International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)

Commission internationale des irrigations et du drainage (CIID)
Comisión Internacional de la Irrigación y el Saneamiento

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1950-06-24 Delhi India


Founded 24 Jun 1950, Delhi (India), on adoption of a provisional constitution and with the title International Commission on Irrigation and Canals -- Commission internationale des irrigations et des canaux. Constitution and current title adopted 12 Jan 1951, Delhi. Scope widened, 1957, to include flood control and river training. By-laws adopted 11-12 Apr 1969, Mexico City (Mexico). Current constitution and by-laws incorporate all amendments made by the International Executive Council from time to time, including those adopted by its 44th meeting, Sep 1983, The Hague (Netherlands). Registered under the Government of India Societies Registration Act XXV of 1860.


Promote sustainable agriculture water management to achieve water secure world, free of poverty and hunger through sustainable rural development; stimulate and promote development and application of engineering, agriculture, economics, ecology, and social science to the management of water and land resources for irrigation, drainage and flood control, and river training, and/or for research in a more comprehensive manner adopting up-to-date techniques.


2027-01 | Beijing, China – World Irrigation Forum
2025-09-07 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – World Irrigation Forum

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GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 13: Climate Action



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