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ABOUT ICID

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

Dr. Kamran Emami In the long history of mankind, the 21st century would be very distinct from the other centuries and may be considered as the most challenging era for humanity. In this context, ensuring sustainability of water systems in changing and unknown circumstances is one of the most crucial challenges.

The development of societies in the last 5,000 years is closely connected with water management problems that have shaped the relevant society and its structures. In the course of the centuries, systems and methods worked out under these conditions have conclusively demonstrated their sustainability. Today, the knowledge and structural remains of these methods are not only interesting archaeologically and historically, but can also help solve current problems.

In view of Data, Information, Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom hierarchy studied in knowledge management, the water wisdom of the past which was achieved in a period of hundreds of years, can be regarded as a unique and irreplaceable gift from our ancestors to our generation.

Estd : 1998
Persian wheel
Mandate
: (a) To motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their National Working Groups on History;
(b) To provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on history of irrigation, drainage, and flood management; (c) To promote inter—disciplinary exchange of information, knowledge and experience, as well as networking on the topic (agricultural, political, socio-economic, climatologically and geographical, aspects) for proper understanding of the technological developments on the subject; (d) To organize seminars at ICID Congresses to enhance awareness of Water history; (e) To prepare a paper on “Historical Water Sustainability” for publication in Irrigation and Drainage (IRD) Journal; (f) To finalize a book on “Historical Water Sustainability”. and (g) To encourage member countries to produce documentaries on Water History:

Sl. No.
Name
Country
Membership
1
Iran
Chair  (2009)
2
Mrs. Xuming Tan
China
3
Eng. Ahmed Awad Hag Abd-Elnabi
Egypt
Provisional Member
4
VPH Dr. Laszlo Hayde
Hungary
5
VPH Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany
Indonesia
6
Mr. Antonio Linoli
Italy
7
Prof. Dr. N. Hatcho
Japan
8
Mr. Jong Myong, Kim
Korea, Rep. of
9
Dr. José Luis Martínez Ruiz
Mexico
10
Engr. Sirika Ahmad Abubakar
Nigeria
11
Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shakir
Pakistan
12
Prof. Jaekyoung Noh
Republic of Korea
13
VPH Dr. Gerhard Backeberg
South Africa
14
Eng. S.P.C. Sugeeshwara
Sri Lanka
Provisional Member
15
VPH Chaiwat Prechawit 
Thailand
16
Mr. Charles L. Abernethy
UK
17
Dr. Ir. M. Ertsen (IWHA)
18
Dr. Ing. Klaus Rottcher 
Germany
19
Dr. (Mrs.) B. Dolfing
The Netherlands


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Notification No. 2 of 2018 - Establishment of WG-HIST

Publications:

Historical Dams (Editor : H. Fahlbusch)
Danube Valley - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (Editors-in-Chief : G. Cseko, L. Hayde)
The Indus Basin - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Management (Editors : H. Fahlbusch, Bart Schultz, C.D. Thatte)