Prof. Yoshinobu Kitamura wins Awards at the Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering (JSIDRE) Conference

Professor Yoshinobu Kitamura of International Platform for Dryland Research and Education won the JSIDRE Book of the Year of FY 2018 for his work “Know-how and Knowledge on Water Usage in Drylands: Water usage and management for conserving food, agriculture and environment” (edited and published in English under the title of “Agricultural Water Management in the Drylands: New paradigm to cope with scarcity and climate change”). The book presents practical information and wisdom of water use and management which Prof. Kitamura gained through many years of his extensive research experience in drylands.

He also received the Outstanding Research Award for his work in collaboration with Professor Haruyuki Fujimaki of Arid Land Research Center.

Book of the Year
 Title: “Know-how and Knowledge on Water Usage in Drylands: Water usage and management for conserving food, agriculture and environment” (Published in Japanese)
 Author: Yoshinobu Kitamura, International Platform for Dryland Research and Education, Tottori University

Outstanding Research Award
 Title: “Challenges and countermeasures of utilization of the cut drain under the soil condition in Uzbekistan”
 Authors: Yukio Okuda, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
      Haruyuki Fujimaki, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori Univerity
      Yoshinobu Kitamura, International Platform for Dryland Research and Education, Tottori University
      Iwao Kitagawa, Division of Rural Engineering, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Awarding ceremony held at
Kyoto University on September 4.
Plaque awarded by JSIDRE.
Sep 12 2018