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International Executive Council Meeting

The International Executive Council (IEC), is the highest decision-making body of ICID. It is vested with the management of the affairs of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. All matters of policy that may be initiated or sponsored by any member National Committee or Office Bearer or by the Management Board comes under its purview. It may itself initiate and determine or otherwise advise and lay down any policies, decisions pertaining to the matters of strategic importance. The Council will also consider what action, if any, need be taken on the recommendations or conclusions of the studies, experiments or discussions organized by the Commission. All matters affecting the executive or administrative functions and financial liabilities of ICID must come up before the Council and its decision shall be conclusive. The Central Office of ICID shall act as an instrument for carrying into effect all decisions taken by the Council.

he Council consists of Office Bearers and one duly appointed representative from each National Committee. The appointed representatives of the National Committees and the Office Bearers attending a meeting shall constitute the membership of the Council for that meeting. IEC meetings are held annually usually before the respective year's flagship event like ICID Congress and WIF. Annual IEC meeting is always preceded by the annual meeting of various technical working group/ task teams, and meetings of various work bodies such as PCSO, PCTA, PFC, etc.


The Central Office in consultation with the Office Bearers and Chairs of respective workbodies prepares agenda and the proceedings of all meetings of the Council. An agenda for the annual meetings comprises annotated agenda notes for the International Executive Council (IEC) meeting; Work body Meetings under Permanent Committee on Strategy and Organization (PCSO), under Permanent Committee for Technical Activities (PCTA); and Permanent Finance Committee (PFC).

Agenda is prepared well in advance of the meeting and posted on the Commission’s website for information of all concerned.

Minutes of a meeting, typically describe the events of the meeting, starting with a list of attendees, a statement of the issues considered by the participants, and related responses or decisions for the issues. After a meeting of the Council, the Secretary General ensures the preparation of the draft Minutes containing a gist of the important discussions and full texts of the decisions made and of the resolutions passed. The amended minutes are finalized and then taken as the confirmed minutes, which are posted on the Commission’s website and also printed and distributed among all National Committees, Chairs of Workbodies and Office Bearers.
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In an effort to contribute to the global efforts towards reduction in green house gases and to save trees, we seek your cooperation to reduce paper consumption at the IEC meetings. We request you to; please download the annotated Agenda for various meetings from the provided hyperlinks and use the electronic copy of the Agenda during the meetings.

forthcoming event(s) -

Date Details Location/Country
Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 07, 2024 75th International Executive Council Meetingpdf_icon
NC Contact : Ms. Naomi Carragher, Business Administration Manager, Irrigation Australia Ltd, Secretariat, Irrigation Australia's Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IACID), 11/58 Metroplex Ave.,Murarrie, QLD 4172, PO Box 13, Cannon Hill, 4170
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Fax : +61 (07) 3517 4010
Tel. : +61 (07) 3517 4000
Website :
Sydney, Australia
Sep 07, 2025 - Sep 13, 2025 76th International Executive Council Meetingpdf_icon
NC Contact : Mr. Mohamad Radzi Bin Abdul Talib, Chairman, Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MANCID)
Director of Division of Irrigation and Agriculture Drainage, C/o Drainage and Irrigation Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry Malaysia, 2nd Floor, Galeria PJH No. 29 Precint 4, 62570 Putrajaya
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Tel. : +603-8894 3000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct 12, 2026 - Oct 18, 2026 77th International Executive Council Meetingpdf_icon
NC Contact : Dr. Sami Bouarfa, General Secretary, Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID), 361 rue Jean-Fran'ois Breton, BP 5095, F - 34196 -- MONTPELLIER CEDEX 5
Marseille, France

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