSI4MTF Researchers Participate in 8th Regional Conference on ICID in Kathmandu, Nepal

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage hosted their 8th Asian Regional Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal from May 2-4. The conference theme was “Irrigation in Support of an Evergreen Revolution” and attracted approximately 600 national and international delegates. The DSI4MTF project was well represented as the project team delivered three papers.

Erik Schmidt from USQ presented an overview of all the work that has been undertaken in the DSI4MTF project. Bhesh Thapa from IWMI presented comparative work on the assessment of various water application methods for dry season agriculture in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP). Mike Scobie from USQ presented a paper outlining the development of the project’s smart apps for data collection and decision support focusing on the DSI Irrigation Scheduler tool. The project sessions were well attended and generated productive discussion on both technical aspects as well as bigger picture direction of the work.

Read through the 8th Asian Regional Conference Proceedings to learn more about the conference.


Bhesh Thapa, IWMI Researcher part of the DSI4MTF project, discuses the benefits and challenges of different water irrigation methods.


President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari opens the 8th Asian Regional Conference on Irrigation and Drainage.

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