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. 

1 Webinar on Application of Models in Water-Energy-Food Nexus Introduction: President Hon Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab; Speakers: Dr. Rajendra Singh, IIT Kharagpur, India, Dr Luxon Nhamo, South Africa, and Dr Alok K. Sikka, IWMI; Moderator: Vice President Hon. Dr. K. Yella Reddy, India This Webinar will bring together experts from Australia, India and, South Africa to share experience, and views on application of the Models in the implementation of the Water-Energy Food Nexus in Agriculture 11 April 2024 (Thursday), 15:30-17:30 Hours (IST)
5 Webinar on the Role of Women in Water Governance and Management Speakers: Dr. Narges Zohrabi, Director General of Research and Technology of the Islamic Azad University (IAU) (Khouzestan Science and Research Branch); Moderator: Dr. Fatemeh Karandish (IRNCID) Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRNCID) 28 December 2023 (Thursday), 04.00 hours (IST)
5 Webinar: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Strategies for Resilience and Sustainability

Speakers: Dr. Cheng-I Hsieh, National Taiwan University, and Dr. Yo-Jin Shiau, National Taiwan University; Moderator: Prof. Ray Shyan Wu, President, Chinese Taipei Committee (CTCID)

As part of the Working Group on Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE) 22 November 2023 (Wednesday), 13:00 hours (IST)
4 Webinar: Towards the Utilization of Agricultural Drainage Benefits for Facing the Future Challenges and Achieving Sustainability Speakers: PH Prof. Em. dr. ir. Bart Schultz (The Ntherlands); PH Prof. Chandra A. Madramootoo (Canada); VPH Dr. Willem F. Vlotman (Australia)
Moderator: VPH Dr. Mohamed Wahba (Egypt)
As part of CDTE-WG, AFRWG and WG-LDRG activities 29th September 2023 (Friday), 17:30-18:30 Hrs
3 74th ICID and INCID Foundation Day Celebrations on the Theme: Role of Modern Irrigation in Global Food Security

Welcome : Er. Ashwin B. Pandya, Secretary General, ICID
Address:  Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID 
Address : Prof. A.K. Gosain, IIT Delhi
Address: Chairman, INCID

ICID - INCID 26th June 2023 (Friday) 14:30-16:30 Hrs
2 Webinar on Empowerment and Capacity Development of Women in Water Resources Management

Ms. Hon. Karlene Maywald (Managing Director of Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd); Dr. Narges Zohrabi (Asstt. Prof., Dept. of Water Sciences and Engg., IAU , Ahvaz Branch. Executive member of the IRNCID  and the Head of IRPID-IRN); and Dr. Anthi Brouma (Deputy Regional Coordinator, Theme Leader on Water Governance, Sustainable Financing & Diversity (Gender, Youth) Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med))

International Research Program for Irrigation and Drainage-Iran Regional Node (IRPID-IRN), 
Iranian National Committee on Irrigation & Drainage (IRNCID), and ICID’s Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)
3 May 2023, 13:30 hours (IST)
1 Webinar on ‘Tsunami / Tidal Wave Protection in Japanese Case’ Dr. Hiroki Minakawa (japan), Dr. Takeo Tsuchihara (japan), and Dr. Katsushi Shirahata (japan) Watershed Management Group in institute for Rural Engineering, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

19 April 2023, 15:30 hours (IST)


Webinar on Low Land Development in Indonesia

Speakers: Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto (Indonesia), and President Hon. Prof. Em. Dr. Bart Schultz (Netherlands)
Panelists: VP Ir. Hisham Ghazali (Malaysia), and  Mr. Paavan Kumar Reddy (India)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia 22 December 2022 at 15:30 hours (IST)
12 Webinar on Advanced Micro irrigation Technology with Precision Water and Salt Management Moderataor: VPH Dr. Mohamed Wahba, Panelists: Prof. Yaohu Kang; Dr Evan W. Christen; and Dr. Faycel Chenini Chinese Academy of Sciences, AFRWG and ICID 25 August 2022, 14:30 Hours, Indian Standard Time
11 Webinar on Capacity Building in Agricultural Water Management is in ‘Intensive Care Unit’ – Can It Be Rejuvenated?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Vijay K Labhsetwar

Panelists: 1. Mr. Russel Rollason (Australia); 2. Eng. Pradeep Purandare (India); 3. PH Prof. Em. dr. ir. Bart Schultz Bart Schultz (The Netherlands); 4. VPH Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba

Organized by Working Group on Capacity Development, Training and Education (WG-CDTE)


20 July 2022, 15:30 Hours (IST)
10 Webinar on Innovative Coastal Protection on Mangrove Coast Ms. Ir. Nor Aslinda Awang, Dr. Ir. Lee Hin Lee, and Ir. Arman Mokhtar
Organized by Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA)
National Water Research Institute Malaysia, and Department of Irrigation & Drainage Malaysia

14 July 2022, 15:30 Hours (IST)

9 Webinar on Combining Farmer and Science-Based Knowledge Through the Virtual Irrigation Academy     29 June 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM IST
8 73rd ICID-INCID Foundation Day Celebration - Seminar on the theme: Role of Modern Irrigation in Global Food Security  Welcome: Shri Harish K. Varma, ED, ICID
Overview of ICID: Shri Ashwin B Pandya, SG, ICID
Address: Dr Ragab Ragab, President, ICID
Address: Dr R K Gupta, Chairman CWC and Chairman, INCID
Address: Shri Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, DoWR, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Vote of Thanks: Sh Rishi Srivastava, Director, INCID Secretariat and CWC
ICID - INCID 24th June 2022 (Friday) 10:00- 16:00 Hrs

Webinar on Impacts of Climate Change on Surface and Groundwater Resources Live Video and  Presentations: 1. Climate Change Impact on Surface and Groundwater Resources: Example from: The UK by Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID; 2. Assesses the impacts of climate change on groundwater resource use and availability in the Eocene Aquifer in Palestine by Dr. Muath Abu Sadah; 3. Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources in the Dibdibba Aquifer System (RICCAR); 4. Impact of Climate Change on the Beni Amir Aquifer, Tadla - Morocco by Prof., Dr, Eng. Abdelkader (LARABI); and 5. Overview of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in Africa and the Region by Dr. Marlene A. Tomaszkiewicz

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President ICID; 

Moderator: Mr. Ziad Khayat (ESCWA)

Speakers: Dr. Marlene Tomaszkiewicz (ESCWA); Dr. Abdelkader Larabi (LIMEN); Dr. Ihab Jnad (ACSAD); and Dr. Muath Abu Sadah (HEC).

Opening Remarks: Dr. Mohamed A. Shehata Wahba, VPH, ICID and Chairman - AFRWG

Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies, Climate Change and Natural Resources
Sustainability Cluster, (ESCWA),  Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR), The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD)


ICID African Young Water Professionals Forum (Af-YWPF),  23 June, 2022, 11:00-12:30 (UK BST, GMT+1)
6 Webinar on Combining Farmer and Science-Based Knowledge Through the Virtual Irrigation Academy    

2 June 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM IST

5 Webinar on Precise Land Reclamation as a Tool of Precision Agriculture

Speakers: (i) VPH Dr. Irene Bondarik; and (ii) Prof. Vitalii  V. Shabanov

Panelist: (i) Mr. Alehandr Soloshenkov; and (ii) Mr. Oleg A. Strijnikov

Department of Agricultural Reclamation; Department for Organization and Support of R&D Moscow; Department of Ecosystem Water Use.

Department on Ecosystem Water Management and Economy.

16 March 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours Indian Standard Time (IST)  
4 Tea Time Talk on the topic Sustainable Irrigation Development: A Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Perspective Achieving More Crop Per Drop Per Joule Per Hectare Under Climate Change Presenter: Dr. Tafadzwanashe MabhaudhiSenior Researcher Agricultural Water Management International Water Management Institute (IWMI), South Africa 15 March at 17:00 hrs (UK time)
3 Webinar on Integrated Water on  Resources Management in Large River Basins Based on Simulation Modeling and Optimization Methods

Panelists: Buber Alexander L.; Buber Alina A., PhD of Engg. Sciences; Buber Vladimir B., PhD of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 

Speaker: Bondarik Irina G., VPH ICID, PhD Geology Science.

Reclamation and Water Management Complex Department of the All-Russia Research Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation (VNIIGIM), Moscow, Russia

16 February 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours Indian Standard Time (IST)


Webinar on 'Updates and Advances to the FAO56 Crop Water Requirements Methods'


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab, President, ICID

Speakers: Prof. Em. Dr. Luis Santos Pereira; Dr. Richard G. Allen; Dr. Paula Paredes; Dr. Ramón López-Urrea; and Prof. Nebo Jovanovic.

Fellow Principal Hydrologist and Water Resources Management Specialist at UK Centre for Hydrology, Wallingford

Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon, etc.

15 February 2022, 15:30 - 17:30 Hours Indian Standard Time +5:30 UTC


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)&a