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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/  

We are thrilled to announce that early bird registrations are now open for the Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition, which will coincide with the 9th Asian Regional Conference for Irrigation and Drainage, and the 75th International Executive Council meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.


Join us for this premier water event, bringing together experts, leaders, and industry professionals from around the globe to share knowledge and celebrate the achievements of our industry. Take advantage of early bird rates and register here to secure your place in the event! 


The preliminary program is also now live! We've made some big changes to the exhibition this year, so have a look and see what we have planned! Expect an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, including Brian Walker, Founder and CEO of the Retail Doctor Group, who will be discussing industry trends and how you can maximise business value in retail.


There will also be a range of plenary sessions and interactive workshops, covering a range of key topics and providing valuable insights, discussions, and practical knowledge for all attendees. Further details to come as they get finalised, so stay tuned.


Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a world-class event that fosters collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing among industry professionals. Early bird registrations won't be available for long, so act swiftly to secure your spot in the last industry event of this scale for some time!


For more information about the program, keynote speakers, and what else you can expect to see, please keep an eye on our official event Website. We also provide regular exciting updates on LinkedIn, so follow our page to stay updated!

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
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/
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/ 
Cairo Water Week, Oct 13 - 17, 2024, Cairo, Egypt
Theme - Water and Climate: Building Resilient Communities
Sub-Theme 1: Transboundary Water Governance for Sustainable Development
Sub-Theme 2: Strategic Water Resources Management in Enhancing Community Resilience
Sub-Theme 3: Innovation and Financing Resilient Solutions for Water Security
Sub-Theme 4: Actions for Water and Climate Adaptations and Resilience; and Sub-Theme 5: Climate-Smart Communities Planning and Legislation
Website : https://www.cairowaterweek.eg/

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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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Unlocking africa’s agricultural powerhouse: African Development Bank’s adesina outlines way forward at Riyadh’s world economic forum
30 April 2024
During the panel, co-organized with CNN International, global leaders and experts agreed Africa has the land and water to achieve this lofty ambition but lacked significant investments and regulatory frameworks to properly develop abundant unused land and vast water resources.
As the world heats up, time to get smart about agriculture
29 April 2024
Climate-smart agriculture is an innovative approach that makes agriculture sectors more productive and sustainable with an enhanced ability for contributing towards climate change and adaptation.


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Hundreds of thousands of fish die off in Vietnam as heatwave roasts Southeast Asia
2 May 2024
A mass fish die-off in a reservoir in southern Vietnam’s Dong Nai province has shone a new light on soaring temperatures in Southeast Asia.
How Climate Change Is Causing World Hunger
29 April 2024
Driven by rising temperatures, extreme weather events have increased five-fold over the past 50 years. The decade between 2010 and 2019 was the hottest decade on record.
Global Boiling and Climate Change: Which sector in Thailand is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions?
29 April 2024
The accumulation of greenhouse gases not only triggers severe weather events that directly affect human life and the environment but also results in substantial economic losses.
Ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate
28 April 2024
Climate change is having serious impacts on the safety and health of workers in the Asia and the Pacific region.

What is the role of hydropower in a world facing increasing drought?
3 May 2024
Droughts and sudden floods which can also damage hydropower dams made more frequent and severe by climate change, are therefore an "increasing concern" for hydropower.
UN officials urge swift action to tackle El Niño-induced extreme weather
29 April 2024
Top UN officials called on Monday for swift action to combat the El Niño extreme weather events that are currently devastating southern Africa and other regions with flooding and drought.
Endangered hippos trapped in dried ponds amid African drought
27 April 2024
Botswana is home to one of the world's largest wild hippo populations, estimated between 2,000 to 4,000 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Heavy rain leads to flooding and closed roads in southeast Texas
3 May 2024
The weather service warned that flash flooding was expected in Houston, including at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

How we need to combat malnutrition by tackling climate change
2 May 2024
Malnutrition can have a severe, irreversible impact on a child’s overall cognitive and physical development.
Technology can shape up agriculture in emerging economies for food security: World Economic Forum
28 April 2024
The report also highlighted that challenges such as the impact of climate change, increase frequency of natural disaster and soil degradation are posing significant threats to food production globally. 
Global Report on Food Crises is a wake-up call
24 April 2024
The report found that 282 million people in 59 countries and territories in 2023 needed urgent action to reduce food consumption gap, and 36 million people are in in IPC Phase 4, defined as Emergency, for which urgent action is required to save lives and livelihoods.

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Three-day global science-policy forum: Socially inclusive solar irrigation systems
26 April 2024
This forum has brought together around 150 key stakeholders from across the world to discuss the growing body of work and evidence in South Asia on solar applications in agriculture.

Water for sustainable development
6 May 2024
Water accounts for more than 70 per cent of Earth’s surface. Its inadequacy can be either man-made or natural occurrence but its effects are devastating on health, dignity and prosperity of billions of people across the globe.
El Nino, water management issues blamed for snarling Panama Canal
1 May 2024
Prioritizing water for human consumption rather than for the canal also played a role in shipping restrictions, according to the study by research consortium World Weather Attribution.
Kazakhstan Seeks EU Assistance in Sustainable Water Management 
21 April 2024
The scale and consequences of the natural disaster require from us radically new approaches for the proper use of resources and avoidance of similar incidents in the future.

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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


Paper published on "Misconceptions and misunderstandings in agricultural water management: Time for revisiting, reflection and rethinking" by ICID Hon. President Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab. https://icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/PH_Ragab%20Research%20Article2024.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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