The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India.

The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques. [For more information contact http://www.icid.org]




3rd Best Performing Workbody Award (BPWA)

Best Workbody Award, 2011

Won the 3rd Best Performing Workbody Award (BPWA) for its contribution towards the mandate and mission of ICID. The Award was presented to Dr. Park Sang Hyun (Korea), Chairman, WG-SDTA by the President Chandra Madramootoo on the occasion of the 62nd IEC and 21st ICID Congress held at Tehran, Iran, October 2011.

Estd : 2011

Mandate: (a) To understand the existing and potential challenges and opportunities of tidal areas for now and the future by figuring out underlying issues; (b) To raise awareness of the increasing risk on tidal areas due to global climate change and stimulate interdisciplinary discussions on impacts, mitigation, and adaptatio; (c) To enhance survey, design techniques, and monitoring and management programs for the irrigation and drainage facilities, and apply to collect information about the tidal area environment around the world; (d) To identify sustainable development and management options in tidal areas, and find a balance between the conservation and development of tidal areas with acknowledgement of ecosystem services; (e) To join the international dialogues and organize international conferences and short courses to promote interdisciplinary and participatory land and water planning and management in tidal areas;and (f) To collaborate with other related working groups actively, and to exchange relevant experiences amongst NCs and support for developing, and least developed countries.

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Name Country Membership
Dr. Ruey-Chy Kao  Chinese Taipei (2007) Chair  (2011)
Ir. Henk P. Ritzema  Netherlands Vice Chair
Ir. Hj. Nor Hisham Bin Mohd Ghazali  Malaysia  Secretary 
Dr. (Ms) Hsiao-Weng Wang  Chinese Taipei Young Professional 
Prof. Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto  Indonesia Member 
Prof. Zhang Zhanyu  China Member 
Dr. Jeongryeol Jang  Korea Member 
Mr. Anuj Kanwal India Member 
Eng. Elaraby Mohamed Gomaa Elkashawy  Egypt  Provisional Member 
Prof. Dr. Hossam Refaat  Egypt  Provisional Member
Dr. lkuo Yoshinaga  Japan  Member 
Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar India  Member 
13 Mr. Paavan Kuamr Reddy, Young Professional India  Member  
14 Dr. Jo Jin Hoon  Korea Permanent Observer
15 Dr. Daeou Eo Korea Permanent Observer
16 Mr. Robiyanto Hendro Susanto  Indonesia Permanent Observer
Mr. Harry Denecke (FAO)   Permanent Observer

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The Working Group on Sustainable Development of Tidal Areas (WG-SDTA) was launched in 2001 during Seoul IEC Meeting based on the activities of the Task Force on “Environmentally Sustainable Options of Tidal Lands and Estuaries" which was constituted by the Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG) during the pre-Council meetings at 51st IEC Meeting at Cape Town in October 2000.

Established : 2011

Completion of the Mandate : 2016 (The WG-SDTA was first established in 2001 and completed its mandate in 2011 by publising the Hand Book on SDTA. The details of the activities during 2001-2011 can be accessed at http://wg-sdta.icidonline.org/sub_bpwa.pdf

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