Monday, April 18, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: ICARDA Marginal Water Management Scientist/Specialist

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research center based in Aleppo, Syria, supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use and conservation of natural resources.

The main responsibilities of the Marginal Water Management Scientist/Specialist will be to:

      1. Assessment of marginal water resources quality and availability for agriculture.
      2. Development/adaption of interventions for agricultural production based on irrigation with diverse water resources.
      3. Environmental impact assessment through monitoring of contaminants in soils, crops, and groundwater under urban treated wastewater irrigation systems.
      4. Promotion of safe and productive use of treated wastewater in agriculture.
      5. Conjunctive use of marginal-quality water resources with other water sources.
      6. Characterization and community-based management of salt-affected soils. g) Modification and/or development of crop diversification options for salt-affected environments.

More information.

Deadline: May 8, 2011

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