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

International Drainage Workshop

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) -

Date Details Location/Country
May 30, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024 14th International Drainage Workshoppdf_icon
Theme - Modernization of Irrigation and Drainage Systems to Adapt to Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Sub-Theme 1: TS-1: Modernization of irrigation and drainage systems to adapt to climate change: current state of management, science, technology, and successful international, regional, national practices
Sub-Theme 2: TS-2: Harmonizing Sustainability: Empowering Young Professionals and Gender Inclusivity in Integrated Water Resources Management”.
Sub-Theme 3: TS-3: Nexus Approach: Strengthening the “water-energy-food” interactions.
NC Contact : Dr. Bahrom Gaforzoda, Secretary, Tajikistan National Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (TajNCID), Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, 5/1 Shamsi str., Dushanbe, 734064
Website :
Resources : First Announcement and Call for Papers
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ismoili Somoni Avenue, 26/1, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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