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Established a new Discussion Forum on 'Definition of Irrigation and Drainage Modernization'. Your opinions are sought on an acceptable definition of Irrigation and Drainage Modernization. [More...]


The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit, Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India.

The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques.

[For more information contact http://www.icid.org]

Message from Chairman
Makin Dong Bin Bala Sani
Ian W. Makin
Dr. Dong Bin
Vice Chairman
Engr. Bala Sani

Welcome to WG-M&R. We aim to make these pages your first 'port of call' for information and news about revistalization of irrigation schemes. If you have questions, suggestions or information about making irrigation and drainage work better for farmers and society, please send to the committee and we can share through these pages.

Our first task is to prepare for the World Irrigation Forum 2016 where WG-M&R will host our first workshop. See details in the Events pages.

Agricultural water management is critical for the world's food and water security. The challenges that irrigation and drainage must address in the coming decades makes one objective very urgent. We must encourage new generations of irrigation and drainage specialists.

I encourage everyone, young and "less young" alike to join together in contributing to WG-M&R.

Do feel free to contact Dong Bin, Bani Sala or me with your questions and ideas.

Chair of WG-MR, Vice President Ian W. Makin
i.makin AT cgiar.org or ianwmakin AT gmail.com

Vice-Chair WG-MR: Dr. Dong Bin DongBin AT whu.ac.cn

Secretary WG-MR: Engr. Mohammad Sani Bala msanibala AT hotmail.com

Esttablished 2015

Scope of work: To investigate, analyse, disseminate information on new developments and to formulate recommendations with respect to: Planning and preparation for modernization and revitalization of irrigation schemes; Interaction between modernization, revitalization and required operation and maintenance; Cost sharing for modernization, revitalization and required operation and maintenance; Institutional and organizational framework required for modernization, revitalization and operation and maintenance; Methods and techniques of lining of conveyance and distribution canals; Canal control systems with respect to their automation, using internet, mobile communication and remote monitoring in canal operation; Modification to improve communication, operational capacities and flexibility in operation and maintenance of systems; Standardization and codes of practice in irrigation systems.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
VP Ian Makin  UK Chair  (2015)
Dr. Dong Bin  China (2014) Vice Chair 2015)
Engr. Muhammad Sani Bala  Nigeria Secretary (2015)
Mr. Vyacheslav Rozhon  Ukraine (2014)
Mr. Mehrzad Ehsani  Iran (2014)
Ir. Eko Subekti  Indonesia (2014)
Dr. Yohei SATO  Japan (2015)
Mr. Bir Singh Dhami (Young Professional) Nepal (2015)
Dr. Kwang-Sik Yoon  Korea (2015)
Mr. Mohd Yazid bin Abdullah  Malaysia (2015)
Ms. Meral Çiçek  Turkey (2015)
Ms. Puleng Mofokeng  South Africa (2015)
Dr. Brian T. Wahlin  USA (2015)
Mr. Usman-e-Ghani Pakistan Provisional Member (2016)

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