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World Irrigation Forum (WIF)

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.
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WIF2 Background Papers: 

Sub-Theme 1, Sub-Theme 2, and, Sub-Theme 3

Launch of New Website!

To match the requirement of the 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) & 67th International Executive Council (IEC) meeting, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 6-12 November 2016, host Thai National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (THAICID) informed ICID Central Office about the launch of new WIF2 website. As per the highlights, the website has been redesigned to improve user friendliness and appeal. In addition to the changed design and layout of the pages, new functions such as online registration, Visa information, etc. have been included in this version.


The Second World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) will be hosted at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 6-12 November 2016 on the theme “Water management in a changing World: Role of Irrigation for Sustainable Food Production” with the following sub-themes: (i) Key actors in balancing water, food, energy and ecology; (ii) Management of climatic extremes with focus on floods and droughts; and (iii) Key and smart actions to alleviate hunger and poverty through irrigation and drainage.


WIF2 will provide a special opportunity for corporates, where they can promote their products and services. This will be the largest business event relating to agriculture, water, and the environment. This mega event will also provide an opportunity to experience the newest skills and products simultaneously, and also allow in exchanging of information from worldwide experts in these important fields.

For more information, please

visit :http://www.worldirrigationforum.net

First World Irrigation Forum (WIF1), 29 September - 3 October 2013, Mardin, Turkey

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