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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 green spaces in an increasingly unpredictable climate
Contact: 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
Irrigation and Water Forum Organized a Tea Time Talk On Modelling Flows and Water Quality in Large Himalayan Rivers: Impacts of Climate Change and Pollution Control, with a Focus on the Downstream Mega City of Dhaka. Wednesday 28 February 2024, 17:00-18:00 GMT. For registration please visit the link:-   
8th India Water Week, Sep 17 - 21, 2024, New Delhi, India
- Partnerships and Cooperation for Inclusive Water Development and Management
Email : connect@indiawaterweek.in, Website : https://iww.icidevents.org/
Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Wastewater Reuse (REUSE EUROMED 2024), October 29-31, 2024, Montpellier, France - The conference will bring together researchers, water professionals, policy makers and experts on the theme of wastewater reuse.The conference is co-organized by AFEID, the INRAE ​​REUSE Network and the Water, Agriculture and Climate Change Partnership Chair. For more information please visit the link: https://reuse2024.sciencesconf.org/ 
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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16th Agriculture Forum pledges to address Morocco’s agriculture challenges in face of climate crisis
22 February 2024
It also covers activities related to agricultural value chains, distribution chains, quality, and innovation, with an emphasis on protecting natural resources and bolstering the industry's resilience.
Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future

21 February 2024

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) may bring a positive transformation in agriculture, enhancing productivity and incomes, reducing vulnerability to climate threats, and decreasing GHGs through increased carbon sequestration.



Potassium in our soil is running low, threatening global food security – new study proposes a way out

20 February 2024

A proposal for a resolution on potassium at a future United Nations environment assembly holds the key to intergovernmental action.



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NASA data reveals Earth is increasingly absorbing more solar radiation
24 February 2024
Data from NASA has now revealed that there was an uptick in absorption of solar radiation by Earth in the year 2023. This is a crucial observation as how and how much solar radiation Earth absorbs has an ultimate effect on climate.
How climate change is thwarting travellers' cherry blossom plans
24 February 2024
This year, some forecast a start to the sakura season on par with the earliest recorded blooms, around 25 March. But when, exactly, the sacred blooms might appear is really anyone's guess.
Cholera: An overlooked outcome of climate change
23 February 2024
Global warming is exacerbating the spread of a disease that should have been consigned to the dust bin of history a long time ago. We need to take action now.
WTO, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
21 February 2024
In a 2023 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted a significant increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the risk that the impacts of climate change may soon become unavoidable and irreversible.

More Australian towns threatened by massive bushfire
23 February 2024
Firefighters, supported by more than 50 aircraft, battled to contain the massive blaze on Friday. Roughly 11,000 hectares (110 square kms) have been burnt, authorities said.
Desertification and Drought Day 2024: “United for Land: Our Legacy. Our Future”
21 February 2024
This year’s Desertification and Drought Day, observed on 17 June, will focus on the future of land stewardship. Every second, an equivalent of four football fields of healthy land becomes degraded adding up to a total of 100 million hectares every year.
Global ecosystem responses to flash droughts are modulated by background climate and vegetation conditions
19 February 2024
Flash droughts and their physical processes have received increasing attention in recent years due to concerns about the potential of flash droughts to affect water resources and ecosystems. 

Heavy rain hits California with millions under flood alerts
20 February 2024
Several roads across the state were closed because of flooding and rockslides, California's transportation agency reported.

How climate change could worsen locust outbreaks and threate
22 February 2024
Locusts are migratory insects that can form massive swarms and devour crop causing famine and hunger in many region of the world.
Household food insecurity and associated factors among postpartum women in southern Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study
18 February 2024
The majority of women in Ethiopia, one of the most food-insecure countries in the world, with 10% of the population facing food poverty, devote more of their time to household duties, making food insecurity in the home the primary effect of poor prenatal care utilization. 

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Irrigation strengthens climate resilience in Mali
14 February 2024
The installation of small-scale irrigation systems in communities in Mali led to lasting increases in agricultural productivity, decreases in local child malnutrition, and decreases in local conflict, providing resilience to climate change.

Mexico City water crisis nearing 'day zero'
25 February 2024
In recent days, some Mexico City residents have protested in the streets to raise awareness of the shortages where, according to local authorities, water levels are at their lowest levels in recorded history.
AI is accelerating the loss of our scarcest natural resource: Water
25 February 2024
According to the United Nations Environmental Report, nearly two-thirds of our world's population experiences severe water shortages for at least one month a year.
Too much, too little, too polluted but not too late for transformative partnerships on water
20 February 2024
Today, 1.81 billion people face significant flood risk, 2.3 billion lack access to safely managed water, and 3.5 billion lack access to safely managed sanitation.

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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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