The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is a leading scientific, technical, international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. ICID is a professional network of experts from across the world in the field of irrigation, drainage, and flood management. The main mission is to promote ‘Sustainable agriculture water management’ to achieve ‘Water secure world free of poverty and hunger through sustainable rural development’.
ICID is a knowledge sharing platform dedicated to issues that covers the entire spectrum of agricultural water management practices ranging from rainfed agriculture to supplemental irrigation, land drainage, deficit irrigation to full irrigation, etc. In addition, drainage of agricultural lands forms the core theme of commission’s activities. Floods and drought; the two extremes of increasingly variable climate as a result of potential climate change, also form the focus of activities.
Water secure World, free of poverty and hunger achieved through sustainable rural development”.
To work together towards sustainable agriculture water management through inter-disciplinary approaches to economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound irrigation, drainage and flood management.
In order to fulfill the mission and realise the Vision 2030, ICID has set the following six organizational goals:
1. Enable Higher Crop Productivity with Less Water and Energy
2. Facilitate Exchange of Information, Knowledge and Technology
3. Encourage Research and Support Development of Tools to Extend Innovation into Field Practices
4. Be a Catalyst for a Change in Policies and Practices
5. Enable Cross-Disciplinary and Inter-Sectoral Engagement
6. Facilitate Capacity Development