About ICID


The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). ICID, through its network of professionals spread across more than a hundred countries, has facilitated sharing of experiences and transfer of water management technology for over half-a-century. ICID supports capacity development, stimulates research and innovation and strives to promote policies and programs to enhance sustainable development of irrigated agriculture through a comprehensive water management framework.

Mission and Purpose

The mission of ICID is to stimulate and promote the development and application of the arts, sciences and techniques of engineering, agriculture, economics, ecological and social sciences in managing water and land resources for irrigation, drainage, flood management, for achieving sustainable agriculture water management.

ICID is dedicated to enhance the world wide supply of food and fibre for all people believe that food security at various levels: global, national, local and household, and provision of assured livelihood starts with stable agricultural production. ICID encourages public private partnership in development and management of water resources.

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