No matter how efficiently our crops are watered, sooner or later we need to have a well-functioning drainage system for complete in-field water management. Damaging impacts of drainage water disposal resulting in pollution of water sources have always been of great concern. ICID has been organizing International Drainage Workshops since 1983 with the main emphasis on ‘Land Drainage’ design and construction. Over the years, the focus shifted further to ‘Modern Drainage’ where the concerns about the disposal of the drainage water and the methods to reduce environmental adverse impacts were given a priority.
The latest, 13th International Drainage Workshop was held at Iran in March 2017, which steered the discussion on ‘Beyond modern land drainage’. The theme Drainage and Environmental Sustainability enabled deliberations on the following while considering the importance of sustainable drainage systems.
- Measures to improve drainage water quality;
- Measures to a lower volume of drainage water.
- Adoption of new design criteria in favor of the environment;
- Application of alternative drainage methods.
forthcoming event(s) -
Past International Drainage Workshops
|May 16, 1978 - May 17, 1978||1st International Drainage Workshop||Wageningen, The Netherlands|
|Dec 05, 1982 - Dec 12, 1982||2nd International Drainage Workshop||Washington, USA|
|Dec 05, 1987 - Dec 12, 1987||3rd International Drainage Workshop||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|Feb 23, 1990 - Feb 24, 1990||4th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Land Drainage
|Feb 08, 1992 - Feb 15, 1992||5th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Subsurface Drainage on Problematic Irrigated Soils: Sustainability and Cost Effectiveness
|Apr 21, 1996 - Apr 23, 1996||6th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Drainage and the Environment
|Nov 17, 1997 - Nov 21, 1997||7th International Drainage Workshop||Penang, Malaysia|
|Jan 13, 2000 - Feb 04, 2000||8th International Drainage Workshop||New Delhi, India|
|Sep 10, 2003 - Sep 13, 2003||9th International Drainage Workshop||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Jul 06, 2008 - Jul 11, 2008||10th International Drainage Workshop||Helsinki, Finland/ Tallinn, Estonia|
|Sep 23, 2012 - Sep 27, 2012||11th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Agricultural Drainage Needs and Future Priorities
|Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014||12th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Drainage on Waterlogged Agricultural Areas
|St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Mar 04, 2017 - Mar 07, 2017||13th International Drainage Workshop
Theme - Drainage and Environmental Sustainability
|Ahwaz City, Iran|