The principal goal of the new Working Group on Irrigation and Drainage in States with Transition Economy is to facilitate a single platform of National Committees of ICID that belong to States characterized by transition economy, in overcoming certain mutual problems in Irrigation and Drainage.

It is well known that after the splitting up of former USSR States that were included in Warsaw collaboration or Soviet Union went through very difficult times to overcome the problems connected with changing economic, political and social situation, especially in rural area during the past two decades. These are characterized by some common features such as:

  1. reduced size and direction of government subsidy to agriculture, water management, irrigation and drainage;
  2. lack of investment not only in development of Irrigation and Drainage, but also in sustainability of these networks; and
  3. lack of States’ attention to Irrigation and Drainage.

As result, in all these States, one can recognize that there is a:

  1. reduction of irrigated area (it was 12 Mha or 5% of global irrigated area)
  2. significant loss of organizations responsible for supporting infrastructure of irrigation and capacity building in water management
  3. failure of Irrigation and Drainage science; an
  4. lack of interest of young professional in Irrigation and Drainage.

The WG-IDSST aims to promote innovative approaches and necessary instruments to provide sustainable irrigation and drainage management within IWRM plans and RD projects in the countries of transition.

Sl. No. Name Country Membership
1 Prof. Peter Kovalenko Ukraine Chair
2 Prof. V.A. Dukhovny Uzbekistan Vice Chair
3 Dr. Shukhrat Mukhamedjanov Uzbekistan Secretary
4 Dr. Rajinder Kumar Gupta India Member
5 Mr. Baratov Rustam Okilovich Tajikistan Member
6 Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba Egypt Member
7 Mr. Momir Vranes Australia Member
8 Engr. Peter Yakube Manjuk Nigeria Member
9 Dr. Alexander Solovyev Russia Member
10 Dr. Katsuyuki SHIMIZU Japan Member
11 Mr. Rafaquat Ali Pakistan Provisional Member
12 Dr. Hassan Abu Bashar Sudan Provisional Member
13 Dr. Andrii Shatkovskyi Ukraine Provisional Member
14 Eng. W.B. Palugaswewa Sri Lanka Provisional Member


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Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), India
India Water Foundation, India
WAPCOS Limited, India
Ningbo Yaofeng Hydraulic Electrics Co., Ltd., China
Dayu Water-Saving Group Co. Ltd., China
Electrosteel Castings Limited, India
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