International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage Commission Interationale des Irrigation et du Drainage

World Irrigation Forum

The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders relevant to the field of irrigation, drainage and other aspects of water management.

WIF is a multi-sectoral platform creating avenues for discussions and engagement for everyone, the governments of relevant countries, policymakers the multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, civil society institutions, the grass-root farmers as well as corporate leaders. Every WIF attracts veterans, experts, and acclaimed researchers and academicians from various sectors to bring all possible issues and forthcoming solutions to the forum concerning the sector. In fact, in its second-year only, WIF 2 held at Bali, Indonesia in 2019 witnessed a footfall of over fifteen hundred participants. 

In the face of depleting freshwater resources, growing population, emerging global health concerns as a result of global warming and climate change, WIF provides an open space for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the agriculture and water landscape globally. A unique platform for sharing and learning by engaging and in the process creating knowledge and disseminating it globally. 

The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes collaborative actions and discussions towards sustainable solutions to water management in agriculture. Core activities covered under WIF are

  • Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations, and technologies;
  • Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals;
  • Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national / international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and
  • Advocacy for political commitments

Opening Ceremony
The 3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF3) and the 70th International Executive Council Meeting will be hosted by the Indonesian National Committee of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (INACID) during 1-7 September 2019, Bali, Indonesia at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. The main theme of the WIF3 is "Development for water, food and nutrition security in a competitive environment". WIF3 provides an important platform for scientists, researchers, experts and professionals from private and government sectors to come together to exchange and share experiences. This mega event also includes good number of Supporting Events organized by partner organizations/ stakeholders International Exhibition, Technical Tours, and many more. 
The 3rd World Irrigation Forum and 70th IEC Meeting inaugurated at Bali, Indonesia on 2 September 2019 with around 1500 participants. For latest updates, please refer Newsletters and Glimpses of the event.
Report of the 3rd World Irrigation Forum, 2019

forthcoming event(s) -

Date Details Location/Country
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023 4th World Irrigation Forum (WIF4)
Theme - Modernization of Irrigation Schemes (MIS)- Water saving & Green development (Tentative)
NC Contact : Mr. Gao Lihui, Executive Secretary, Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID), 1, Yuyuantan South Road Beijing 100038
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Fax : +86 10 6878 1153
Tel. : +86 10 6878 1193
Guoce International Convention & Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
May 01, 2025 - May 05, 2025 5th World Irrigation Forum (WIF5)
NC Contact : Mr Ismayatim Hamdan, Secretary Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MANCID), No 28, Persiaran Perdan, Wisma Tani, Level 4, Block 4G1, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan, 62624 PUTRAJAYA
Contact : Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MANCID), 404 Indah Apartment Taman Setapak Indah, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
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Tel. : +60192333709 (H/P), +60388943001 (Office) 0388943150/3151
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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