Access to water (rain, surface and groundwater) in adequate quantity is essential for optimum crop production.  It is known that the yield from irrigated crops is double as compared to rainfed crop and hence the importance of water in irrigated agriculture. Further, the trend of diverting land and water to producing biofuel crops is increasing.

Recently a study ( suggested that irrigation water allocation to biofuel production is estimated at 44 billion cubic meters. This is alarming. Issues related with water for food and fuel crops needs to be thoroughly studied and hence the Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP).The WG promotes the efficient use of water in crop production; investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production; develop techniques for rainfall harvesting; promote the multi-functionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation; and investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

Integrated Hydrological Modelling System (IHMS)

IHMS-Integrated Hydrological Modelling System: [File size 109.72 MB]

Manual and Publications [File size:7.76 MB]


SALTMED Publications in Irrigation and Drainage, Virtual Issues: First published on 20 May 2020

Download SALTMED 2019 (File size 398mb)

Please carefully read the document: How to install the SALTMED model. You could also see the Video on YouTube about installation and different parts of the model including problems and solutions. The User Guide has now been updated as well.

Online course

YouTube Playlist:

Trouble shooting, Problems and solutions:

A dedicated ICID YouTube Playlist is also available at:


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1 Dr. Ragab Ragab United Kingdom Chair
2 Mr. Laurie C. Tollefson Canada Vice Chair
3 Dr. K. Yella Reddy, FIE India Secretary
4 Ms. Jaleh Vaziri Iran Member
5 Dr. Koji INOSAKO Japan Member
6 Mrs. Gao Hong China Member
7 Dr. P. Soman - Direct Member India Member
8 Ir Adang Saf Ahmad Indonesia Member
9 Dr. Dr. Chung-Feng Ding Chinese Taipei Committee Member
10 Prof. Won-Ho Nam South Korea Member
11 Prof. Daniele de Wrachien Italy Observer
12 Mr. Syaiful Mahdi Indonesia Observer
13 Dr. Shatha Salim Maged Iraq Provisional Member
14 Dr. Wu Di China Provisional Member
15 Prof. Dr. Allah Bakhsh Pakistan Provisional Member
16 Prof. Dr. Zeinab Hussien Behairy Egypt Provisional Member

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