Permanent Committee for Technical Activities

The Permanent Committee for Technical Activities (PCTA) provides the platform for the various technical working groups and task forces categorized under four ‘Strategy Themes’ – Basin, Schemes, On-Farm, and Knowledge, to interact with each other to discuss their outcomes to ensure synergetic outputs.

ICID’s main activity is to promote knowledge sharing, create and develop resources for the betterment of the water management sector; specifically in the areas of irrigation, drainage and flood management by addressing their engineering, agronomic, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Through our flagship activities like ICID Congress, WIF, IEC Meetings, and others, we encourage dialogue and discussion on a global platform by bringing together international stakeholders together. This leads to documented knowledge creation and dissemination among the wider public. This is where PCTA comes into the picture. 

The Permanent Committee for Technical Activities (PCTA) is the authority that finalizes the important streamlining curriculum, pedagogy and other relevant aspects of all our events after detailed deliberations and discussions. Keeping into consideration our four ‘Strategy Themes’ – Basin, Schemes, On-Farm, and Knowledge, they take the final call for the selection of Questions/Themes for Congresses, World Irrigation Forums, Regional Conferences, Special Sessions, Symposia, etc., and for making appropriate recommendations for action thereon.


Working Group on Environment (WG-ENV)

Working Group on Sustainable

Working Group on Institutional and Organizational Aspects of Irrigation / Drainage System Management (WG-IOA) Working Group on Sustainable On-Farm Irrigation System Development (WG-SON-FARM) ICID Journal Editorial Board (EB-JOUR)

Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA)

Working Group on Managing Water Scarcity under Conflicting Demands (WG-MWSCD)

Working Group on Sustainable Drainage (WG-SDRG) Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-WATER & CROP) Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST)
Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE) Working Group on Modernization and Revitalisation of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R) Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI) Task Force to Guide ICID Inputs to World Water Forum 9 (TF-WWF9)
Working Group on Adaptive Flood Management (WG-AFM) Working Group on Irrigation Development and Management (WG-IDM)   Working Group on Value Engineering (WG-VE)
Working Group on Irrigation and Drainage in the States under Socio-Economic Transformation (WG-IDSST Working Group on Water Saving in Irrigated Areas (WG-WATS)  

TF for Updation and Maintenance of Multilingual Technical Dictionary (TF-MTD)


  Working Group on Rain Water Harvesting (WG-RWH)   Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)

In addition to the below membership, Secretary General, ICID is the Member-Secretary, and World Bank, FAO, IWMI, ISO, WWC, CPWF, AgWA representatives are Permanent Observers. All Strategy Theme Leaders and Chairs of all Workbodies under PCTA. Ex-Officio Members


Mandate: The Permanent Committee for Technical Activities shall be concerned with all the technical activities of the Commission including all publications of ICID. It will be responsible for the activity of the technical bodies, for the selection of Questions/Themes for Congresses, World Irrigation Forums, Conferences, Special Sessions, Symposia, etc., for the settlement of the technical conclusions thereof and for making appropriate recommendations for action thereon.
Established : 2003
Sl. No. Name Country Membership
1 Dr. Ding Kunlun China Chair
2 Mr. Chaiwat Prechawit Thailand Member
3 Ms. Ir. Aysen Pervin Gungor Turkey Member
4 Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba Egypt Member
5 Mr. Ali Reza Salamat Iran Member
6 Prof. Michele Pernoila Italy Member
7 Dr. Brian T. Wahlin United States of America Member
8 Mr. Ian William Makin United Kingdom Member
9 Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE Japan Member



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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