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3rd World Irrigation Forum & 70th IEC Meeting
September 1 - September 7
The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policy makers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers. It provide a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change.
ICID provides a unique platform for multi-stakeholder in World Irrigation Forum (WIF) for sharing and learning by engaging in issues of interest at global level. WIF also gathers a wide range of experts from various fields to discuss important issues highlighted.
The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes multi- disciplinary discussions towards sustainable solution to water management in agriculture through:
•Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations and technologies;
•Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals;
•Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national / international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and
•Advocacy for political commitments.
The International Executive Council (IEC), the highest decision-making body of ICID, is vested with the management of the affairs of ICID. IEC meets every year to transact business of administrative and technical in nature. All technical workbodies of ICID meet prior to the Council meeting and these meetings are termed as Pre-Council meetings.
Annual IEC meeting is always preceded by the annual meeting of various technical working group/ task teams, and meetings of various workbodies such as PCSO, PCTA, PFC etc.
IEC related meetings are also preceded by ICID triennial Congresses, newly conceptualized World Irrigation Forums, and Regional Conferences in a three-year cycle. This dual purpose approach while on one side helps ICID meet its objectives, it also provides opportunity to address specific global technical issues, regional issues and provides platform to interact with its stakeholders and have a better outreach to disseminate its messages and achieve its mission and goals.