Other Events

As an international water network, ICID is associated with thousands of water-sector professionals and many organizations globally, which includes governments, non-government organizations, corporate leaders, research institutions, international organizations, and regional grass-roots corporations. Our members, National committees (NC)s, ICID personnel and the organization itself collaborates as well as participates in many such events throughout the year. Other than ICID's flagship activities, the commission is also involved in different avenues, some of them are stated below

forthcoming event(s) -

Date Details Location/Country
May 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021 On-line Webinar: Gerald Lacey Lecture
Land and water management for food security: the broad picture

Monday 17th May 2021, 18:00 - 19:30 BST

Theme - Recent estimates of food demand, based on median projections of growth, call for a 50% increase in the global demand figure. Linearly proportional increases in the allocation of land and water resources towards increased food production are not realistic given the trends in competing uses for these resources. Besides, our natural resource base is already giving alarm signals for increased exploitation. The pandemic also revealed the vulnerabilities in our food value chains. The speaker will discuss the response options available to the policy makers, based on most recent figures about the state of the resources and the trends, and both the need and the opportunities for cooperation across sectoral and disciplinary boundaries.

Speaker: Dr Olcay Ünver

Olcay Ünver is a global leader in water policy. He is currently Professor of Practice at Environmental and Resource Management Program at Arizona State University, Industry Fellow at Australian Rivers Institute, and member of Water Policy Group. He served as Vice Chair of UN-Water from 2018 to 2020.
In his public service career spanning three decades, he led FAO’s water programs and activities, UN-Water’s World Water Assessment Programme, and UNESCO’s Program Office on Global Water Assessment. Prior to joining the United Nations, he was a distinguished professor of water resources at Kent State University, Ohio and President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey, where he transformed a large infrastructure project into a sustainable socioeconomic development program. In 1999, he was listed among the 19 “European Visionaries” by Time Magazine and was featured in New York Times for his efforts towards sustainable, human-centered development. He served as Secretary General and Vice President of IWRA, and Governor and Treasurer of World Water Council. He has served on boards and committees involving water, sustainable development, sustainable food and agriculture systems, and water cooperation and policy. Olcay holds civil engineering degrees that include a Ph.D. in water resources planning and management, a master’s in urban hydrology and a bachelor’s with hydraulics focus. His areas of competence include water and food security; bridging across global frameworks; governance of water-land-soil resources, and water cooperation. Olcay is an associate editor for Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, and on the editorial boards of Water Security Journal (Elsevier) and Future of Food Journal (Kassel University, Germany). He is a NATO Scholar, IWRA Fellow, and a TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific & Technical Research Council) Honor Fellow. Among his many awards and recognitions, he is the recipient of World Water Council’s Special Service Award and IWRA Millennium Award.

Further information and booking:


Price: Free

Contact : Ir. Ian Tod
Chair, British National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (IWF/ICID.UK)
Email : icid@ice.org.uk, iantod@me.com,
Website : http://www.iwaterforum.org.uk
London, UK
Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 02, 2021 ICASI 2020
Theme - 2nd International and 15th National Congress on Agricultural Structures and Irrigation 29 September
Special Session - Contact: Prof.Dr. Öner ÇET?N, Head of Organizing Committee, Dicle University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Diyarbak
Email : oner_cetin@yahoo.com,
Website : http://www.icasi2020.org/
Diyarbak?r,, Turkey
Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 The 2020 International Water Association (IWA) - World Water Congress & Exhibition
Theme - on the theme "Water for Smart and Liveable Cities
Special Session - Contact: Prof.Dr. Öner ÇET?N, Head of Organizing Committee, Dicle University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Diyarbak
Website : https://worldwatercongress.org/?ct=t%28EMAIL_IWA%20Newsletter%20Oct%202019_members_COPY_02%29
Copenhagen,, Denmark
Oct 27, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 13th International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme - Sacramento, California, USA. Contact: Mr. Larry D. Stephens, Executive Vice President, U.S. National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID)
Email : stephens@uscid.org, ,
Website : http://www.uscid.org
Sacramento, California,, United States of America