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]
Established : 1992
To describe the economic, social and environmental aspects of water resources projects which help provide food and fibre to mankind through irrigation; to identify the audiences and their interests, and suggest the appropriate type of communication and who should carry it out; to encourage National Committees to adopt a proactive role in communicating the role of water resources projects in serving mankind; and to encourage the use of communications specialists to ensure that the ICID public relations effort is effective.
General management tasks - Development of concept of ICID publication series; set procedure for approval of publications; identification of (inter) national publishers and setting up of cooperative arrangements; marketing and pricing; and cooperation with publishers and National Committees for sale of publications.
Editorial management tasks - Monitoring of and liaison with authors and editors on proposed and approved manuscripts; classification of proposed manuscripts for the relevant ICID services; calculation of prices and costs; fixing number of copies of books; public relations for publications, recommendations on subsequent publications of ICID.
of ICID Task Force for Least Developed Countries in Asia
Members: (1) VPH Larry D. Stephens, Chairman (USA, 1991); (2) President Hon. Bart Schultz (The Netherlands, 2009); (3) Ms. Anne Currey (Australia, 1998); (4) Dr. Yingduo Yu (China, 2012); (5) Mr. C.P. Arora, Direct Member (India, 2014); (6) Mr. Satit Maneepai, Observer (Thailand); and (7) Secretary General, ICID.