From regular technical meetings and our annual Gerald Lacey Lecture, to technical visits in the UK and overseas, the Irrigation and Water Forum provides a platform for innovation and knowledge sharing between world class practitioners, researchers, academics and students across the entire spectrum of sustainable water management and rural development.

Upcoming Events:

2020 Gerald Lacey Lecture: Water, Food Security and the Global Goals

18th May 2020, Institution of Civil Engineers, Westminster, London

Our 2020 Gerald Lacey Lecture will be delivered by Mr. Olcay Unver. Olcay Ünver is the Deputy-Director of the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since September 2013 and UN-Water Vice-Chair since August 2018.

Between 2007 and 2013, he served as Coordinator of the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme. Prior to that, he was a distinguished professor of water resources at Kent State University, Ohio, USA, and President of the GAP project in Turkey.

Mr. Ünver holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (water resources planning and management) from the University of Texas, Austin and a Masters (hydraulics) and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Further details to follow…


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