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Webinar on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management under Difficult Circumstances

72nd ICID Foundation Day Celebration (Virtual), 24 June 2021

ICID celebrated its 72nd Foundation Day on 24th June 2021. As part of the celebration, an International Webinar on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management under Difficult Circumstances was organized with more than 250 international participants from member countries and partner organizations. Secretary General Er. Ashwin Pandya welcomed the President Dr. Ragab Ragab, the invited experts for presentations, and the participants to the webinar.


Welcome address by Prof.  Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID and a presentation on the Occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of ICID

Keynote Address by Mr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi

Address by Mr. S.K. Haldar, Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) and Chairman, Indian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (INCID), New Delhi, India – Presented by Dr. R.K. Gupta, Member (D&R), Central Water Commission

Presentation by Mr. Kushvinder Vohra, Member (WP&P) & ex-officio Addl. Secretary to Govt. of India, Central Water Commission, New Delhi. Topic: Need for Modernization in Irrigation Infrastructure

Presentation by Mr. Alok Sikka, IWMI, New Delhi. Topic: “Agricultural Water Management: Building Resilience to Respond to Shocks and Risks’’

Presentation by Mr. Dan Alluf, Counsellor MASHAV, Embassy of Israel in India, New Delhi

Presentations by National Committees:

  1. Australia: Mr Momir Vranes “Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management Under Difficult Circumstances – Keeping Ahead ...”
  2. Egypt: Dr Gamal Elkassaar- Director of WMRI-NWRC, the Deputy Chairman of ENCID, "The need for Branch Canal Rehabilitation and Modern Irrigation Systems"
  3. India: VPH Dr. Yella Reddy, INCID - Topic: 25th ICID Congress, 2023


Concluding remarks by Er. Ashwin B. Pandya, Secretary General, ICID

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