International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

Dr. Saeed Nairizi is the new President of ICID

22nd Congress

Dr. Saeed Nairizi, the one- time agriculture extension worker and now the Chairman & Managing Director of TOOSSAB Consulting Engineers, is the 23rd President of ICID. Elected by representatives of the National Committees from 60 countries at its 65th meeting of ICID Executive Council held in Gwangju, South Korea, Dr. Nairizi has an illustrious career spanning over 45 years in irrigation, drainage and water-related activities, and is considered to be an authoritative voice in all civil engineering aspects related to water sector.

Dr. Nairizi’s association with ICID has been a long and fruitful one where he has been a member and chair of ICID’s technical workbodies dealing with use of poor quality water for irrigation, irrigated agriculture under drought and water scarcity, etc. Dr. Nairizi, who was elected as ICID’s Vice President for the term 2001-2004, has been chairing ICID’s Permanent Finance Committee till recently which resulted in revolutionary changes such as opening up of ICID membership to private sector companies and individuals. [More....]

The Executive Council also elected three new Vice Presidents for a period of three years.



Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba (Egypt)

Er. A.B. Pandya

Dr. Ding Kunlun

Er. A.B. Pandya

Mr. Bong Hoon Lee

Bidding farewell to the outgoing President Dr. Gao Zhanyi, the Council profusely thanked him for his dynamic leadership and guiding a number of new initiatives.


In recognition of implementing a number of reforms in the working of the ICID Central Office, successfully implementing the new initiatives, and putting down a number of processes making use of latest technology, Er. Avinash C Tyagi, was re-appointed as Secretary General for an unprecedented four year term as an exceptional case.


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