Knowledge is a dialogue process, therefore it must flow in all possible directions. Another on-going ICID effort is to allow two-way knowledge interaction using virtual communication tools and e-Learning methodologies.  A series of “webinars” on emerging Agricultural Water Management topics and global water issues have become a regular feature with satisfactory participation from across the globe despite time-zone limitations of asynchronous seminar sessions in such conditions.  The webinar series provides an open global platform for discussions on varying topics with an international as well as national focus. 

ICID, under its policy to extend its knowledge dissemination wider, provides these services for its members in particular and wider irrigation and drainage community. The webinars are customized keeping in view the requirement of different professionals working in the Agricultural Water Management sector. 


Webinar on General Challenges of Irrigation Schemes Management Under Different Scales: With Special Consideration on Institutional and Organizational Aspects of System Management

Speaker: Vice President Hon. Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany (Chair, WG-IOA)

Date: 21 January 2021, 17:30 Hours, Indian Standard Time.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2471305627791632400

This Webinar is about the general observation on mediation of underlying challenges of irrigation schemes management under different scale of land holding condition of the farmer in the small medium and large irrigation areas by considering appropriate institutional and organizational arrangement toward sustainable management of irrigation for improving resilience of irrigated agriculture with sustainable agricultural productivity. At this moment, irrigation management under the small, medium and large irrigation schemes are continuously challenged by inappropriate irrigation efficiency due to poor maintenance of irrigation infrastructures under the poor management performances of WUAs, and competitive use of irrigation water. And most recently is the escalating effort of adaptation and resilience to the impact of climate change, in line with adjustment of policy instruments, institutional setup, technology adjustment as well as resources at the local level, have also been given special scrutiny because of their significant roles to affect livelihood of a larger number of irrigated agricultural based population. More...

About Speaker: Vice President Hon. Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany (Chair, WG-IOA)

Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany (b.1944) obtained his M.Sc. from University of Southampton, UK (1979); and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. majoring Engineering, Economics, Sociology, and Demography at the University of Manitoba, Canada, with commendation. (Previously, In 1982, he obtained a Ph.D. at the Columbia Pacific University, California - USA, majoring Irrigation Development.); Alumnus with commendation, of The Indonesian Supreme Civil Servant`s College (SPATI-II), National Institute of Civil Administration (LAN) 1996-97. He was assigned as the project manager of the Construction Guidance Service Center - CGSC – Project; at the same time as chief of the Research Station for Hydraulic Structures of the Ministry of Public Works in Bekasi, West Java Province from 1985 to 1989; Director of Water Resources Management, Ministry of Public Works from 1995 to 2000; Director of National Research Institute for Water Resources Ministry of Public Works from 2000 to 2003; and as the Extraordinary HRD Instructor (Widyaiswara Utama), Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia from 2003 till retired in 2009. At present, he is working as Supreme HRD Instructor (Widyaiswara Utama) Ministry of Public Works, majoring Water Resources and Irrigation Development and Management since 2003. Dr. Gany is a member of ICID WG-HIST since 2005 besides being Secretary General of Indonesian National Committee of ICID (INACID, 1993-1999) and President of INACID since 1999. He has participated in numerous ICID IECs and Congresses and published more than 100 professional papers, eight books.

Previously Dr. Gany was Director of Water Resources Management and Conservation, Ministry of Public Works (1995-1999); Deputy Director General of Water Resources Development (1999-2000); Assistant Deputy of Water Resources Protection and Conservation, State Ministry of Public Works (2000-2001); Director of Research Institute for Water Resources (2001-2002); Executive Secretary of the Directorate General of Research and Development, Ministry of Public Works (2002-2003). Government of Indonesia awarded him `Presidential Award` in 1996 for his 30 years of outstanding services to the government in 1996 and in 1999 for National Development Contribution. Dr. Gany was also awarded “ICON FMIST-2019”, Farmer Managed Irrigation Promotion Trust, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2018. Since his retirement as - (1) Senior Water Resources and Irrigation Management specialist at the Ministry of Public Works Republic of Indonesia, he become Freelance Consultant, Research Supervisor for Ph.D. University Program, Guest lecturer/ Keynote Speaker at National and Overseas Universities and Institutions on Water Resources and Irrigation Management, including assignment as Independent Monitoring and Evaluation for Irrigation Project under DISIMP II (National Development Planning Agency – BAPPENAS (From 2011, till 2016); Resource Person for Hydrosix Engineering Company in Bandung from 2010 till present; Professional Civil Engineer Assessor for Indonesian Engineer’s Association (PII) from 2009 till present; Extraordinary HRD Instructor (Widyaiswara Utama), Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia: (2) Board of Director of International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management (INPIM) - a non-profit organization based in Washington DC - at the same time as (3) the President of the Indonesian Chapter of INPIM (INPIM-INA); and (4) Vice President of the Indonesian National Committee of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (INACID) for International Affairs; (International Member of History Working Group of ICID (HIST-WG); Elected at the International Executive Council Meeting of ICID, Sacramento, USA, November 2007 as the Vice President of ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) for the term 2007-2010 – presently, as Vice President Honoraire of ICID; Chairman Honoraire of the Permanent Committee of Strategy and Organization of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (PCSO); From 2015 till present as Chairman of Working Group of Institutional and Organizational Activities of Irrigation and Drainage of ICID (WG-IOA); and (5) Till December 2016 – supporting the Indonesian National Planning Board (BAPPENAS) as Independent Monitoring and Evaluation (IME) for Irrigation Development and Management Project (DISIMP-II) at 15 Subprojects of JICA LOAN IP-547 for 9 (nine) Provinces in Eastern Indonesia, majoring Integrated River Basin Water Resources and irrigation Management.


S. No.  Topic Presenter (s) Institute Date

Webinar on General Challenges of Irrigation Schemes Management Under Different Scales: With Special Consideration on Institutional and Organizational Aspects of System Management 

Vice President Hon. Dr. Hafied A. Gany, Chair, WG-IOA ICID/INACID 21 January 2021, 17:30 Hours, IST
23 Addressing the Global Water Challenge Through Autonomous Irrigation

Prof. John Hornbuckle;  Prof. Joseph Foley; Er. Momir Vranes; Er. Bryan Ward; and Er. Erik Schmidt, and (6) Secretary General Ashwin B. Pandya

IAL / ICID 29th October 2020
22 Dam and Network Safety Assurance Presented by Industry Stalwarts ICID and AF Academy  10 September 2020

Water Management in Saline Agriculture

Er. Felix B. Reinders, Mr. Jean Boroto, Dr. Marco Arcieri, Dr. R. Ragab, Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, and Dr. Mohamed Wahba International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and International Center for Bio-Saline Agriculture (ICBA) 1 July 2020
20 Agricultural Water Management Strategies In Changing Situation Eng. Felix Britz Reinders, President, ICID, Mr U.P. Singh, Secretary, (D/o WR, RD and GR)


24 June 2020
19 Role of Safety Standards and Land Subsidence in Sustainable Development and Management of Flood Prone Areas Prof. em. Bart Schultz, The Netherlands & President Hon. ICID Land and Water Development IHE-Delft, The Netherlands 19 May 2020
18 Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) Dr. TB.S. Rajput, India ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute 28-Feb-20
17 Advanced Micro-irrigation Technology Prof. Yaohu Kang Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China 29-Jul-19
16 Trends in Sustainable Agriculture Eng. Felix Reinders International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) 19-Mar-19
15 Crop Water Productivity in Afghanistan Er. Najumuddin Ministry Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, Afghanistan 28-Feb-19
14 Open Source Geo-Spatial Tools and Mobile Device for Canal Network Digitization Er. Paavan Kumar Reddy Gollapalli Department of Irrigation & Command Area Development, Government of Telangana, India 14-Dec-18
13 Smart technology to reduce energy consumption for water spreading and pipe production in hose reel sprinkler irrigation Dr. Graziano Ghinassi; Sergio Sacchini Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF), University of Florence, Italy; Expert Assistant (Italy) 05-Dec-18
12 Water and Heritage Henk van Schaik; Tino Mager ICOMOS Netherlands; TU Delft/Centre for Global Heritage and Development 14-Nov-18
11 Negotiations for Resolution of Transboundary Water Conflicts Hon Karlene Maywald ICE WaRM (International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management), Australia 01-Aug-18
10 Seamless Climate Service and Downscaling for Climate Change Adaptation Dr. Jaepil CHO APEC Climate Centre 05-Jul-18
9 Using System Rice Intensification to Increase Water Productivity in Nile Delta, Egypt Dr. Arnulfo Gonzalez-Meza; Ms. Sabah Khalifa Cultural Affairs- Middle East and North Africa (ICA-MENA), Egypt 13-Jun-18
8 Save Irrigation Water Using the Innovative Machine of Soil and Water Management for Rice Crop Cultivation (SWMR) Dr. Mohamed E. El-Hagarey Desert Research Center (DRC), Egypt 03-Apr-18
7 Water Accounting Dr.Yasir A. Mohamed UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands 05-Sep-17
6 Seminario web sobre El Marco de Contabilidad de Agua WA+ para la Gestión de Recursos Hídricos Dr. Gonzalo E. Espinoza IHE Delft, Netherlands 25-Jul-17
5 National Water Account: Australian Experience Dr Amgad Elmahdi Head of Water Resources Section, Australia 18-Jul-17
4 Planning for Irrigation Modernization – The MASSCOTE Approach Dr. Robina Wahaj Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pakistan 05-Jul-17
3 Practical Benchmarking for Improving Performance of  Irrigation and Drainage Schemes Dr. Martin Burton Independent Consultant (UK) 07-Jun-17
2 Water Accounting and Audit Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) 03-Apr-17
1 Water Use Efficiency Er. Felix Reinders; Dr. Chris Perry International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID); Independent Consultant (UK) 01-Mar-17

Corporate / Institutional
Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), India
India Water Foundation, India
WAPCOS Limited, India
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines
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