- 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)
Irrigation water from its source is conveyed up to a farm and subsequently applied to crops through various irrigation methods- surface (basins, furrows, and border strips), sprinkler, and micro irrigation. Vast amount of water goes waste if it is not applied efficiently and uniformly all over the field. Improperly planned, designed and laid/ installed irrigation system leads to losses such as deep percolation, runoff, evaporation, and wind drift affecting the performance of the system. Today a vast range of sprinkler and micro irrigation technology is available to fit all types of soil, crops, climates and farm sizes. Modern micro irrigation systems can achieve as high as 95% application efficiency leading to significant water saving.
The Working Group on On-Farm Irrigation Systems (WG-ON-FARM) promotes on-farm irrigation as part of integrated water resources management, and sustainable efficient approach for on-farm irrigation. The group has brought out many publications (manuals and guidelines) for planning, design and evaluation of micro and sprinkler irrigation systems. One of the important activities of the WG is compilation of the worldwide ‘Sprinkler and Micro irrigated Areas’. As per the latest compilation, worldwide more than 46 million ha (comprising 36 million ha sprinkler irrigation and 10 million ha of micro irrigation) are irrigated by these irrigation technologies. ICID is a ‘Liaison Member’ of ISO/TC23/SC18 since over a decade.
Another important activity of the WG is to organize’ International Micro Irrigation Congress/ Symposium’ on periodic basis.
1. Questionnaire : Worldwide usage of micro & sprinkler irrigation (Revised, January 2006)
2. Report to ISO SC18, participation to the 19th ICID Congress, Beijing, September 2005
3. List of Irrigation Standards (ISO and CEN)
4. Questionnaire on "Energy Requirements for Irrigation"
In addition to the below membership, representative from FAO is Permanent Observer.
*Re-constituted in 2015 and renamed as Working Group on Sustainable On-Farm Irrigation System Development (WG-SON-FARM)
Established : 2015
|1||Dr. A.K. Randevemail@example.com||India||Chair|
|2||Mr. Carl Waltersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Australia||Vice Chair|
|3||Mr. Suman Sijapatiemail@example.com||Nepal||Secretary|
|4||Dr. Chen, Ching-Tienfirstname.lastname@example.org||Chinese Taipei Committee||Member|
|5||Mr. Hassan Shantiaemail@example.com||Iran||Member|
|6||Dr. Graziano Ghinassifirstname.lastname@example.org||Italy||Member|
|7||Mr. Bashu Dev Lohaneeemail@example.com||Nepal||Member|
|8||Dr. Hossein Dehghanisanijfirstname.lastname@example.org||Iran||Member|
|9||Prof. Chang Eon Parkemail@example.com||South Korea||Member|
|10||Mr. Siboniso Phillip Mkhaliphifirstname.lastname@example.org||South Africa||Member|
|11||Dr. Yu Min Wangemail@example.com||Chinese Taipei Committee||Member|
|12||Prof. L.B. Roy - Direct Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||India||Member|
|13||Dr. Teoh Chin Chuangemail@example.com||Malaysia||Member|
|14||Dr. Zhang Guohua - Young Professionalfirstname.lastname@example.org||China||Member|
|15||Mr. Dilip Yewalekaremail@example.com||India||Member|
|16||Mr. Taku MORIfirstname.lastname@example.org||Japan||Member|
|17||Mr. Ömer Faruk Akbulutemail@example.com||Turkey||Member|
|18||Mr. M.S. Sudhakarfirstname.lastname@example.org||India||Permanent Observer|
|19||Mr. Abijit Joshiemail@example.com||India||Permanent Observer|
|20||Mr. Sher Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org||India||Permanent Observer|
1. Controlling Sprinkler Rotation Speed to Optimize Water Distribution Uniformity of Travelling Rain Guns - Authored by Graziano Ghinassi (Italy) and presented by VPH Felix B. Reinders (South Africa)
3. Effect of Trace Quantity Irrigation(TQI) on Wine Grape Culture in Arid Region in China
4. Indigenous On-Farm Flood Management Practices in Ethiopia Lowlands: Examples from Ethiopia Lowlands - Abraham Mehari Haile (The Netherlands)
5. Flood-Based Farming for Livelihoods in Ethiopia Lowlands: Status, Potential and Investment Guide
Economic and agronomic response of industrial crops to drip and hose-reel sprinkler irrigation: Results of a three year research project in north Italy (Graziano Ghinassi, Italy)
“Water use efficiency: A water balance approach” (VPH Felix Reinders, South Africa)
- Proceedings of 8th Micro-Irrigation Congress, Tehran, Iran, October 2011
- Special Session on Micro Irrigation, December 2009, New Delhi, India
- Israel’s challenge : Concept development of a proper and efficient use of recycled water for irrigation
- Report to ISO SC18, participation to the 19th ICID Congress, Beijing, September 2005