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Highlights: 25th ICID Congress and 74th International Executive Council Meeting, November 2023, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India

The 25th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage and the 74th International Executive Council meeting was organized by the Indian National Committee of ICID (INCID) on the theme ‘Tackling Water Scarcity in Agriculture’ from 01-08 November 2023 in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India.

The event was inaugurated on 2 November 2023 by the Hon’ble Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. The grand opening ceremony was attended by distinguished dignitaries including Mr. Ambati Rambabu, Hon'ble Minister for Water Resources Development; Mr. Gudivada Amarnath, Hon'ble Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, Information Technology;   Mrs. Vidadala Rajini, Hon'ble Minister for Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education; Government of Andhra Pradesh; Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President ICID; Mr. Kushvinder Vohra, Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) & Indian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (INCID); and Mr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Principal Secretary, Water Resources, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Kushvinder Vohra, Chairman, CWC & INCID emphasized on the importance of sustainable water management in the context of food and ecosystem security. Hon’ble Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat highlighted the crucial role of international collaboration for the redressal of the issues and challenges of the water sector in the wake of climate change. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy shared his vision for various interventions required for water resources development and management in the State of Andhra Pradesh. President, ICID conveyed the leading role of ICID in promoting sustainable water management in the fields of irrigation, drainage, and flood management. The prestigious ICID Congress brought together a global congregation of around 1300 experts, researchers, and professionals which include 350 foreign delegates from 41 countries who are dedicated to addressing the challenges of water resource management, irrigation, and drainage.

25th ICID Congress & 74th IEC Meeting - Inaugural Function, Vizag, November 2023

Newly Elected Office Bearers (2023-2026)

President Vice Presidents 

Dr. Marco Arcieri 

Dr. Fuqiang Tian

Dr. Vadim Sokolov

Dr. Watchara Suiadee

Hearty Congratulations!!! 

25th ICID Congress Proceedings


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