18th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme : Food Production Under Conditions of Water Scarcity, Increasing Population and Environmental Pressures
Question 51: Integration and management of irrigation, drainage and flood control Question 50: Food production, poverty alleviation and environmental challenges as influenced by limited water resources and population growth
11-19 September 1999
17th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme : Water for Agriculture in the next millennium
Question 49: Rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage systems.
Question 48: Irrigation under conditions of water scarcity
Cairo, Egypt 15-22 September 1996
16th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme : Sustainability of irrigated agriculture
Question 47: Irrigation planning and management: Measures in harmony with the environment. Question 46: Farmers' participation towards sustainable irrigated agriculture.
The Hague, Netherlands 04-11 September 1993
15th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme : Water management in the next century
Question 45: Irrigation and drainage systems management - institutional and financial interrelationships. Question 44: Planning and design of irrigation and drainage systems.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
30 April-04 May 1990
14th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 43: The role of irrigation in mitigating the effects of drought. Question 42: The influence of irrigation and drainage on the environment with particular emphasis on impact on the quality of surface and ground waters.
21-26 September 1987
13th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Theme : Improving water management in developing countries
Question 41: Improving water management through training. Question 40: Rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage projects for improving water management.
Fort Collins, USA
28 May- 02 June 1984
12th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 39: Irrigation and drainage of problems soils. Question 38: Water management factors.
31 August 06 September 1981
11th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 37: Flood control in relation to land use planning and water management. Question 36: Improvement and modernization of existing irrigation and drainage systems.
24 May-04 June 1978
10th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 35: Operation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems (Organization, maintenance equipment, operation, etc.). Question 34: Lateral subsurface drainage techniques and drainage construction methods.
Question 33: Economic evaluation of irrigation projects - studies developed and case studies of economic and environmental effects.
28 July-02 August 1975
9th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 32: Comparison of advanced methods of irrigation including development of irrigation by pumping. Question 31: Planning of development of ground water for irrigation.
8th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 29: Factors affecting river training, and flood plain regulation (including flood zoning). Question 28: Recent and promising developments including mechanization of operations in the field of irrigation and drainage.
Question 27: Field irrigation and drainage in deltaic, coastal and low-lying areas.
Mexico City, Mexico
9-19 April 1969
7th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 26: Development of new irrigable and drained areas - procedures and policies. Question 25: Methods and economics of operation and maintenance of drainage systems in agricultural areas. Question 24: Hydraulic structures on small channels. Question 23: Water requirements of crops.
New Delhi, India
4-13 January 1966
6th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 22: Integrated operation of reservoirs for irrigation, flood control and other purposes. Question 21: Development of deltaic areas. Question 20: Sediment in irrigation and drainage channels. Question 19: Reclamation of saline lands under irrigation.
14-21 May 1963
5th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 18: Flood prevention and control by surface and subsurface retention or spreading. Question 17: Control of water table in drained lands - prevention of overdrainage. Question 16: Efficiency of water distribution and use on the land. Question 15: Economics and financing of irrigation, and flood control works.
29 May - 04 June 1960
4th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 14: Use of longitudinal embankments or levees as flood protection measures. Question 13: Tolerance of plants to minerals in solution in irrigation water and in soil. Question 12: Sprinkler irrigation and comparison with other methods of irrigation. Question 11: Reclamation of waterlogged and marshy lands.
San Francisco, USA
30 April -06 May 1957
3th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 10: Interrelation between irrigation and drainage.
Question 9: Hydraulic structures on irrigation and drainage systems.
Question 8: Soil and water relationship in irrigation.
Question 7: Canal lining
12-17 April 1954
2nd International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 6: Ground Water : Its use for irrigation, safe yield from a unit area or basin, artificial recharge of supply and planned utilization of underground reservoirs. Question 5: The maintenance of irrigation and drainage channels with special reference to weed control. Question 4: Behavior of subsoil water table under a system of irrigation and/or drainage. Question 3: The problem of freeboard in irrigation channels.
11-16 January 1951
1st International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage
Question 2: Present-day problems in irrigation and drainage. Question 1: National review of irrigation development and practice.
Special Sessions held during ICID congresses
Topics / Themes
Modernization of Water Management Schemes
Implication of Global Changes on Irrigation and Drainage System Development and Management
Legal and institutional challenges
Research and development in irrigation, drainage and flood control
Sustainable use of poor quality water
The future of irrigation under increased demand from competitive uses of water and greater needs for food supply
Irrigation and drainage competition for water
Socio-economic and technological impacts of mechanized irrigation systems
The role and integration of irrigation, drainage and flood control projects in the national development plans of developing countries
Impact of the energy crisis on irrigation and drainage
Methods of post-project evaluation : Achievements and remedial measures
Mass transfer of water over long distances for regional development and its effects on the human environment
Environmental control for irrigation, drainage and flood control projects
Essential measures for introduction and development of irrigation and drainage schemes in developing countries
Essential elements necessary for successful irrigated agriculture
New and promising developments in the field of irrigation, drainage and flood control
Symposia's held during ICID congresses
Topics / Themes
Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Water Resources
Integrated Water Management in the River Basin Context
Water quality/salinity management
Private sector participation in irrigation and drainage
Irrigated agriculture - Constraints, future role and crop diversification
Management information systems in irrigation and drainage
The impact of real time information on system management
Real-time scheduling of water deliveries
Designing and operating irrigation systems, particularly on-farm systems, having insufficient capacity to meet peak water requirements in semi-arid regions, with emphasis on economics
New developments in the protection of irrigation/drainage and flood control structures on
Principles of designing control systems for water resources and irrigation using modern techniques
Development of techniques to recharge subterranean aquifers to conserve surplus river flows
Introduction of automatic facilities for the needs of collecting and processing of information, planning and managing in the fields of irrigation and drainage
Water resources system planning with special reference to irrigation, drainage and flood control
The application of computers in the analysis of various problems relating to irrigation and drainage systems