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Bogachan Benli

Home organization: 

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Position in home organization: 

Action Site Coordinator, Aral Sea Region (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan)


Dr. Bogachan Benli is a Water Management scientist, with 21 years of experience in Pressurized Irrigation Systems, Supplementary Irrigation, Deficit Irrigation, Water Management, Modeling, Water Harvesting, Water and Sanitation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Irrigation Economics and Monitoring and Evaluation.

He holds a PhD, in Drip Irrigation Systems from Natural Sciences Department of Ankara University. A post Universitarie degree on Agricultural Economics and Modeling from IAMM in Montpellier

He is a Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist at ICARDA’s CA office in Tashkent.  

He was a post-doc specialist between the years 2004-2007 at ICARDA HQ, and responsible for the Water Benchmarks project regional coordination, in some 10 countries of Middle East and North Africa. Following his tenure at ICARDA, he has joined at United Nations Development Program, and have managed a Regional Water Partnership program called "Every Drop Matters" between the years 2007-2010 in the countries of East Europe and CIS region. Between the years 2010 and 2014, he has managed the Global Program of “Inclusive Community Based Water Management and Adaptation to Climate Change Project for Catalyzing Achievement of the MDGs" in East Europe, CIS, Middle East and Asia Pacific Countries at UNDP. He has wide experience in Agricultural Water Management, Water & Sanitation and Adaptation to Climate Change in some 30 developing countries.

He has authored and co-authored more than 9 peer-reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, 9 technical reports and  20 conference papers, etc.

He is an active member of Turkish Scientific Council since 2006.

His current research interests focus on Water Management and Modeling.