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This section includes a list of important events attended and agreed upon by President Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab. Based on the decision taken by President Prof. Dr. Ragab, all ICID workbodies are requested to organize virtual events before the physical meeting in Vizag in November 2023. This invitation has encouraged workbody Chairs to organize/plan their virtual meetings before the physical meeting. In addition, the President also expressed his desire to participate in workbody virtual meetings based on his availability to encourage members to take forward the mission and vision of ICID.


WEBINAR /  VIRTUAL MEETINGS REPRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT


No. Activities Date Resource
PARTICIPATION IN 2023
50 Panellist: NEXUS Gains Talks on the theme “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind,” organized as part of World Food Day 2023 18 October 2023, 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm UTC+05:30  
49 Keynote Address: SELMAS Project Workshop  (Virtual) 11-12 October 2023, UM6P Campus, Ben Guerir, Morocco  
48 Member of the Scientific Committee,  Cairo Water Week 2023 (CWW2023) 29 October to 2 November 2023, Cairo, Egypt  
47 Task Force to Guide ICID Inputs to 10th World Water Forum (TF-WWF10) 12 October 2023, 16:00 hours (IST)  
46 International Workshop on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management and Digitalizing 02-06 October  2023, Diyarbakir City, Turkey  
45 Working Group on Managing Water Scarcity under Conflict Demands (WG-MWSCD) 6 October 2023, 16:30 hours (IST)  
44 Meeting of Working Cluster 1 on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation 05 October 2023, at 11 am (Cairo time, GMT+3)  
43 Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA) 5 October 2023 01:30 hours (IST)  
42 Webinar: Towards the Utilization of Agricultural Drainage Benefits for Facing the Future Challenges and Achieving Sustainability 29th September 2023 (Friday), 17:30-18:30 Hrs  
41 Virtual: Regional Technical Dialogue on  “Water Use Efficiency and Water Productivity within Sustainability Boundaries for Resilient Transformation of Agrifood Systems in the NENA Region” 25 September 2023 from 11:00- 14:00 hrs (Cairo time)  
40

Working Group on Environment (WG-ENV)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Charlotte de Fraiture

13 Sept. 2023 at 14:00 hours (IST)  
39 Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)
Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu
12 Sept. 2023 at 14:00 hours (IST)  
38

Working Group on Land Drainage (WG-LDRG)

Chairman: Dr. Willem F. Vlotman

24 August 2023 at 14:30 hours (IST)  
37

European Regional Working Group (ERWG)

Chairman: Dr. Marco Arcieri

18 August 2023 at 14:30 hours (IST)  
36

Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ray Shyan Wu

10 August 2023 at 14:30 hours (IST)  
35 Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)
Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu
9 August 2023 at 14:30 hours (IST)  
34

Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)

Chairman: Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba

2 August 2023 at 13:30 hours (IST)  
33

Working Group on Water Saving in Irrigated Areas (WG-WATS)

Chairman: Eng. Rafat Nael AbdulGhani Al-Intaki

25 July 2023 at 1430 hours (IST)  
32

Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE

10 July 2023 at 1330 hours (IST)  
31 Working Cluster 2 on Water Productivity Tools and Analytics 20 June 2023, Cairo, Egypt Live video recording
30

European Regional Working Group (ERWG)

Chairman: Dr. Marco Arcieri

19 June, 2023 at 15.30 hours . (IST)  
29

Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)

Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu

13 June 2023 at 14:30 hours (IST  
28 Task Force to Guide ICID Inputs to 10th World Water Forum (TF-WWF10) 6 June 2023 at 16:30 hours (IST)   
27 Working Cluster 1 on Resilience and Climate Change 1 June 2023, Cairo, Egypt Live video recording
26

International and Arab Water Day, Theme: Accelerating Solutions to Solve the Problem of Water and Sanitation, Saving Water - Saving Lives (Video Keynote Address)

29 May 2023, Cairo, Egypt Live Video
25

Working Group on Land Drainage (WG-LDRG)

Chairman: Dr. Willem F. Vlotman

17 May 2023 at 14:30 Hours (IST)  
24

Working Group on Value Engineering (WG-VE)

Chairman: Dr. Kamran Emami

09 May2023 at 16:30 Hours (IST)  
23 3rd International Baghdad Water Conference 6-7 May 2023, Royal Tulip Al-Rasheed Hotel, Iraq  
22 Webinar on Empowerment and Capacity Development of Women in Water Resources Management 3 May 2023, 13:30 hours (IST)  
21

Working Group on Water Food Energy Nexus (WG-WFE-N)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab

26 April 2023 at 12:30 Hours (IST)  
20 Webinar on ‘Tsunami / Tidal Wave Protection in Japanese Case’ 19 April 2023, 15:30 hours (IST)  
19

Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE

12 April 2023 at 13:00 Hours (IST)  
18 Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R)
Chairman: Mr. Ian William Makin
06 April 2023 at 14:30 Hours (IST)  
17

Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ray Shyan Wu

05 April 2023 at 14:30 Hours (IST)  
16 Virtual meeting of Working Cluster 3 on Non-Conventional Water Resources 30 March 2023  
15

European Regional Working Group (ERWG)

Chairman: Dr. Marco Arcieri

29 March 2023, 15:30 hours (IST)  
14

Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA)

Chairman: Dr. Ruey Chy Kao

16 March 2023 at 13:30 hours (IST)   
13 Working Group on Sustainable On-Farm Irrigation System Development (WG-SON-FARM)
Chairman: Dr. A.K. Randev
15 March 2023, 1230 Hours (IST)  
12

Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE

14 March 2023 at 09.00 Hours (IST)  
11 Biosaline Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation for Food Security (Editors: Redouane Choukr-Allah, and Ragab Ragab) e-Publication, March 2023  
10

Working Group on Managing Water Scarcity Under Conflicting Demands (WG-MWSCD)

Chairman: Mr. Franklin E. Dimick

24 February 2023 at 16:30 Hours IST  
9

Working Cluster on Resilience and Climate Change, Organized by FAO

FAO - Guidelines for Brackish Water Use For Agricultural Production in the Near East and North Africa Region, 2023

11 January 2023 Contribution
8

4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics

Keynote Presentation: Global Needs in the Irrigation Sector (Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID)

20-23 February 2023, Cairo, Egypt  
7 6th G-STIC Conference 13-15 Feb. 2023, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
6

Working Group on Water Saving in Irrigated Areas (WG-WATS)

Chairman: Eng. Rafat Nael AbdulGhani Al-Intaki

16 February 2023 at 14:30 Hour IST  
5

2nd WASAG International Forum

Technical session 2.c Dryland Agriculture, 8 February 2023
Accurate Estimation of crop water requirements using new technologies (COSMOS, Scintillometers, and Eddy Covariance (Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President ICID)

7-10 February 2023, Praia, Cabo Verde, West Africa, Cabo Verde  
4

Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R)

Chairman: Mr. Ian William Makin

24 January 2023 at 13:30 Hour IST  
3

Working Group on Land Drainage (WG-LDRG)

Chairman: Dr. Willem F. Vlotman

19 January 2023 at 14:30 Hour IST  
2

Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)

Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu

16 January 2023 at 14:30 Hour IST  
1

Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ray Shyan Wu

17 January 2023 at 14:30 Hours (IST)  
PARTICIPATION IN 2022
Participation / Activities in 2022
31 Meeting of Working Cluster 1 on Resilience and Climate Change - Presentations 22 December 2022  
30 Task Force to Guide ICID Inputs to 10th World Water Forum (TF-WWF10) 22 Dec. 2022, 17:30 Hour (IST)  
29

Webinar on Low Land Development in Indonesia

Speakers:  Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto (Indonesia), President Hon. Prof. Em. Dr. Bart Schultz (Netherlands), and Panelists: VP Ir. Hisham Ghazali (Malaysia), Mr. Paavan Kumar Reddy (India)

22 Dec. 2022, 15:30 hours (IST)  
28

Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R)

Chairman: Mr. Ian William Makin

12 Dec.  2022, 01:30 Hour (IST)  
27

5th African Young Water Professional’s Forum (Hybrid), 17-18 October 2022. Keynote addresses "The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: How important the nexus is and what are the benefits at Local, Regional, National and Transboundary levels"

17-18 October 2022  
26 Presentation: 2nd Regional Science-Policy Dialogue on the theme “Innovative Solutions and Policy Actions for Water Reuse in the MENA Region” 5 – 6 July 2022, Cairo, Egypt  
27 Cairo Water Week 2022 on the theme, 'Water at the Heart of the Climate Action' 16-19 October 2022, Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Cairo, Egypt  
26

Working Group on Water Food Energy Nexus (WG-WFE-N)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab

June 30, 2022 at  01:00 PM (IST)  
25

Working Group on Land Drainage (WG-LDRG)

Chairman: Mr. Bernard Vincent

June 30, 2022 at  03:00 PM (IST)  
24 73rd ICID-INCID Foundation Day Celebration - Seminar on the theme: Role of Modern Irrigation in Global Food Security  24 June 2022, 10:00- 16:00 Hrs (IST)  
23 Keynote Address: Impact of Future Climate Change on Surface and Groundwater 
Resources: Examples From the UK. Webinar on "Impacts of Climate Change on Surface and Groundwater Resources"
23 June 2022, 11:00-12:30 (UK BST, GMT+1)  
22 The Second International Laayoune Forum on Biosaline Agriculture (LAFOBA2): Presentation on Salinity Management: Issues Related to Measurements, Modelling, Irrigation Systems, Land Preparation, Crops, Leaching and Crop Water Requirement 14-16 June 2022,  Laayoune Morocco | ONLINE  
21

Recording of the virtual presentation of President ICID - Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab on the topic "Water & Food Production: The Current and Future Challenges and the Way Forward" at the Second International High-Level Conference on International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development" 2018-2028: Presentation

6-9 June 2022 at Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  
20 27th ICOLD Congress and 90th Annual Meeting, Marseille, France, The signing of the ICID-ICOLD Memorandum of Understanding; International Roundtable Discussion on Dams and Reservoirs: The Challenges of Tomorrow; and Closing session of the Symposium on “Sharing water: Multipurpose reservoirs and innovations”, 30 May 2022, 04:30 PM. 27 May - 3 June 2022.  
19

Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)

Chairman: Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba

30 May 2022  at 01:30 hour (IST)  
18

Working Group on Irrigation and Drainage in The States Under Socio-Economic Transformation (WG-IDSST)

Chairman: Prof. Peter Kovalenko

26 May 2022 at 14:30 hour (IST)  
17

Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA)

Chairman: Dr. Ruey Chy Kao

13 May 2022 at 13:30 hour (IST)  
16

WHIS Summit in Kumamoto - 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit, 23-24 April 2022, Kumamoto, Japan 2022.

Theme - Water for Sustainable Development –Best Practices and the Next Generation
Side Event: Conference on "World Heritage Irrigation Structures Summit"

Presentation ] [ Live video ] [ Declaration ]

11 April 2022, Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan

 

Apr 23, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022

 

15

Working Group on Irrigation and Drainage in The States Under Socio-Economic Transformation (WG-IDSST)

Chairman: Prof. Peter Kovalenko

21 April 2022 at 14:00 hour (IST)  
14

European Regional Working Group (ERWG)

Chair: Dr. (Mrs.) Irena G. Bondarik

20 April 2022 at 14:30 Hours (IST)  
13

Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)

Chairman: Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba

18 April 2022 at 13:30 Hours (IST)  
12

Keynote Presentation: "International Conference on Hydropower and Dams Development for Water and Energy Security – Under changing climate",

Presentation ] [  Live Video ] [Technical presentations and full text of papers presented ]

7-9 April 2022, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249201 [Virtual Participation]
11

Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)

Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu

04 April 2022 at 13:30 Hour (IST)  
10 Webinar on Precision Land Reclamation as a Tool of Precision Agriculture 16 March 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours Indian Standard Time (IST)   
9 Tea Time Talk on the topic Sustainable Irrigation Development: A Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Perspective Achieving More Crop Per Drop Per Joule Per Hectare Under Climate Change 15 March at 17:00 hrs (UK time)  
8 2nd Baghdad International Water Conference (2nd BIWC) 5-7 March 2022 at Baghdad, Iraq  
7 Committee On Congresses / Conferences (C-CONGR) 03 March 2022 at 12:30 Hour (IST)  
6 Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG) 28 February 2022 at 13:30 hour (IST)  
5 Webinar on Integrated Water on  Resources Management in Large River Basins Based on Simulation Modeling and Optimization Methods 16 February 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours (IST)  
4 Webinar on 'Updates and Advances to the FAO56 Crop Water Requirements Methods' 15 February 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours  
3

Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R)

Chairman: Mr. Ian William Makin

14 February 2022 at 14:00 hour (IST)   
2

African Regional Working Group (AFRWG),

Chairman: Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba

10 February 2022 at 14:30 hour (IST)  
1

Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI)

Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu

09 February 2022 at 14:30 hour (IST)  
PARTICIPATION IN 2021
32 Live presentation of President ICID Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab at the Pre-COP26 High-level Forum, Glasgow, 2021 Glasgow, 2021  
31

Cairo Water Week 2021. Theme: Water, Population and Global Changes: Challenges and Opportunities

24-28 October 2021 Link
30

McGill's International Symposium on Mitigating Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Increasing Carbon Sequestration in a Circular Economy,

29 September 2021 Video recording
29

5th Arab Water Forum, Theme: Arab Water Security for Peace & Sustainable Development,

21-23 September 2021 Link
28

Video address: Science-Policy Dialogue on Water Reuse in the MENA Region organized as part of the 5th Arab Water Forum (AWF)

21-23 September 2021, UAE  
27

Video address: ICARDA-ICID-FAO Session on "Leveraging the untapped potential of food production under water scarcity and climate change in the Arab region" organized as part of the 5th Arab Water Forum (AWF)

21-23 September 2021, UAE  
26

Working Group on Water Food Energy Nexus (WG-WFE-N), Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID

14 September 2021, 15:30 Hours (IST)

Minutes

25

Working Group on Sustainable On-Farm Irrigation System Development (WG-SON-FARM), Chairman: Dr. A.K. Randev

 9 September 2021,  12:30 hours (IST) Minutes
24

Virtual Conference on AQUA≈360: Water for All-Emerging Issues and Innovations, (Member: UK Scientific Committee; Chair Keynote Lectures 4 &5)

Download Proceedings

31st August 2021–2nd September 2021 University of Exeter, United Kingdom
23

Working Group on Managing Water Scarcity Under Conflicting Demands (WG-MWSCD), Chairman: Mr. Franklin E. Dimick

25 August 2021 Minutes
 
22

Working Group on Modernization and Revitalization of Irrigation Schemes (WG-M&R), Chairman: Mr. Ian William Makin

23 August 2021

Minutes

21 Video Speech of President Ragab Ragab at the Water Resources Forum of the 5th China Arab States Expo 18 August 2021 Video
20

Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE), Chairman: Prof. Ray-Shyan Wu

11 August 2021 Minutes
19

Webinar on Climate Smart Agricultural Water Management Best Practices, Policy Frame Work and Way Forward

06 August 2021 Video
18

Working Group on Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources for Irrigation (WG-NCWRI), Chairman: Dr. Wenyong Wu

05 August 2021, Minutes
17

Working Group on Institutional ond Organizational Aspects of Irrigtion/ Drainage System Management (WG-IOA), Chairman: Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany

Jul 23, 2021 Minutes
16

Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG)m Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE

Jul 23, 2021 Minutes
15 ICID Webinar on Organization of Irrigation Automation System 22 July 2021 Video
14

Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA), Chairman: Dr. Ruey Chy Kao

20 July 2021 Minutes
13

ICID Webinar on Rainwater Harvesting vs Traditional Catchment Storage

15 July 202 Video
12

Growing with effective & efficient Irrigation – Accepting Modernization and Systematic Management

8 July 2021 Video
11

Committee on Congresses / Conferences (C-CONGR), Chairman: Mr. Bryan Ward

6 July 2021

Minutes

10

Working Group on Irrigation Development and Management (WG-IDM), Chairperson: Mrs. Mary Jean M. Gabriel

2 July 2021 Minutes
9

72nd Foundation Day Celebration: Webinar on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management under Difficult Circumstances

24 June 2021 Video
8