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ICID Events

1st Middle East Regional Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-28 February 2024
Theme: Integrated Irrigation Sector Management for Sustainable Development; Contact: Mr. Amjed Almajed, President, Saudi Arabian National Committee Saudi Arabian National Committee of ICID, Email: a.almajed@sio.gov.sa; Website - https://sacid2024.sio.gov.sa/   
14th International Drainage Workshop, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 30 May - 1 June 2024
Theme: Modernization of Irrigation and Drainage Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Contact:  Dr. Bahrom Gaforzoda, Secretary, Tajikistan National Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (TajNCID), Gbahrom_75@mal.ru For more information please visit the link https://tajncid.tj/    
75th International Executive Council Meeting and 9th Asian Regional Conference (AsRC), Sydney, Australia; 01 - 07, September 2024
Theme: Irrigation’s role in delivering economically viable food security and sustainable urban spaces in an increasingly unpredictable climateContact: David Cameron; dave.cameron@irrigation.org.au Website: https://irrigationconference2024.com.au/  
6th African Regional Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, 14-15 April 2025  
Theme:  “Tackling Irrigation Development and Water Management Crisis in Africa.”   
76th IEC Meeting & 4th World Irrigation Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-13 September 2025
Theme: Challenges and Future Needs in Modernization of Irrigation for Food Security and Sustainability; Contact: mancidmalaysia@gmail.com, mancid.org@gmail.com   
11th International Micro Irrigation Conference,  Baghdad, Iraq, 2025
77th IEC & 26th ICID Congress, Marseille, France, 12-18 October 2026
Theme: “Agriculture and climate change: stakes and levers for irrigation and drainage.”  
78th IEC & 5th World Irrigation Forum (WIF5), at Guoce International Conference & Exhibition Center, Beijing, China, 2027  
Other Events
Responsible Water Management and Circular Economy, Mar 03, 2024 - Mar 06, 2024, Email : info@rwc.iitr.ac.in, Webhttps://www.iitr.ac.in/rwc/ 
Global Water Summit, 15th - 17th April 2024, London, Uk, https://www.watermeetsmoney.com/  
4th International Baghdad Water Conference
Theme - Towards a Better Water Future: Together We Can, Apr 27, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024; Baghdad, Iraq. https://baghdad-iwc.com/  
10th World Water Forum, 18th - 24th May 2024 - The World Water Forum is the largest international gathering in the water sector involving various stakeholders, which has been co-hosted by the World Water Council and a host city. The Forum is held every three years and has been taking place since 1997. The World Water Forum includes a three-year preparation phase (preparatory phase), a one-week event (event phase), and a presentation of the results (synthesis phase) with ongoing support for collective action. https://worldwaterforum.org/

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Water, as the key natural resource, is fundamental to all economic, social and environmental development processes. Thus, efficient water resources management is essential for achieving poverty reduction through sustainable water management in irrigated agriculture. Proper irrigation systems can secure uninterrupted agriculture. Irrigation schemes play a key role in assuring timely and adequate agricultural water supply apart from other benefits. ICID has taken an initiative to document development of irrigation in the World through irrigation schemes. The register will fulfil a much-awaited global repository of information in the systematic irrigation and agricultural water management.  the register is being implementing as a collaborative effort of National Committees of ICID and other interested entities dealing with irrigation and drainage. Please Visit

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The Commission thrives on its worldwide network of experts from multifarious disciplines from 70 countries, who came together in the interest of global water management. All are members contribute to this higher cause by offering their voluntary services. 

Currently, there are two different kinds of membership categories; National Committees and Direct Members.  National Committees (NC) represent their countries mostly through their government departments responsible for irrigation, drainage or agricultural water management. 

Companies, institutions, and individuals can also participate in ICID activities through their respective NCs or as Direct Members (DM). Professionals, individuals and officers of a government or of an institution or institutions - government and non-government; and companies, effectively representing interests within the scope of the objects of the Commission can participate in ICID activities through Direct Membership, to further the objects of the Commission in their countries or sovereign areas.

In the course of our activities and events conducted throughout the world, we associate with many different kinds of NGOs, national governments, researchers, corporate sectors, civil society organizations, and individuals. They are not necessarily members of ICID network but our associates and an important part of ICID fraternity.. For more details, please visit: https://icid-ciid.org/view_page/2

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Cookies and candy are the latest victims of the climate crisis as sugar prices surge

5 January 2023

The cost of sugar surged to the highest level since 2011 after a dry spell in India and drought in Thailand, and the price hike has already filtered down to desserts.



Africa needs to diversify crops to achieve nutrition security, study suggest

5 January 2023

The study, which focused particularly on South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, looked at the potential impact of climate change, as well as Africa population increase, on nutrition security on the continent.



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How does climate change affect animal brains and behavior?
5 January 2023
They indicated that the effects of land use and climate change will continue to pose significant difficulties for the survival of tropical species.
Talking about climate solutions 
4 January 2023
Reports in the media on climate change consist primarily of information on its extent and dangers, focusing on extreme events, disasters and records.
Evolution might stop humans from solving climate change, researchers say
2 January 2023
Central features of human evolution may stop our species from resolving global environmental problems like climate change, says a recent study led by the University of Maine.

2023 was China's hottest year since records began
2 January 2023
Across China, 127 national weather stations broke records for daily high temperatures in 2023. 

Britain hit by flooding after heavy rain swells major rivers
6 January 2023
Major rivers across Britain were flooded on Friday after heavy rain, with the government issuing more than 300 flood warnings, travel operators announcing serious disruption and around 1,000 homes suffering damage so far.
It’s not just the total rainfall why is eastern Australia experiencing such sudden, devastating downpours?
5 January 2023
The number of storms in some regions is decreasing, but the intensity of rainfall is on the rise. Global heating seems to be playing a key role.
Europe hit by extreme cold, storms and flooding
4 January 2023
The strongest gales in the UK were recorded on the Isle of Wight, just off the coast in southern England, where wind speeds reached 151 kilometers per hour.
Powerful earthquakes off Japan's west coast prompt tsunami warnings
1 January 2023
A series of powerful earthquakes off central Japan's west coast damaged homes, started a fire, prompted tsunami warnings and left tens of thousands without power Monday as residents were urged to seek higher ground. 

Situation Report: Greater Horn of Africa Food Insecurity and Health
4 January 2023
More than 11.1 million children under the age of five are suffering from acute malnutrition, of which 2.7 million will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2023.
Air quality improvements can strengthen China’s food security
2 January 2023
These results show that ozone pollution control should be a high priority to increase staple crop edible calories, and future stringent air pollution regulations would enhance China’s food security.
Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa
2 January 2023
Results show that diversifying agricultural production towards more micronutrient-rich foods is necessary to achieve an adequate population-level nutrient supply by mid-century. 

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World Bank supports irrigation projects to address effects of climate change in Peru
30 November 2023
The project will also provide technical assistance to optimize water management for irrigation in 19 regions and will strengthen the institutions responsible for irrigation systems by improving their management capacity.
Irrigation projects gain World Heritage status
10 November 2023
Another four ancient Chinese irrigation projects have been designated as World Heritage Irrigation Structures, increasing the number of Chinese facilities on the WHIS list to 34, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.

In the Mena region, water scarcity is AI's biggest challenge and opportunity
5 January 2023
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority uses AI to analyse data for water management, studying past information and current trends to make smart decisions about water policies and infrastructure development.
Time running out for the world to meet water security targets
4 January 2023
Access to clean water remains a distant reality for millions, with disparities exacerbated by factors such as poverty, gender, and regional inequalities.
The race to destroy the toxic ‘forever chemicals’ polluting our world
4 January 2023
The type of treatment currently being used depends on whether the pollutants are short- or long-chain chemicals, as well as their combination and whether the aim is to separate them from the water or also to destroy them.

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ICID Publication - Historical Water Sustainability, 2023

The latest data from WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas (August 2023) show that 25 countries housing one-quarter of the global population face extremely high water stress each year, regularly using up almost their entire available water supply. And at least 50% of the world’s population around 4 billion people live under highly water-stressed conditions for at least one month of the year. https://icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/HWS-ePublication.pdf


ICID Publication - Compendium World Heritage Irrigation Structures (2014-2022)

Since the dawn of human civilization water has been an enabler of societal development so much so that we started believing “Water is Life,” a common phrase in most languages. And, life is multi-dimensional involving not only a physical aspect but also economic, social, cultural, political, religious, and spiritual concepts.



ICID Publication - Water-Saving in Agriculture - A Roadmap to ICID Vision 2030

This publication is in a way to celebrate the 7-decade existence and relevance of ICID which started with a handful of members and has grown to represent more than 90% of the world irrigated area.


Global Climate Litigation Report: 2023 Status Review

Climate litigation represents a frontier solution to change the dynamics of the fight against climate change. This Global Climate Litigation Report: 2023 Status Review shows that people are increasingly turning to the courts to combat the climate crisis. As of December 2022, there have been 2,180 climate-related cases filed in 65 jurisdictions, including international and regional courts, tribunals, quasi-judicial bodies, or other adjudicatory bodies, such as Special Procedures at the United Nations and arbitration tribunals. https://www.unep.org/resources/report/global-climate-litigation-report-2023-status-review


Climate Crossroads: Fiscal Policies in a Warming World - The report takes stock of mitigation policies across countries and presents the trilemma facing policymakers of balancing between achieving climate goals, debt sustainability, and political feasibility. https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/FM/Issues/2023/10/10/fiscal-monitor-october-2023

Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report The much-anticipated Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report is based on years of work by hundreds of scientists during the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment cycle which began in 2015. https://www.unep.org/resources/report/climate-change-2023-synthesis-report

Articles available via complimentary online access @ https://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ird
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