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

There are at least five integrated aspects that must be properly maintained in order to secure the functional sustainability of irrigation/drainage in particular and development functions of infrastructures in general. These are: (1). Human resources; (2). Institution and Organization (3). Technology for sustainable O&M; (4). Sustainable O&M budget; and (5). Effective Regulatory Instrument and enforcement. The absence or unbalance of an integrated relationship among any of the five aspects would bring about ineffectiveness of infrastructural functions. Therefore, the five aspects cannot be seen in isolation.

With transfer of responsibility for water management to a local level, more attention has to be given to cost recovery of the service provided for water distribution. At the same time it is important to balance the budget, requiring detailed analysis of the source and application of funds. In turn this makes user-based performance assessments essential in order to identify irrigation performance indicators.          

Scoping Document

Subak Irrigation System in Bali: An Ancient Heritage of Participatory Irrigation Management in Modern Indonesia by A. Hafied A. Gany


Strategy Themes: Schemes

The WG will investigate, analyse and disseminate information and knowledge on following issues: (1) Legal Framework and Organizational Structures of Water User Association for Water Supply Services including- (a) institutional and organisational requirements for sustainable operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage systems, (b) improvement of organisational arrangements for management, operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage systems, (c) financing of operation and maintenance of irrigation/drainage schemes, (d) approaches and requirements for water regulatory authorities, land property questions, water rights, and (e) roles, responsibilities and requirements for sustainable Water Users Associations (WUA); (2) Participatory Irrigation Management and Irrigation Management Transfer covering (a) approaches and conditions for successful Participatory Irrigation/Drainage Management (PIDM), and (b) approaches and conditions for successful irrigation/ drainage management transfers (IDMT), including legislation and institutional requirements for transfer of responsibilities and/or ownership of irrigation and drainage systems to water users associations; and (3) Public Private Partnership, and Mechanism for Cost Recovery covering (a) possibilities of and requirements for successful Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in irrigation/drainage, and (b) methods and mechanisms for charging of irrigation/ drainage services and determination of level of cost recovery.

Established : 2015
Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Mr. Taku MORI t.************* Japan Chair
2 Dr. Keigo NODA an************* Japan Vice Chair
3 Mr. Abdullahi Abdul Rahman en************* Nigeria Member
4 Dr. Ahmed Elsiddig A. Elshaikh ah************* Sudan Member
5 Dr. Ding Kunlun kl************* China Member
6 Mr. Franklin E. Dimick fr************* USA Member
7 Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel ha************* Turkey Member
8 Dr. (Ms.) Neelam Patel ne************* India Member
9 Dr. Niannian Yuan - Young Professional yy************* China Member
10 Dr. Qazi Tallat Mahmood Siddiqui qa************* Pakistan Member
11 Eng. Raghad Sami Aljanabi ra************* Iraq Member
12 Prof. Sunil D. Gorantiwar sd************* India Member
13 Dr. Yu Chuan Chang 09************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
14 Dr. Ahmet Seren as************* Turkey Provisional Member
15 Dr. Neslihan ŞENGÜL ne************* Turkey Provisional Member
16 Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany ha************* Indonesia Co-Chair



Bali, Indonesia, 2019

  1. The Potential Roles of Farmers’ Organizations and Private Service Providers in Improving the Livelihood of Farmers in the Muda Area, Malaysia
  2. Sustainable Irrigation: Lessons Learned by the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program (CAVAC)
  3. Irrigation Management Transfer in the Philippines - Lessons from the Participatory Irrigation Development Project (PIDP)
  4. Irrigation Service Agreements – An Instrument in Modernization of Irrigation Management in Indonesia.
  5. Changing the nervous mind of small-scale farmers who are reluctant to invest for their development
  6. Chairman’s Report at the 5th Meeting of WG-IOA

  1. Historical, Present Condition and Future Outlook of Institution and Organization of Irrigation Development and Management in Indonesia by A.HafiedA. Gany

  2. Irrigation Institution Reform –a Future Course in Nepal”, by Madhav Belbase

  3. Importance of Institution and Organization for Sustaining Irrigation and Drainage System Management in the Future- Lesson Learned from Practice in Japan by Kazumi Yamaoka

  4. WG-IOA Work Plan

Call for Papers: International Workshop on “Public-Private-Partnership (PPPs) in Irrigation and Drainage Operation and Maintenance toward sustainable Irrigated Agricultural water management”, 24th ICID Congress and 71st IEC Meeting, 22-28 September 2020, Sydney, Australia

  1. International Workshop on Participatory Irrigation/ Drainage Management - Transfer, Approaches and Condition for Successful PIDM (IOA), 3rd World Irrigation Forum and 70th IEC Meeting, 1-7 September 2019, Bali, Indonesia,
  2. Country Papers and Case Study : Symposium on ‘Global Review of Institutional Reforms in Irrigation Sector for Sustainable Agriculture Water Management, including Water Users’ Association’, 23rd ICID Congress and 68th IEC Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, 2017





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