Monday, September 22, 2014

IRRI water science expert joins the Young Researchers' Lunch

The Young Researchers' Lunch hosted Elizabeth Humphreys, head of the Water Science Group, on 18 September. Dr. Humphreys has extensive experience working on crop and water management in South Asia.

During the discussion on the different aspects of water management, Dr. Humphreys emphasized that not all water-saving strategies actually result in more water being made available for other uses.

Dr. Humphrey, who is also soon retiring, also offered the young researchers some words of wisdom based on her experience working at IRRI. "Enjoy what you do," she said. "It's all about the people."

Participants at the event were Jayanta Bhattacharya, Nibir Kumar Saha, Julie Ann Basconcillo, Jianyuan Yang, and Tahir Hussain Awan.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics including science and career paths.

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