International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage Commission Interationale des Irrigation et du Drainage


Knowledge is a dialogue process, therefore it must flow in all possible directions. Another on-going ICID effort is to allow two-way knowledge interaction using virtual communication tools and e-Learning methodologies.  A series of “webinars” on emerging Agricultural Water Management topics and global water issues have become a regular feature with satisfactory participation from across the globe despite time-zone limitations of asynchronous seminar sessions in such conditions.  The webinar series provides an open global platform for discussions on varying topics with an international as well as national focus. 

ICID, under its policy to extend its knowledge dissemination wider, provides these services for its members in particular and wider irrigation and drainage community. The webinars are customized keeping in view the requirement of different professionals working in the Agricultural Water Management sector. 

No. Topic Presenter (s) Institute Date

INSPIRE: Mapping & Monitoring Irrigation Performance, organized by WORLD BANK GROUP

Join us via Zoom 

Meeting ID: 992 1609 4394 
Passcode: H+3inwu0GE 

Opening: Abdul Malik Sadat Idris, IJsbrand de Jong, Ashwin Pandya, and Nizar Zaied
Speakers: Mutlu Ozdogan, Paavan Kumar Reddy Gollapalli, and Poolad Karimi
International Network of Service Providers for Irrigation Excellence 

27 January 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 am (EST) HQ Time



IGS-ICID Webinar on Improving the Performance of Canals with Geosynthetics on the theme "Geosynthetics to Reduce Seepage Losses and Improve Structural Integrity of Canals"

J.P. Giroud, Nathalie Touze, Eric Blond, Hervé Plusquellec, Chris Davey, Pau LLINAS, Alberto Scuero, Catrin Tarnowski and Adam Maskal, Pietro Rimoldi, Simon Ebbert, Will Crawford, Paulo Di Pietro, and Edwin Zengerink IGS 15 – 17 November 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 (Egypt time, UTC +2)
37 Webinar on Conservation Agriculture in the Context of Rice-Wheat Cropping System

Paavan Kumar Reddy Gollapalli, (YP, ICID; Programme Executive, ITC Limited); Dr. R.N. Sankhua (India); Dr. M.L. Jat, Principal scientist and systems agronomist, CIMMYT (India); and Mr. Akhilesh Yadav (Regional Manager-North, ITC Limited (India)

ITC Limited as a Programme Executive and Chief Engineer, (South), NWDA, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India, CIMMYT 1 November 2021, 15:00 - 16:30 Hours Indian Standard Time (IST) +5:30
36 Webinar on Climate Smart Agricultural Water Management Best Practices, Policy Frame Work and Way Forward

VPH Dr. Kaluvai Yella Reddy , Dr. K. Palanisami, Er. Anshuman, 

VP Dr. Marco Arcieri

Dean (Faculty of Agril. Engg & Technology) of ANGR, (Emeritus Scientist, IWMI), Associate Director, TERI,  Secretary General, (ITAL-ICID) 06 August 2021: 15:00 hour (IST)
35 Webinar on Dialogue: Enhancing water security through improved agricultural water productivity: new knowledge, innovations and applications WRC / SANCID Invited WRC experts and President Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab 04 August 2021, 10:00 AM (South Africa Time)
34 Webinar on Organization of Irrigation  Automation  Systems Dr. Iven Mareels, Dr. Danlu Guo, Er. Paul Byrnes, and Er. Damien Pearson Centre for Applied Research, IBM Australia 22 July 2021, 17:30 Hour (IST)
33 Webinar on Rainwater Harvesting vs Traditional Catchment Storage Er. Michael Smit Kingspan Water and Energy, Australia

15 July 2021, 12 Hours (IST)

32 Webinar on Sustainability of Agricultural Water Management under Difficult Circumstances 72nd ICID Foundation Day Celebration (Virtual) ICID Central Office, New Delhi, India 24 June 2021
31 Webinar on "COSMOS, Scintillometer & Eddy Cov new technologies to save irrigation water" Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President ICID IWF/ICID.UK

23 June 2021, 
20:30 hours (IST)

30 Webinar on "Suitable water, crops and land management for water stressed regions" Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President ICID ICID 17 June 2021,  16:30 hours (IST)
29 Webinar on - Dividing the Waters:  A History of Litigation in the Truckee River Basin and the Hope for the Future Ms. Terri Edwards (USA), Clarke Ballard (Australia), Dr. Jaepil Cho (S. Korea) USBR, ICID 28 May 2021, 17:30 Hours IST
28 Webinar on the Role of ICT technologies for sustainable irrigation management and scheduling (MENA Region-Case studies) Dr. Amgad Elmahdi, Director, MENA Region and Prof. Dr.  Yusuf  Ersoy  YILDIRIM


Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Wednesday, 07 April 2021, 17:30 Hours IST 
27 Webinar on Irrigation and Drainage Developments in Canada to Expand Food Production and Achieve Water Security President Hon. Prof. Dr. Chandra Madramootoo; Vice President Hon. Laurie Tollefson, Jennifer Nitschelm
Director, Irrigation Secretariat, Agriculture and Forestry Department,
Alberta Government, Canada
ICID/ McGill/ Alberta Government Wednesday, 03 March 2021 at 10:00-11:30 am EST  (20:30 Hours IST)
26 Webinar on Learning from Historic Irrigation and Drainage Structures
VP Dr. Kamran Emami, VP Dr. Marco Arcieri; Abigail Jackson; and Peter Bateson The Irrigation and Water Forum ' British National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (IWF/ICID.UK) Friday, 19th February 2021, 15:00 - 17:00 GMT
25 Overcoming water challenges in agriculture – Canadian Perspectives on #SOFA2020

Welcoming Remarks: Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America, Jan Adamowski  Director, Integrated Water Resources Management Program, McGill

Technical Presentation: Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO

Keynote Address: Laurie Tollefson, VPH, ICID

Panelists: Roger Pederson, Farmer and irrigator from Southern Saskatchewan
Jennifer Nitschelm, Director, Irrigation Secretariat, Agriculture and Forestry Department, Alberta Govt., Richard Phillips, General Manager, Bow River Irrigation District, Alberta, Abdul Jalil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification, Govt. of Canada,  Sasha KooOshima, Deputy Director of Land and Water, Natural Resources and Sustainable Production, FAO, Chandra A. Madramootoo,  James McGill Professor, Bioresource Engineering Department, McGill, President Hon. ICID
Moderator: Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

Webinar on General Challenges of Irrigation Schemes Management Under Different Scales: With Special Consideration on Institutional and Organizational Aspects of System Management 

Vice President Hon. Dr. Hafied A. Gany, Chair, WG-IOA ICID/INACID 21 January 2021, 17:30 Hours, IST
23 Addressing the Global Water Challenge Through Autonomous Irrigation

Prof. John Hornbuckle;  Prof. Joseph Foley; Er. Momir Vranes; Er. Bryan Ward; and Er. Erik Schmidt, and (6) Secretary General Ashwin B. Pandya

IAL / ICID 29th October 2020
22 Dam and Network Safety Assurance Presented by Industry Stalwarts ICID and AF Academy  10 September 2020

Water Management in Saline Agriculture

Er. Felix B. Reinders, Mr. Jean Boroto, Dr. Marco Arcieri, Dr. R. Ragab, Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, and Dr. Mohamed Wahba International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and International Center for Bio-Saline Agriculture (ICBA) 1 July 2020
20 Agricultural Water Management Strategies In Changing Situation Eng. Felix Britz Reinders, President, ICID, Mr U.P. Singh, Secretary, (D/o WR, RD and GR)


24 June 2020
19 Role of Safety Standards and Land Subsidence in Sustainable Development and Management of Flood Prone Areas Prof. em. Bart Schultz, The Netherlands & President Hon. ICID Land and Water Development IHE-Delft, The Netherlands 19 May 2020
18 Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) Dr. TB.S. Rajput, India ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute 28-Feb-20
17 Advanced Micro-irrigation Technology Prof. Yaohu Kang Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China 29-Jul-19
16 Trends in Sustainable Agriculture Eng. Felix Reinders International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) 19-Mar-19
15 Crop Water Productivity in Afghanistan Er. Najumuddin Ministry Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, Afghanistan 28-Feb-19
14 Open Source Geo-Spatial Tools and Mobile Device for Canal Network Digitization Er. Paavan Kumar Reddy Gollapalli Department of Irrigation & Command Area Development, Government of Telangana, India 14-Dec-18
13 Smart technology to reduce energy consumption for water spreading and pipe production in hose reel sprinkler irrigation Dr. Graziano Ghinassi; Sergio Sacchini Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF), University of Florence, Italy; Expert Assistant (Italy) 05-Dec-18
12 Water and Heritage Henk van Schaik; Tino Mager ICOMOS Netherlands; TU Delft/Centre for Global Heritage and Development 14-Nov-18
11 Negotiations for Resolution of Transboundary Water Conflicts Hon Karlene Maywald ICE WaRM (International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management), Australia 01-Aug-18
10 Seamless Climate Service and Downscaling for Climate Change Adaptation Dr. Jaepil CHO APEC Climate Centre 05-Jul-18
9 Using System Rice Intensification to Increase Water Productivity in Nile Delta, Egypt Dr. Arnulfo Gonzalez-Meza; Ms. Sabah Khalifa Cultural Affairs- Middle East and North Africa (ICA-MENA), Egypt 13-Jun-18
8 Save Irrigation Water Using the Innovative Machine of Soil and Water Management for Rice Crop Cultivation (SWMR) Dr. Mohamed E. El-Hagarey Desert Research Center (DRC), Egypt 03-Apr-18
7 Water Accounting Dr.Yasir A. Mohamed UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands 05-Sep-17
6 Seminario web sobre El Marco de Contabilidad de Agua WA+ para la Gestión de Recursos Hídricos Dr. Gonzalo E. Espinoza IHE Delft, Netherlands 25-Jul-17
5 National Water Account: Australian Experience Dr Amgad Elmahdi Head of Water Resources Section, Australia 18-Jul-17
4 Planning for Irrigation Modernization – The MASSCOTE Approach Dr. Robina Wahaj Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pakistan 05-Jul-17
3 Practical Benchmarking for Improving Performance of  Irrigation and Drainage Schemes Dr. Martin Burton Independent Consultant (UK) 07-Jun-17
2 Water Accounting and Audit Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) 03-Apr-17
1 Water Use Efficiency Er. Felix Reinders; Dr. Chris Perry International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID); Independent Consultant (UK) 01-Mar-17

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