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

Floods are important components of the natural hydrological regime. They are a major source of water; they flush pollutants and sediment from river networks. It is also natural for rivers to overtop their banks with greater or lesser frequency and occupy their flood plains. As a result, floods can cause property damage and bring death and injury to many communities. While there is no evidence as yet that the frequency or magnitude of flooding has increased world-wide, flood-prone areas are becoming increasingly more densely populated and thus more vulnerable. Consequently, a series of major flood disasters has occurred in recent years, with death and destruction being caused by such events in every continent..

“The task is not just to preserve water resources to sustain life, but also to reduce the capacity of water to take life away. …we can and must reduce the number and impact of disasters by building sustainable communities that have the long-term capacity to live with risk.”

--Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General (8 October 2003)



(a) To motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their National Working Groups,

(b)To provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on adaptive flood management;

(c) To promote inter-disciplinary exchange of information, knowledge, and experience, as well as networking on the topic for proper understanding of the technological developments in the subject;

(d) To organize seminars at ICID Congresses and meeting to enhance deeper understanding of adaptation to floods and coping with floods including community participation with focus on impact of floods on agriculture water management;

(e) To prepare a paper on “Adaptive Flood Management” for publication in Irrigation and Drainage (IRD), and 

(f) To finalize a book on ‘Adaptive Flood Management

Established : 2018

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This video was recorded by Chairman, Vice President Hon. Dr. Kamran Emami for the 73rd International Executive Council Meeting held at Adelaide, Australia, October 2022.


Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Dr. Kamran Emami kk************* Iran Chair
2 Ms. Sahar Norouzi sa************* Iran Secretary
3 Dr. Abdelilah Taky ta************* Morocco Member
4 Mr. Abdullahi Hassan Hussein - Young Professional ca************* Somalia Member
5 Mr. Ahmad Bin Dakur ah************* Malaysia Member
6 Dr. Akie MUKAI mu************* Japan Member
7 Mr. Arthon Suttigarn as************* Thailand Member
8 Mr. Duan Cheng me************* China Member
9 Eng. (Ms.) Hind Massoud Hamed Elneel hi************* Sudan Member
10 Dr. Hiroki Minakawa hi************* Japan Member
11 Dr. Maheswor Shrestha ma************* Nepal Member
12 Mr. Marcel Marchand Ma************* Netherlands Member
13 Mr. Maurice Roos mr************* USA Member
14 Dr. Ming-Che Hui mc************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
15 Mr. Olli Matti Verta ol************* Finland Member
16 Mr. R.K. Agarwal rk************* India Member
17 Dr. (Ms.) Rozalija Cvejic Ro************* Slovenia Member
18 Engr. Syed Mahmood-ul-Hassan mu************* Pakistan Member
19 Er. Tóth Tamás to************* Hungary Member
20 Dr. Zhong-Kai Feng zh************* China Member
21 Dr. Hi Lu hi************* China Provisional Member
22 Ir. Hj. Mohd   Azmi bin Ismail az************* Malaysia Provisional Member
23 Er. Mehmet Akif Kaygusuz me************* Turkey Provisional Member
24 Engr. Muhammad Ejaz Tanveer en************* Pakistan Provisional Member
25 Er. Muhammet Bahattin Avcuoglu Ba************* Turkey Provisional Member
26 Ir. Zhu Haidong zh************* China Provisional Member





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