- Working Group on Environment
- WG on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas
- WG on Manag. Water Scar. under Conflict Demands
- WG on Climate Change and Agrl. Water Management
- WG on Adaptive Flood Management
- WG on Irrig. and Drain. in the States under Socio-Eco. Trans.
- WG on Institutional Asp. of Irrig. Drain. Sys. Mgmt.
- WG on Modernization and Revitali. of Irrig. Schemes
- WG on Irrigation Development and Mgmt.
- WG-Water Saving in Irrigated Areas
- Working Group on Rain Water Harvesting
- WG on Sustain. On-Farm Irrig. Sys. Development
- WG on Use of Non-Conven. Water Res. for Irrig.
- ICID Journal Editorial Board
- WG on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control
- TF to Guide ICID Inputs to 9th World Water Forum
- Working Group on Value Engineering
- TF for Updating and Mainten. of Multiling. Tech. Dict.
- WG on Capacity Development, Training and Education
- Working Group on Land Drainage
- WG on Water Food Energy Nexus (WG-WFE-N)
Floods are important components of the natural hydrological regime. They are a major source of water; they flush pollutants and sediment from river networks. It is also natural for rivers to overtop their banks with greater or lesser frequency and occupy their flood plains. As a result, floods can cause property damage and bring death and injury to many communities. While there is no evidence as yet that the frequency or magnitude of flooding has increased world-wide, flood-prone areas are becoming increasingly more densely populated and thus more vulnerable. Consequently, a series of major flood disasters has occurred in recent years, with death and destruction being caused by such events in every continent..
“The task is not just to preserve water resources to sustain life, but also to reduce the capacity of water to take life away. …we can and must reduce the number and impact of disasters by building sustainable communities that have the long-term capacity to live with risk.”
--Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General (8 October 2003)
- To motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their National Working Groups;
- To provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on adaptive flood management;
- To promote inter-disciplinary exchange of information, knowledge and experience, as well as networking on the topic for proper understanding of the technological developments in the subject;
- To organize seminars at ICID Congresses and meeting to enhance deeper understanding of adaptation to and coping with floods including community participation with focus on impact of floods on agriculture water management;
- To prepare a paper on “Adaptive Flood Management” for publication in Irrigation and Drainage (IRD);
- To finalize a book on “Adaptive Flood Management”
|1||Dr. Kamran Emamifirstname.lastname@example.org||Iran||Chair|
|2||Ms. Sahar Norouziemail@example.com||Iran||Secretary|
|3||Mr. Maurice Roosfirstname.lastname@example.org||USA||Member|
|4||Mr. R.K. Agarwalemail@example.com||India||Member|
|5||Eng. (Ms.) Hind Massoud Hamed Elneelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sudan||Member|
|6||Mr. Olli Matti Vertaemail@example.com||Finland||Member|
|7||Mr. Ahmad Bin Dakurfirstname.lastname@example.org||Malaysia||Member|
|8||Dr. Abdelilah Takyemail@example.com||Morocco||Member|
|9||Mr. Marcel Marchand||Marcel.Marchand@deltares.nl||Netherlands||Member|
|10||Engr. Syed Mahmood-ul-Hassanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Pakistan||Member|
|11||Dr. (Ms.) Rozalija Cvejic||Rozalija.Cvejic@bf.uni-lj.si||Slovenia||Member|
|12||Mr. Arthon Suttigarnemail@example.com||Thailand||Member|
|13||Dr. Akie MUKAIfirstname.lastname@example.org||Japan||Member|
|14||Mr. Abdullahi Hassan Hussein - Young Professionalemail@example.com||Somalia||Member|
|15||Er. Tóth Tamásfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hungary||Member|
|16||Ir. Hj. Mohd Azmi bin Ismailemail@example.com||Malaysia||Provisional Member|