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ABOUT ICID

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

  • Identify sustainable management options of lowland, watershed, as well as sustainable development and management of water and land resources in tidal areas;
  • To raise awareness of the increasing risk on tidal areas due to global climate change, stimulate discussion on impacts and mitigation, and find a balance between the preservation and development of tidal areas;
  • 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;
  • To review the progression of natural wetland conservation and constructed wetland development in tidal areas;
  • To join the international dialogue and organize international conferences to promote land and water management in tidal areas as well as evaluate the feasibility of tidal energy exploitation under global climate change; and
  • 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
1
Dr. Ruey-Chy Kao  Chinese Taipei (2007) Chair  (2011)
2
Ir. Henk P. Ritzema  Netherlands (2002) Vice Chair (2009)
3
Dr. Hajime Tanji  Japan Secretary (2013)
4
Dr. (Ms) Hsiao-Weng Wang  Chinese Taipei Young Professional (2010) 
5
Prof. Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto  Indonesia -2011
6
Prof. Zhang Zhanyu  China -2012
7
Ir. Hj. Nor Hisham bin Mohd Ghazali  Malaysia -2012
8
Dr. Jeongryeol Jang  Korea -2014
9
Mr. Anuj Kanwal India -2016
10
Eng. L.S. Sooriyabandara Sri Lanka Provisional Member (2016)
11
Eng. Ibrahim Abbas Dawood (Young Professional) Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
12
Eng. Ghanim Hameed Hassan Alhashimi  Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
13
Dr. Jo Jin Hoon  Korea Permanent Observer
14
Dr. Daeou Eo Korea Permanent Observer
15
Mr. Robiyanto Hendro Susanto  Indonesia Permanent Observer
16
Mr. Harry Denecke (FAO)   Permanent Observer
17
Secretary General, ICID India  

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

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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