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

Water scarcity and the resulting need for its efficient use is a global challenge. In some countries there are also increasing land use intensification impacts on water quality driven by irrigation. The investment in irrigation systems is considerable. For example in a modern agricultural context the irrigation system investment behind the farm gate is frequently greater than the water storage and distribution infrastructure. Ensuring that irrigation schemes are designed, installed, managed and maintained well is essential if production gains, subsequent direct, indirect and induced economic benefits are to be realized, all whilst managing direct and indirect environmental impacts. It may be expected that in the coming period most of the activities in irrigation will be in the field of modernization and enhancement of existing schemes. For a certain number of schemes revitalizations will be required, before modernization activities can be undertaken, or such activities may be undertaken in combination. The revitalization concerns the broader policy and strategy aspects of Governments with respect to actual activities with respect to the modernization of irrigation schemes.

About two-third of recent international financing for irrigation and drainage and almost all World Bank lending in the sector in the last decade has been for rehabilitation and upgrading of large-scale irrigation infrastructure. Much of this investment has addressed the huge backlog in deferred maintenance and repairs, supported by related reforms in institutions and management. Moving further; ICID felt the need to focus on modernizing irrigation services as this was one of the lacunas in many developing countries. Modernization of service through upgrading existing infrastructure is a challenging technical and institutional problem. New solutions are needed, based on new management options and widely available technologies. In order to provide a continuing focus for sustainable improvement of irrigation service delivery through progressive modernization of infrastructure, management and institutions, ICID established the Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R). The WG is concerned with the lack of progress on modernization of services relative to the focus on improving the infrastructure elements of the irrigation system. The group closely works with FAO and other international organizations in developing and promoting strategies and tools like ‘Benchmarking’ and ‘MASSCOTE’ to monitor and evaluate performance of irrigation schemes.Water scarcity and the resulting need for its efficient use is a global challenge. In some countries there are also increasing land use intensification impacts on water quality driven by irrigation. The investment in irrigation systems is considerable. For example in a modern agricultural context the irrigation system investment behind the farm gate is frequently greater than the water storage and distribution infrastructure. Ensuring that irrigation schemes are designed, installed, managed and maintained well is essential if production gains, subsequent direct, indirect and induced economic benefits are to be realized, all whilst managing direct and indirect environmental impacts. It may be expected that in the coming period most of the activities in irrigation will be in the field of modernization and enhancement of existing schemes. For a certain number of schemes revitalizations will be required, before modernization activities can be undertaken, or such activities may be undertaken in combination. The revitalization concerns the broader policy and strategy aspects of Governments with respect to actual activities with respect to the modernization of irrigation schemes.

About two-third of recent international financing for irrigation and drainage and almost all World Bank lending in the sector in the last decade has been for rehabilitation and upgrading of large-scale irrigation infrastructure. Much of this investment has addressed the huge backlog in deferred maintenance and repairs, supported by related reforms in institutions and management. Moving further; ICID felt the need to focus on modernizing irrigation services as this was one of the lacunas in many developing countries. Modernization of service through upgrading existing infrastructure is a challenging technical and institutional problem. New solutions are needed, based on new management options and widely available technologies. In order to provide a continuing focus for sustainable improvement of irrigation service delivery through progressive modernization of infrastructure, management and institutions, ICID established the Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R). The WG is concerned with the lack of progress on modernization of services relative to the focus on improving the infrastructure elements of the irrigation system. The group closely works with FAO and other international organizations in developing and promoting strategies and tools like ‘Benchmarking’ and ‘MASSCOTE’ to monitor and evaluate performance of irrigation schemes.


 

eDiscussion on Crop Water Productivity Performance Outcome of Irrigation System Modernization

Concept Note: https://icid-ciid.org/icid_data_web/ediss_cn_mr_2023.pdf


Topics: Basic Crop Water Productivity (CWP) Definitions; and Empirical CWP Evidence(1-7 May 2023); Irrigation System Modernization (8-14 May 2023); eDiscussion Participant Feedback (15-21 May 2023); and Draft Summary Report (22-31 May 2023)

 

To join the eDiscussion you are invited to register, before 
Friday, 24 April 2023, at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9300326/  

Period of discussion: 1-31 May 2023

Jointly moderated and facilitated by: 

Colin Steley; and Vice President Hon. Ian Makin

Strategy Themes: Schemes
Mandate:

To investigate, analyse, disseminate information on new developments and to formulate recommendations with respect to: Planning and preparation for modernization and revitalization of irrigation schemes; Interaction between modernization, revitalization and required operation and maintenance; Cost sharing for modernization, revitalization and required operation and maintenance; Institutional and organizational framework required for modernization, revitalization and operation and maintenance; Methods and techniques of lining of conveyance and distribution canals; Canal control systems with respect to their automation, using internet, mobile communication and remote monitoring in canal operation; Modification to improve communication, operational capacities and flexibility in operation and maintenance of systems; Standardization and codes of practice in irrigation systems.


Established : 2015
Membership
Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Mr. Ian William Makin ia************* United Kingdom Chair
2 Dr. Dong Bin do************* China Vice Chair
3 Engr. Muhammad Sani Bala ms************* Nigeria Secretary
4 Dr. Ali Omran Ali al************* Iraq Member
5 Ms. Bedriye Nur Dikenli Aytekin be************* Turkey Member
6 Dr. Brian T. Wahlin bw************* USA Member
7 Dr. Chih Hung Tan ch************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
8 Mr. Dinesh Bhatt di************* Nepal Member
9 Dr. Hwa-Lung Yu hl************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
10 Mr. Jan Potgieter ja************* South Africa Member
11 Prof. Kwang Sik Yoon ks************* South Korea Member
12 Dr. Li Yalong ly************* China Member
13 Dr. Macdex Mutema mu************* South Africa Member
14 Mr. Mehrzad Ehsani ir************* Iran Member
15 Mr. Mohamad Ramdani mr************* Indonesia Member
16 Mr. Mohd Yazid bin Abdullah ir************* Malaysia Member
17 Dr. Mohsen Barahimi mb************* Iran Member
18 Dr. Mona Liza Delos Reyes mf************* Philippines Member
19 Dr. (Ms.) Neelam Patel ne************* India Member
20 M. Omid Moridnejaad - Young Professional o.************* Iran Member
21 Engr. Reyne B. Ugay r_************* Philippines Member
22 Dr. Sanjay Madhukar Belsare be************* India Member
23 Dr. Shi Yuan - Young Professional 86************* China Member
24 Dr. Shinji FUKUDA sh************* Japan Member
25 Prof. Sunil D. Gorantiwar sd************* India Member
26 Prof. Dr. Tarek Ahmed El-Samman ta************* Egypt Member
27 Dr. Toshihiko KUNO to************* Japan Member
28 Dr. Usman Khalid Awan u.************* Pakistan Member
29 Mr. Usman-e- Ghani un************* Pakistan Member
30 Dr. Wu Di wu************* China Member
31 Mrs. Zaineb Mohammed Akram zo************* Iraq Member
32 Mr. Alan Kendall Clark ac************* United Kingdom Observer
33 Mr. Ali Volkan Seyfi vo************* Turkey Provisional Member
34 Dr. Bilal Alpaslan ba************* Turkey Provisional Member
35 Mr. Muhammad Adrie Azhari ad************* Indonesia Provisional Member
36 Dr. Alok Sikka a.************* India Permanent Observer
37 Dr. Petra Schmitter (World Bank) ps************* Myanmar Permanent Observer

In addition to the below membership representatives from FAO are Permanent Observers.

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Adelaide, Australia 2022

1. Assessment of Modernization Needs for the Philippine National Irrigation Systems to Support High Value Crop Production by Mona Liza F. Delos Reyes

2. Modernization of Irrigation in India through Piped Irrigation Systems by Alok Sikka, Kuhelika Ghosh, Mohammad Faiz Alam

3. Modernising a pressurised pipeline - Supply system for high value Agriculture in Asia by Rob Rendell

4. A high-pressure pipeline system for irrigated agriculture in the Ishigaki Island, Japan by Ishigaki-jima and Takasu-waju

5. National Water Balance Study for Bernam River Basin, Malaysia - A Case Study on Paddy Irrigation Efficiency at the Pasir Panjang Irrigation Block of the Barat Laut Selangor Irrigation Scheme (BLSIS), Bernam River Basin by Dato’ Ir Hanapi Mohamad Noor and Ir Yong Siew Fang

6. Towards enhanced capacity of farmers and institutions in irrigation and drainage as key contributors to sustainable food production and poverty alleviation in the Philippines by Mona Liza F. Delos Reyes and Bart Schultz

7. Developing effective institutions for irrigation services, including capacity building of different stakeholders, A case of Zimbabwe by Eng. Bezzel Chitsungo

8. Frenchman Cambridge Enhances River Basin Stability by Varun Ravi

9. Curse or Blessing! Are Smallholder Irrigation Schemes Doomed to Succeed? by Eng. Bezzel Chitsungo


Bali, Indonesia, 2019
1. International Workshop on Modernizing Irrigation Services for Water, Food, and Nutrition Security
2. Process of Irrigation Modernization of Indonesia, Case: Serayu and Wadaslintang Irrigation Schemes, Indonesia
3. Using smart water operation center for better water management in Thailand
4. ICT, IoT, and Big DATA Application for Irrigation facilities management
5. Practical evaluation of ICT smart automated sluice gate for paddy fields from the aspect of an additional function of ponding water temperature control
6. Innovative Initiatives in Water Stressed Area by Effective Monitoring of Canal Operations
7. Re-Visiting the Rap Evaluation for Irrigation Modernization - Concept and Application for Small-Scale Irrigation
8. Automatic Subsurface Irrigation and Drainage using Sheet-pipe typed Mole Drain
9. A Case Study on Conversion of Canal Based Irrigation Network System to Pressurized Pipe Based Network System Integrated with Solar Plant in The State of Uttar Pradesh, India
10. Subsurface water level control system “FOEAS” and its diffusion
11. Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes

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