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The ICID Congress is a triennial event held in one of its member countries and gathers professionals in water resources from around the world to deliberate on global issues of thematic, generic and time relevant interests related to irrigation, drainage and flood control. The Congress main objectives are to:

  • Raise the awareness of the public and decision-makers of major water related issues;
  • Exchange knowledge and information on topics related to the two Questions to be addressed at the Congress;
  • Provide a forum to address these issues; (Questions and Topics)


Tehran Congress



During the annual meeting of ICID held in Sacramento, USA, in 2007, the Islamic Republic of Iran officially proposed to host the 21st Congress on Irrigation and Drainage as well as the 62nd International Executive Council Meeting of ICID in 2011 which was gladly approved by ICID members. The topic selected for the congress is Water Productivity towards Food Security. During the Congress, papers are presented and discussed for two Questions, a Special Session, a Symposium, Seminar and certain Workshops. The topics for the two Questions, Special Session, Symposium and Seminar are:

Congress Theme: 

Water Productivity towards Food Security

Question 56: Water and Land Productivity Challenges

56-1:   Water and Land Productivity; Concepts, Indices and Targets

56-2:   Innovations and Technologies and Best Practice for Sustaining and/ or Increasing Water and Land Productivity

56-3:   Productivity of Low Quality Waters for Irrigation Uses

56-4:   Improving Crop Water Productivity under Stressed Environment

56-5:   Irrigation and Drainage Management Improvement

Question 57: Water Management in Rainfed Agriculture

57-1:   Drainage and Flood Management in Rainfed Farming

57-2:   Water Harvesting and Conservation

57-3:   Supplementary Irrigation

57-4:   Rainfed Farm Management

Symposium: Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Water Resources

Special Session: Modernization of Agricultural Water Management Schemes

Seminar: Possibilities of Traditional Methods in Modern Water Management Systems


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