In addition to learning from past experiences, includingmistakes, what definitely is required under the increasing complexities of supply, demand and uncertainties, is a breed of professionals that approach the irrigation and drainage issueswith a more open mindset to accept the multi-dimensional aspects of the sector and are willing to undertake their activities in an inter-disciplinary context. With these long-term objectives in view, ICID had established a separate Working Group on Young Professionals Forum (WG-YPF) in 1993, which completed its mandated in 2015.

At the 65th International Executive Council (IEC) held at Gwangju, Korea, in September 2014, the Council approved establishing an ICID Young Professional’s e-Forum (IYPeF) with open membership. In order to throw open ICID platform to all the Young Professionals interested in agriculture water management issues, the e-Forum established as a new LinkedIn Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6990321). Click to join

IYPeF will not only acts as virtual meeting place but also a platform that would serve as a stepping stone into annual events of ICID that would provide opportunities to the budding professionals for interaction with the best professionals in irrigation and drainage sector, present papers, avail latest information and join technical working groups.

IYPeF held its third physical meeting during the 69th IEC Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, August 2018. 


Established : 2016
Mandate: (i) Encourage and promote a high standard of professional development amongst the young professionals in the field of irrigation, drainage, and flood management; (ii) Provide an international platform for young irrigation and drainage professionals; (iii) Expose young professional to ICID's purpose, objectives, role and activities; (iv) Facilitate the wider dissemination of knowledge and information amongst the young professionals; and (v) Maintain and enhance links with national and international youth having interests in water related subjects or the activities, relevant to ICID objectives.
Sl. No. Name Email Country Membership
1 Dr. Keigo NODA anod@gifu-u.ac.jp Japan Member
2 Dr. Kumiko TSUJIMOTO tsujimoto@okayama-u.ac.jp Japan Member
3 Dr. Masaomi KIMURA mkimura@nara.kindai.ac.jp Japan Member
4 Ms. Adey Nigatu Mersha a.mersha@unesco-ihe.org Ethiopia Joint Editor
5 Mr.. Rafat Nael Al-Intaki rafatnael@yahoo.com Iraq Joint Editor
6 Mr. M. Shoaib Saboory s.shoaib@hotmail.com Afghanistan Joint Coordinator
7 Mr. Hassan Farahani hfarahani.ac@gmail.com Iran Joint Coordinator
8 Ms. Kathleen Murray km.murray@outlook.com Australia Coordinator
9 Dr. Ms. Eman Ragab Mohamed Nofal emanragab29@yahoo.com Egypt Coordinator