Floods are important components of the natural hydrological regime. They are a major source of water; they flush pollutants and sediment from river networks. It is also natural for rivers to overtop their banks with greater or lesser frequency and occupy their flood plains. As a result, floods can cause property damage and bring death and injury to many communities. While there is no evidence as yet that the frequency or magnitude of flooding has increased world-wide, flood-prone areas are becoming increasingly more densely populated and thus more vulnerable. Consequently, a series of major flood disasters has occurred in recent years, with death and destruction being caused by such events in every continent..

“The task is not just to preserve water resources to sustain life, but also to reduce the capacity of water to take life away. …we can and must reduce the number and impact of disasters by building sustainable communities that have the long-term capacity to live with risk.”

--Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General (8 October 2003)


  1. To motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their National Working Groups;
  2. To provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on adaptive flood management;
  3. To promote inter-disciplinary exchange of information, knowledge and experience, as well as networking on the topic for proper understanding of the technological developments in the subject;
  4. To organize seminars at ICID Congresses and meeting to enhance deeper understanding of adaptation to and coping with floods including community participation with focus on impact of floods on agriculture water management;
  5. To prepare a paper on “Adaptive Flood Management” for publication in Irrigation and Drainage (IRD);
  6. To finalize a book on “Adaptive Flood Management”
    Established : 2018
Sl. No. Name Country Membership
1 Dr. Kamran Emami Iran Chair
2 Dr. lkuo Yoshinaga Japan Vice Chair
3 Ms. Sahar Norouzi Iran Secretary
4 Mr. Olli-Matti Verta Finland Member
5 Mr. Maurice Roos United States of America Member
6 Mr. Arthon Suttigarn Thailand Member
7 Eng. Hind Massoud Sudan Member
8 Mr. Abdullahi Hassan Hussein Somalia Member
9 Dr. (Ms.) Rozalija Cvejic Slovenia Member
10 Engr. Syed Mahmood-ul-Hassan Pakistan Member
11 Mr. Marcel Marchand Netherlands Member
12 Dr. Abdelilah Taky Morocco Member
13 Mr. Ahmad Bin Dakur Malaysia Member
14 Mr. R.K. Agarwal India Member
15 Dr. Akie MUKAI Japan Member











Corporate / Institutional
Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), India
India Water Foundation, India
WAPCOS Limited, India
Ningbo Yaofeng Hydraulic Electrics Co., Ltd., China
Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, Austria
Agriculture Growth of Rural India, India
Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA), India
Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates