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Collaboration with UN and other International Organizations

ICID is one of the partners of UN-Water and has close affiliation/ liaison with the other UN Agencies like FAO, IFAD, UNEP, UNESCO, WHO, WMO, and with international organizations like Arab Water Council, EurAgEng, GWP, ICOLD, IGS, IHA, IUCN, IWRA, IWMI, ISO, WWC, ADB, World Bank, etc. ICID effectively contributes to various global dialogues and initiatives such as the World Water Fora, World Water Development Reports etc. ICID Central Office also functions as the Secretariat to the International Water-Related Associations’ Liaison Committee (IWALC), a group of 13 International Water Organisations.


Capacity Development/ Study Projects

ICID, for more than sixty two years has been engaged in the compilation and dissemination of knowledge, best practices and transfer of agriculture water management technology. It recognizes a gap between the research and its application in the field and therefore seeks enhanced support not only for research and development but also for capacity building and improved extension services in the dissemination of technology/information/ knowledge among all stakeholders, especially farmers.


Research and Technology Transfer Program in Irrigation and Drainage (RTTP)

A program for enhancing research and technology that replaces erstwhile IPTRID (hosted by FAO) and also to invigorate research in irrigation and drainage was launched by ICID in 2010. The main objective of the new initiative is to foster a conductive policy environment for increasing research and development, technology transfer, capacity building and networking needs of members; support uptake of advanced techniques appropriate to local conditions in developing countries; enhancing members’ research impacts by increasing coherence, convergence and concerted efforts and fostering innovation; and support capacity development activities.


So far, two Regional Nodes by Chinese National Committee (CNCID) and Iranian National Committee (IRNCID) have been established.