- 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)
Future is often the reflection of the past. The rapid changes that are taking place around the world over a few decades have, however, cautioned us to learn from it. One can learn by studying the past processes, the causes of successes and failures, despite new complexities.
Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) has worked over the years to motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their national working groups and provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on history of irrigation, drainage, flood management, and river engineering, incorporating relevant agricultural, political, socio-economic, climatologic and geographic aspects for proper understanding of the technological developments. The WG has brought out many outstanding publications and presently exploring the possibility of compiling a book on “Water Sustainability through History”. The Group also organizes a History Seminar at the time of ICID Congresses, on regular basis.
Committee on assembling irrigation efficiency data (1974-1978) Constituted as Committee on History of Irrigation (1978). Renamed as Committee on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (C-HIST) in the year 1998 and again renamed as Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) in the year 2000
Established : 1998
|1||Dr. Kamran Emamifirstname.lastname@example.org||Iran||Chair|
|2||Mr. Charles L. Abernethyemail@example.com||United Kingdom||Member|
|3||Dr. Sinite YUfirstname.lastname@example.org||Chinese Taipei Committee||Member|
|4||Dr. Ahmed Adam Ibrahimemail@example.com||Sudan||Member|
|5||Prof. Dr. Yutaka MATSUNOfirstname.lastname@example.org||Japan||Member|
|6||Dr. Masaomi KIMURAemail@example.com||Japan||Member|
|7||Eng. Ahmed Awad Hag Abd-Elnabifirstname.lastname@example.org||Egypt||Member|
|8||Dr. Dia El Din Ahmed El Quosyemail@example.com||Egypt||Member|
|9||Dr. Laszlo G. Haydefirstname.lastname@example.org||Hungary||Member|
|10||Dr. Shivaji T. Sangleemail@example.com||India||Member|
|11||Dr. A. Hafied A. Ganyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Indonesia||Member|
|12||Engr. Sirika Ahmad Abubakaremail@example.com||Nigeria||Member|
|13||Dr. Gerhard Backebergfirstname.lastname@example.org||South Africa||Member|
|14||Mr. Chaiwat Prechawitemail@example.com||Thailand||Member|
|15||Mr. Ju Chang Kimfirstname.lastname@example.org||South Korea||Member|
|16||Mr. Wang Liemail@example.com||China||Provisional Member|
|17||Dr. (Ing.) Klaus Röttcher - Direct Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany||Permanent Observer|
|18||Dr. (Mrs.) B. Dolfing||Netherlands||Permanent Observer|
|19||Dr. Ir. M. Ertsen (IWHA)||email@example.com||Netherlands||Permanent Observer|
In the long history of mankind, the 21st century would be very distinct from the other centuries and may be considered as the most challenging era for humanity. In this context, ensuring sustainability of water systems in changing and unknown circumstances is one of the most crucial challenges.
The development of societies in the last 5,000 years is closely connected with water management problems that have shaped the relevant society and its structures. In the course of the centuries, systems and methods worked out under these conditions have conclusively demonstrated their sustainability. Today, the knowledge and structural remains of these methods are not only interesting archaeologically and historically, but can also help solve current problems.
In view of Data, Information, Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom hierarchy studied in knowledge management, the water wisdom of the past which was achieved in a period of hundreds of years, can be regarded as a unique and irreplaceable gift from our ancestors to our generation.
- Historical Dams (Editor : H. Fahlbusch)
- Danube Valley - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (Editors-in-Chief : G. Cseko, L. Hayde)
- The Indus Basin - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Management (Editors : H. Fahlbusch, Bart Schultz, C.D. Thatte)
Bali, Indonesia 2019
- Irrigation Tunneling in Ancient Indonesia (Historical Perspective)
- Analysis on Dujiangyan Irrigation System and its sustainable development experience
- Research on Water Conservancy Legislation and Related Issues in Xixia
- Water Supply and Water demand – a model for a better understanding of the Assyrian settlements along the Lower Habur River
- Characteristics and Values of Irrigation Historical Sustainability in China
- Historical Water Sustainability: A Case Study of the PHAD Irrigation System of Maharashtra State, India
- Institutional Setup of Irrigation and drainage in Afghanistan
- International Workshop on Historical Water Sustainability
- Historical Water sustainability in Iran: Lessons Learned
- Good Practices
- Reservoir regulations in 1662 by the Government of Joseon Dynasty, Korea
- World Water System Heritage (WWaSH) Program - A Proposal by ICID
- Technology transfer and water sustainability - Experiences of Japan
- Research on Jiangxiyan Irrigation System
Montpellier, France 2015
- Sustainable Irrigation in South Africa: Evidence from History by Lani van Vuuren
and Gerhard Backeberg
- History of Water Crisis in Thailand and its Preparation for the 2015 Drought by Chaiwat Prechawit
- Irrigation tunneling in ancient Indonesia - Historical perspective (VPH A. Hafied A. Gany, Indonesia)
- Historical background of some present flood management plans in Hungary and in the Netherlands (VP László G. Hayde, Hungary
- What did hydraulic engineers know in the early 18th century? Taking a look at the proposal of Burchard Christof Von Muennich (Klaus Röttcher, Germany
- The Beemster - A drained lake since 400 years (PH Em. Bart Schultz, Netherlands)
- Tradition and Modernity - New Ways for an efficient Water Management, von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Röttcher
- A Brief Introduction to: The International Conference on Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management (TKWRM 2012)
- ICID Congress History Conference - An Introduction to the International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures, A. A. Semsar Yazdi
- History Seminar – Using Traditional Methods in Modern Water Management Systems, Bijan Farhangi
CONCLUDED WORKBODIES/ TECHNICAL GROUPS+