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PAST OFFICE BEARERS

The Office-Bearers of ICID shall be one President, nine VicePresidents and one Secretary General. President and Vice Presidents are elected for three years tenure.

 

 

VICE PRESIDENTS HONORAIRE

 

1 61 121
2 62 122
3 63 123
4 64 124
5 65 125
6 66 126
7 67 127

Prof. Soon-kuk Kwu

8 68 128
9 69 129
10 70 130

Dr. Shigetaka Taniyama

11 71 131
12 72 132
13 73 133

Prof. Cai Lingen

14 74 134
15 75 135
16 76 136

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77 137
18 78 138
19 79 139
20 80 140
21 81 141
22 82 142
23 83 143
24 84 144
25 85 145
26 86 146
27 87 147
28 88 147
29 89 149
30 90 150
31 91 151
32 92 152
33 93 153
34 94 154
35 95 155
36 96 156
37 97 157
38 98 158
39 99 159
40 100 160
41 101 161
42 102 162
43 103 163 Mr. Laurie C. Tollefson (2012-15)
44 104 164 Dr. Hüseyin GŰNDOĞDU (2012-15)
45 105 165 Mr. François BRELLE (2012-15)
46 106 166 Dr. Ir. Basuki Hadimoeljono (2013-16)
47 107 167 Mr. Kadhim Mohsin Ahmed (2013-16)
48 108 168 Er. A.B. Pandya (2013-16)
49 109 169 Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba (2014-17)
50 110 170 Dr. Ding Kunlun (2014-17)
51 111 171 Mr. Bong Hoon Lee (2014-17)
52 112    
53 113    
54 114    
55 115    
56 116    
57 117    
58 118    
59 119    
60 120    

* Also elected as President

 

Mr. S.H.A. Begemann , Netherlands (1950-1953)

 

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Mr. S.H.A. Begemann, born in 1884, graduate of Delft Technological University in 1907, a civil engineer, went to Indonesia in 1909. In the service of Civil Public Works Department till 1934, most of his career was devoted to irrigation, drainage and water management projects and problems, and to water conservation. He was involved in the building of three of the first reservoir dams for irrigation in Indonesia, including a hydraulic fill dam. Already as early as the nineteen-twenties, he paid special attention to water distribution and management in which, he had at heart, the interest of the small peasants. The importance of this aspect was later to be recognized by the development of specialists in "extension services". It was largely part to his increasing efforts that in not many other countries water distribution was carried out with so much care as in Mid-Java, the area of his charge. In view of the importance thereof he developed several accurate measuring devices with little head loss and automatic gates. The importance he attached to scientific research was demonstrated by his relentless efforts to develop a hydraulic laboratory and his study and publication on the application of stastical methods of hydrological data. After serving in an advisory capacity on several overseas projects, he became professor at Delft University, from 1938 till 1954, to teach irrigation at first, and later also hydro-electrics. In this assignment he was an active supporter of the ICID, which he served in several functions. In 1933 he was awarded the distinction of Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau.

 

Mr. Walter E. Blomgren , USA (1953-1957)


1Mr. Water E. Blogren was the first Chairman of US National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, a former Vice-President of the Commission's Executive Council, and a member of the US National Committee on Large Dam - World Power Conference. When he retired in 1955, he was the Assistant Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Reclamation. During his career, he gained national recognition as an authority on water development engineering, especially in irrigation and drainage. His work included virtually every phase of investigations, project planning, and design of irrigation developments in the Western United States. He began his career by working during summer vacations, and joined the Bureau after graduation from college in 1914. His early work with the Bureau included directing canal and drain surveys, canal design, and drainage investigations. By 1920 he had reached the position of a division engineer in charge of construction. From 1920 to 1929 he worked for a consulting engineer, and for the Office of Indian Affairs. Rejoining the Bureau in 1929, he worked on preparing final plans for Hoover Dam. From 1935 to 1943 he headed the Central Designs and Estimates Group responsible for preparing preliminary designs, estimates, and reports on many Bureau dams and powerplants. In 1944 he was Regional Engineer in charge of design and construction for Region 7. In 1947 he was appointed Assistant Regional Director, and on September 19, 1949, he was appointed Assistant Chief Engineer of the Bureau. He was Vice-President ICID from 1953 to 1957.

 

Dr. Kanwar Sain , India (1954-1957)


1Born at Tohana (District Hissar) on January 2,1899. Dr. Kanwar Sain , was educated at D.A.V. College, Lahore and Thomson College of Civil Engineering, Roorkee. During his span of 80 years Dr. Kanwar Sain won great honours, including O.B.E., and Padma Bhushan. He was offered the Order of the Elephant by the Government of Thailand, but could not accept it, as he was serving with the United Nations. He was elected as President of Central Board of Irrigation and Power in 1953, Vice President of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 1954 and President of Institute of Engineers India in 1956. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership by the American Society of Civil Engineers and Honorary Life Fellowship by the Institution of Engineers India. His own alma mater, the University of Roorkee, conferred on him the Honorary Doocrate of Engineering. For nearly half a century, the name of Dr. Kanwar Sain has been a byword for river projects and development of water resources both in India and abroad. He was closely connected with major projects-from the Damodar Valley to the Rajasthan Canal, from Hirakud Dam, to the Narmada Project. Besides, he contributed his utmost in design and building up the Central Water and power Commission Dr. Sain's passionate involvement with his work - especially in saving Dibrugarh from floods and during the mishap at the Bhakra Dam, endeared him to his colleagues, both in India and abroad. His greatest achievement was his association with the Mekong Development Project for nine years as an UN expert. He has also been associated with the preparation of a Master Plan for the Development of the Narmada River.

 

Sir Ronald East , Australia (1959-1962)

 

1Sir Ronald East, Born on 17 June 1899 in Australia, Educated on scholarships at Scotch College, Melbourneand at the Melbourne University from which he graduated as Bechelor of Civil Engineering in 1922 and Master of Civil Engineering in 1927. Sir Ronald East was awarded (i) Kernot Memorial Medal (University of Melbourne) 1949 (ii) Peter Nicol Russel Memorial Medal (Institution of Engineers, Australia) 1957 (iii) Sir James Barrett Award (Town and Century Planning Associatioin) 1960 (iv) Cooper's Hill Mar Memorial Medal and Premium and Telford Premium (Institution of Civil Engineers) 1932. He was Commissioner, representing State of Victoria, River Murrey Commission 1936-65; Chairman, State River and Water Supply Commission of Victoria 1936-65; President Institution of Engineers, Australia 1952-53; Member of the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1960-61 and Vice President, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 1959-62.

 

Prof. A.N. Ascochensky , USSR (1960-1963)

 

1Prof. Ascochensky was born in 1898 and graduated in 1925 in Hydro-technique from the Leningrad Institution of Railways. After graduation he worked in Central Asia as a Hydro-technical Engineer up to 1950. He was connected with research planning, design and construction of irrigation canals, irrigation works and hydro-electric stations. Simulteneously with these duties he also worked as Prof. In Tashkent Research Institute. He was elected as member of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences in 1943 and was Vice President of the Academy in 1947. Prof. Ascochensky joined the Ministry of Agriculture in 1950 in Moscow and worked there as Deputy Minister upto 1957. As Deputy Minister of Agriculture, he was overall incharge of irrigation and drainage development in the whole of Soviet Union. In 1956 he was elected a member of the Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences. In 1957, he left Ministry of Agriculture and joined the Academy of Agricultural Sciences as head of the department of irrigation and drainage, where he worked for a long time. He was also elected as a member of the Presidium of the Agriculture Sciences. Prof. Ascochensky remained President of the USSR National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, and Vice President of IEC.

 

Dr. M.A. Hamid, Pakistan (1961-1964)


1Dr. Hamid started his engineering career in the Punjab Irrigation Department in 1932 and rose to the highest position of Secretary, to the Government of Punjab, Irrigation and Power Department, in 1947. In 1958 he was appointed Chairman, Central Engineering Authority and was later on designated as First Chief Engineering Adviser/Joint Secretary to the Government of Pakistan in 1959. Dr. Hamid represented Pakistan in a number of International Conferences. He served as Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage from 1961 to 1964. He also served as Vice Chairman of the International Commission on Large Dams from 1963 to 1966. In recognition of his meritorious services to the nation, he was awarded Sitara-a-Quaide Azam and Sitara-e-Imitaz by the Government of Pakistan. The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore conferred on him the honorary degree of doctorate in Engineering in 1968.

 

Dr. Hitoshi Fakuda, Japan (1962-1965)


1After graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo in 1930, specializing in irrigation and drainage. Dr. Fakuda remained on the campus as one of the staff until retirement in 1967 after the services of 37 years to the University. Publishing more than 90 scientific papers and books. He enjoyed the opportunities of going abroad to survey irrigation and drainage works in about 70 countries and to make technical cooperation with many Asian countries. He attended ICID meetings very often since 1952 and served as a Vice President from 1962 to 1965 as well as an advisor to FAO, Asian Development Bank often.

 

Mr. Jose F.Rebelo Pinto, Portugal (1962-1965)


1Mr. Jose F. Rebelo Pinto, MOE, MSICF, WAIPCN, Ground Officer of the Order of Infante D.Henrique, Commander of the Military Order of Christ, Commander of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain, Cjeva;oer de ;a Legion d'Jpmmeur, Prix des Machines Hydrauliques 1942, Prix Houdry 1956. Served at the General Direction of Hydraulic Services of the Ministry of Public Works of Portugal from 1933 to 1958, ascending to Chief Planning and designing engineer in 1945 and then to Director of the Water Power and Irrigation Department in 1950. In 1958, he was promoted as Superior Inspector of Public Works, in 1968 to the position of Inspector General and in 1971 as Vice President of the High Council of Public Works. Devoted most of his technical activity in planning, designing and construction of hydroelectric, irrigation and flood control schemes, having been more or less connected with the problems concerning all the hydraulics development in Portugal. Author of some important comprehensive plans for the development of water resources and of several technical publications and papers. Served the International Commission on Large Dams as Vice President from 1956 to 1958 and as President from 1958-1961; and the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage as Vice President from 1962 to 1965, also served as Under Secretary of the State for Public Works from 1965 to 1967.

 

Mr. Yadava Mohan, India (1963-1966)


1Mr. Yadava Mohan born in 1906, had an excellent academic career. In 1928 he was recruited to the Indian Service of Engineers and joined the UP Irrigation Department. He served in UP (his home state) in various capacities till 1953., when he joined the Planning Commission , Government of India, in the Chief, Natural Resources Division. Mr. Yadava Mohan was elected in 1957 to the Office of the Secretary General, ICID a post he continued to hold up to 1963. He was appointed Member of the Central Water and Power Commission, Government of India in 1958, and the Chairman and Administrator, Rajasthan Canal Project at Jaipur in 1962. He was elected to the Office of Vice President of the ICID from 1963-1966, where he continued until 1966. All those who came in contact with Mr. Yadava Mohan during his tenures in offices remember his amiable personality and the efforts he made to raise the image of the Commission. He retired from active service in 1970 after a distinguished professional career of about 42 years.

 

Prof. E.F. Mosonyi, Hungary (1964-1967)


1Prof. E.F. Mosnyi born on November 10, 1910. Graduated as Civil Engineer (Diploma) Technical University, Budapest (equivalent about to M.S.) in 1934. He was Professor of Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; Director, Research Institute for Hydraulic Structures and Agrocicultural Engineering, including the Theodpr-Rehbock Laboratory for River Management; Chairman of the "Committee for Diploma-Examinations" Faculty of Civil Engineering. He was author, Co-author and Editor of Several books written in Hungarian, German and English languages, in the field of water resources development, hydraulic engineering, Geology, Hydraulic structure and especially in Water Power Development. Further, besides more than 120 publications in various languages, he was Advisor to the German Science Foundation; Member, IAHR; Member, German Association for Irrigation; Special member, IWRA; Member, German Association of University Teachers and Chairman IHA.

 

Mr. M.L. Xujati Kambhu, Thailand (1964-1967)


1Born in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 4, 1905 as the eldest son of H.E. the Late Major General Phya Surasena and Khun Ying Pha-ob Suroteno. Educated upto M.Sc. (London), entered the service of Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture, in 1930 working his way up until he was promoted to Chief Engineer and Director General. Apart from his numerous and normal duties, he was appointed Deputy Minister for National Development, firstly in 1964 and secondly under a new Government in 1969. He held this political post up to the date of his demise on April 13,1969. In addition to the assignments calling for his proceeding on trips abroad either as a delegate or as an observer, such as loan negotiations with the World Bank or other Institutions, he was invited by the World Bank to act as its Advisor on Irrigation and Agriculture, and by the Asian Development Bank to serve as a member of the Committee on the formulation of the Bank's policy. In 1964 he was elected Vice President by the conference of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. Moreover, with his keen interest in the development of the country he was successful in setting up the country's biggest Bhumiphol Dam with hydro-power plant and many others as also three industrial companies i.e. Jolaprathan Cement Co., Ltd., Chemical Fertilizer Co., Ltd., and Thai Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd., with him as the Chairman under a separate Board of Division.

 

 

Mr. Frederik Lambertus Van Der Bom , Netherlands (1966-1969)


1Mr. Van Der Bom was born on 8 October 1902 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Studied at University of Technology, Delft 1924 obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering. During 1925-1967 remained in Government's service, Ministry of Waterstaat (Public Works Department), respectively as Engineer, Senior Engineer, and from 1961 - as director of Zuiderzeewerken (In charge with planning and execution of the Zuiderzee Reclamation Scheme). 1952-1955 Secretary, 1961-1967 Chairman of the Netherlands Committee, ICID. 1966-1969 Vice President ICID. Since 1947 from time to time worked as Consultant/Advisor for hydraulic and related problems in several countries.

 

Mr. K.K. Shubladze, USSR (1966-1969)

 

1Mr. K.K. Shubladze, born on August 17, 1907, a Hydraulic engineer, Assistant Professor and graduate of Agricultural Sciences, Honoured Irrigator of the Uzbek SSR, with a wide experience of work in water management organizations. He worked in the Uzbek SSR as Superintendant of the Water Project Construction, Deputy Chief of the Big Ferghana Canal Construction, Deputy Chief of the Big Ferghana Canal Construction, Leader of Mechanization Department of the Central Asia Irrigation Research Institute, Assistant Profesor of the Tashkent Institute for Irrigation and Mechanical Engineers, Minister of the Uzbek SSR Water Management, then as Chief of the Main Board for Water Management of the USSR Ministry of Agriciulture, Editor-in-Chief of "Guidrotechnika I Melioracla" Journal, First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management of the USSR. From 1965, Mr. Shubladze held the post of the First Deputy Minister for Reclamation and Water Management of the USSR. Side by side with his wide practical and administrative activities Mr. Shubladze took an active part in social work. He was Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage from 1966-1969, a member of Editorial Boards of "Guidrotechnika I melioracia" Journal and "Encyclopedia of Agriculture". He has 39 published scientific works devoted to Land Reclamation in the USSR and Water Projects Construction Status abroad, he is a member of USSR National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, ICID and a member of the "Afghanistan - USSR" Society.

 

Dr. M.R. Chopra, India (1966-1969)

 

1Dr. Chopra was born on the 18th August, 1906, at Lahore. He passed his Civil Engineering (Hon.) from Thomson College of Civil Engineering (Now Roorkee University), Rororkee, in 1929, with distinction. Joined the Indian Service of Engineers (Punjab Cadre) in 1930, and rose to the rank of General Manager, Bhakra Dam, in November 1958. After working in different capacities, especially in construction of Bhakra Dam for over 9 years, he was elevated to the post of Chairman, Central Water and Power Commission, Government of India in 1962 - the highest technical engineering post in the country in the field of irrigation and power - and was conferred the National Award of `Padma Bhushan' in 1967 for personal merit and commendable work on the design and construction of Bhakra Dam, and at the Centre. After retirement from Government service in 1966, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor, Roorkee University (1966-1971), and was given Doctorate of Engineering Honoria-Cause by the University. Worked as Assessor, Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal, Government of India. Was considered an expert on water resources planning and construction of big multi-purpose projects and, as such, remained a member of number of Consulting Boards of various major Irrigation and Power Projects in India. A Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has widely travelled to USA and Europe on various assignments, and headed the Indian Delegation to the Eighth Congress of the International Commission on Large Dams held in United Kingdom in 1964. He was President of the CBI &P in the year 1963-64, and Vice President of the ICID from 1966-1969.

 

Dr. M.A. Salim , Egypt (1966-1969)

 

1Born on June 13, 1912. Dr. M.A. Selim was educated in Cairo Public School and graduated with top honours from Giza Engineering College Cairo University in May 1935 when he joined the Irrigation Service, the most important of Public Works in Egypt then. In 1937 he joined the Teaching Staff of his old college. In 1938 he was selected to go on a scholarship mission to the United States, where he got his Master's and Doctor's Degree in Irrigation from the University of California, Berkeley. From May 1941 to July 1943 he was Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department. He later visited and worked on all big Western American Irrigation, Drainage, Large Dams and Power Projects, where he gained much experience and as a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, made many friends. On his return to Egypt he was Assistant and then Professor of Engineering in 1951. In 1952 he was Secetary General of the Production Council constituted to study and carry out all production schemes and projects, of which the High Aswan Dam is the Major Project to which Dr. Selim was entrusted with the studies, investigations, negotiations, design and construction till the day he passed away. During that long period, he was either a Technical Consultant, or a Director of many Scientific Institutions and Industrial concerns including the Suez Canal Authority from 1956 to 1962 and the Arab Committee of the Jordan River Projects. He was also President of the Egyptian Federation of Industries, Chairman of the Egyptian Society of Engineers and President of the UAR Organization of Chemical Industries. As a Secretary General to the UAR National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage and Grands Barrages, he attended many Congresses and Executive Meetings of ICOLD and ICID and took active part in their sub-committees.

 

Mr. S. El. Zein, Sudan (1968-1971)

 

1Born on 1 January 1922. Graduated from Gordon Memorial College (Engineering Diploma) in 1945 and Joined Sudan Irrigation Department (Now Ministry of Irrigation and Hydro-electric Power ). After 1969 he was Irrigation Advisor to the Ministry. While in charge of above, responsibilities of Chairman to Sudan National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage and Sudan National Committee on Large Dams and President of the Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters. A past President of Sudan Engineering Society. He was member of various technical and scientific committees related to irrigation and hydrology, Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers (British) and American Geophysical Union. He was Vice President of the ICID from 1968-1971.

 

Mr. Kemal Noyan, Turkey (1968-1971)

 

1Mr. Kemal Noyan was born in 1920 in Turkey and graduated in 1943 from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, with M.S. Degree in Hydraulics. After the graduation he started to work on Irrigation and Drainage and had an additional training in the United States at Bureau of Reclamation Training on Irrigations and Dam Engineering. After returning to Turkey he was engaged in several multi-purpose water development projects. He has a wide relationship with many countries in respect of Irrigation and Drainage and Large Dams and worked as President of Turkish Civil Engineers Association between the years 1961-1963; Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams 1965-1968; Chairman of the Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Conference between 1967-1968; Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage between 1968-1971 and as Chairman of Turkish National Committee of the World Mining Congresses starting from 1973 which office he still occupies. In 1944, he conducted Engineering works on Hydro-Electric Irrigation, Drainage and Water supply projects. In 1952, he joined the General Directorate of Etibank and worked as Director of the Research and Planning on Mining and Energy between 1962-1963. In 1963, he established Entopsu Engineering and Consulting Company and worked as its Director till 1965. Between the years 1955-1969 he continusulsy worked as Chairman of Turkish International Committee on Large Dams. Between the years 1965-1968 he worked as Under-Secretary of Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and was assigned in September 28, 1968 as President of Black Zee Copper works Corporation which he still occupies.

 

Dr. Michele Bottalico, Italy (1969-1972)

 

1Director General of Land reclamation and Colonization Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Foreste. Winner of the "Premio Mezzogiorno: in 1954. Presently conducting a course in techniques of land reclamation at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bari. Previously taught in water and reclamation legislation at the University of Bari and the Higher Institute of Advanced Studies in Agronomy of the Mediterranean, also in Bari. Member of the Accedemia Economico-Agraria dei Georgofili, Florence, and the Accedemia Nazionale del l'Agricultura, Bologna. Honorary Vice President of ICID and Vice President of Italian National Committee. Member of Italian National Committee, FAO. Worked as Member of the Superior Councils of the Ministries of Agriculture and Public Works; Member of the Special delegation of the Ministry of Public Works to the "Cassa per il Mezzogiorno". Former Vice President of the Sub-Committee studying "Water management of drainage basins" of the Interministerial Commission for Soil Conservation (De Marchi). Member of the National Water Conference. Member of the Technical Administrative Committee of the "Magistrato Acque Venezia". Official reporter for numerous conferences on reclamation, soil, environment, agrarian politics and economy.

 

Mr. Peter Adamson Scott, Great Britain (1969-1972)

 

1After graduating from Edibnurgh University in 1926 with honours degree in Civil Engineering, P.A. Scott Joined the London firm of Consulting Engineers now known as Sir William Halcrow and Partners, where he retired as Senior Partner in 1973 and became a Consultant to the Firm. His early experience was in Hydro-electric and port engineering, during his first twentyone years with the said Firm he spent fourteen years in the development and operation of major overseas ports in Beira (Mozambique) and Rangoon (Burma). On his return to the UK in 1946 and his appointment as a Partner in his Firm, the duty of conducting the large overseas development projects following ending of the second world war devolved largely upon him. Starting with the rehabilitation and expansion of the Libyan Ports of Tripoli, Benghazi, Derma and Tobruk and other smaller ports, he was in charge of development projects of the new Ports of Kuwait, Dubai Sharjah, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Tema (Ghana). During this period (1948 onwards) he was also responsible for the conduct of major river basin investigations and developments involving hydro-electric power, irrigation, water supply and flood control in Ghana, (Volta River Project), Malawi (Shire Valley Project), Guyana (Black Bush Folder, Tapakuma Irrigation etc.) Tanzania (Oabgani Rivers Basin Project and Luichi Delta Development), Antigua and other Caribbean Islands and, in South Africa, the 82 km. Long "Orange-Fish" irrigation tunnel. In the UK he was responsible for two of Britain's highest dams, and for railway and other tunnels, as well as for major dock and harbour developments. He has played an active role on councils and committees of many national and international professional bodies and has contributed technical papers to them on matters of engineering interest. His connection with the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage dates from its inception in 1950 when he represented the Institution of Civil Engineers on a UK Government Committee set up to consider the Indian Government's proposals to create this new International Commission.

 

Monsieur R. Samama, Tunisia (1969-1972)

 

1Monsieur Samama etait Vice President de la Commission Internationale des Irrigations et du Drainage de 1969-1972. Ne le 19 Janvier 1926 a Tunis, apres des etudes secondaires brillantes au Lycee Carnot, il integra le Lycee Janson de Sailly en Francde pour ac presenter au concours des Grandes Ecoles d'Ingenieurs. Diplome en 1951 de l'Ecole Centrale de Paris, il fut recrute a ka mime date par la Direcction des Travaux Publics au Service des Etudes et Grands Travaux Hydrauliques et nomme en 1956 Ingenieur Principal a dater de son recruitement. De 1957 a 1967 il fut nomme a la tete la Divison des Grands Travaux et charge de l'execution de tous les grands projets hydrauliques intersant la mise en valeur du pays, et la protection contre les inondations. Pour tous ces projets, il assura la direction, la coordination des etudes, ;e oamce,emt d'appels d'offeres internationaux et les travaux dans tous leurs aspects tant techniques au'administratifs. En 1968 il lui fut confie la Direction de l'Hydraulique et de l'equipement Rural qui comptait un effectif de 600 [erspmmes dpmt 90 omgemoeirs. En 1972, il accida au grade d'Ingenieur General, a la tete de la Direction des Etudes et des Grands Travaux Hydrauliques.

 

Dominggo Diaz-Ambrona Moreno, Spain (1969-1972)

 

1Mr. Moreno was born on February 10, 1905 at Cje;es (Badajoz) , he studied at the Badajoz Institute, at the Civil Engineering College and the Central University of Madrid where, in 1926 and 1928 respectively, he obtained the Degrees of Civil Engineer and Lawyer. Apart from many other post-graduate studies, he also studied Sanitary Engineering, Economics and Administrative Law at the Central University. In 1932, he was Secretary of the Badajoz Hydraulic Works Board which proposed an Irrigation Plan, covering an erea of 3000,000 hectares, according with which, were authorized the works affecting the Cijara Dam (1933). Project and works manager for the Entrepefias Reservoir on the river Tagus. Also manager of the Estremera Canal. President of the Irrigation Commission of the I and II Development Plans, which involved the instalation of irrigation works covering an area of more than 450,000 hectares (1962-1969). Head of Technical Advisory Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture (1965-1969). Director of the Guadiana Hydrographic Confederation (1963-1971) which was mainly responsible for the Banadajoz Plan (140,000 hectares). Vice President of the ICID frpm 1969-1972. Secretary of the Spanish National Committee (1955-1974) and President of the same (1974-1976). President of the Public Works Council "Consejo de Obras Publicas". Member of the ASCE in New York, ASAE in Michigan and AIRH in Arhem.

 

Mr. Wayne D. Criddle, USA (1970-1973)

 

1Mr. Wayne D, Criddle is President of Clyde-Criddle-Wppdward, Inc., Consulting Engineers of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He spent 20 years in teaching and irrigation research. He has served as engineering consultant on the Jordan River problems in the Middle East and on division of the waters of the Indus River between India and Pakistan. He was responsible for setting up the water requirements for many of the irrigated lands in the lower Colorado River Basin and such uses were adopted by the US Supreme Court in Arizona vs. California. He has worked on irrigation, water conservation and related problems throughout the western United States and in many countries of Europe, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America. He is co-author of the Blaney-Criddle method of computing water requirements that has been used widely throughout the world for water resource planning and development. He holds membership in various professional societies. He has served as Chairman of the US Committee of ICID and as a Vice President of the ICID from 1970-1973.

 

Mr. S.K. Jain, India (1970-1973)

 

1Mr. Jain was born on 17 January 1916 in Delhi, Mr. S.K. Jain did C.E.(Hons.) from Thomson College of Civil Engineering, Roorkee in 1936. He joined the UP Irrigation Department in 1939, and rose to the rank of Chief Engineer in 1965, after working in different capacities. In 1967 he was appointed Chairman, UP State Electricity Board. In March 1969, he came to the Centre on deputation as Member, Water and Power Commission. In March 1970, he was elevated to the Office of Chairman, Central Water and Power Commission, the highest technical engineering post in the field of irrigation and power in the country, and was conferred the status of Ex. Officio Secretary to the Government of India in February 1973. He retired on 17th January 1974. Mr. Jain visited UK, USA and other European countries a number of times and his last vist to UK was in June 1971 when he went there to attend the IEC Meeting of ICID as its Vice President. Mr. Jain was the President of Central Board of Irrigation and Power in the year 1970 and Vice President of ICID from 1970-1973. Mr. Jain is a member of the Indian Geo-technical Soceity, and fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Standard Institute. In January 1963, he was awarded "Padma Sri" for personal merit and commendable work on the design and construction of Rihand Dam.

 

Dr. Ing. Stoiko Zdravkov Tsanov, Bulgaria (1970-1974)

 

1Ne en 1924 a Koula, Bulgarie. A termine avec la mention "Tres bien" ses etudes secondaries et apres concours, passe avec succes, devient etudiant boursier a l'Institut Superieur de Genie Civil, le terminant avec succes en 1953. Est entre au service de la Direction "Ressources en eaux", ou il s'occeupe de travaux scientifiques. De nouveau, apres concours il part pour Moscou pour preparer et defendre avec succes son Doctorat en problemes de l'irrigation par aspersiion. Apres son retour en Bulgarie il devient ingenieur en chef du service "excploitations des systemes d'irriation". Dana la periode 1959-1967 sous sa direction toute une serie de projets d'irrigation et de mise en valeur et bonification des terres est mise a l'etude et en execution. Sous sa direction pour premiere fois dans le pays est pose le debiut du travail de recherches scientifiques, d'etude et d'investigation dans le domaine de l'irrigation par aspersion. De 1968 a 1974 il est chef d'organisation la plus importante du pays sur les problemes de ressources en reaux et d'amenagement hydraulique - l"Institut de Designers d"Etat "Vodproekt". Il est membre de plusieurs commissions gouvernmentales pour la prestation d'assistance techniqwue aux pays en voie de developpement. Sous sa direction personnelle sont elabores plusieurs projets importants pour l'etranger.

 

Mr. Abelardo Amaya Brondo, Mexico (1971-1974)

 

6Mr. A.A. Brondo was born on 19 April , 1918 in Mexico. He was Agronomist, Specialist in Irrigation, National School of Agriculture, Chapingo, Mexico, Generation of 1935-1941, Professional degree No.25186. He was involved in many official professionals activities such as National Irrigation Commission,Secretariat of Hydraulic Resources, General Technical Inspector, Secretariat of Agriculture and Hydraulic resources, and member of the many professional societies and institutions. He was Vice President of ICID from 1971-1974. He participated in many IEC meetings and Congresses of ICID.

 

 

Mr. S. Kantor, Israel (1972-1974)

 

1Mr. Kantor was born on 15 January, 1925 in Poland. Diploma in Enginer, Technion - Israel Institution of Technology, 1949. He is specialized in Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitation. He was head of advisory mission to the Government of Nepal, 1961; Director, ITCC, 1967; Vice President ICID 1972-1974; Consultant to the IBRD(World Bank) on Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, 1974; Advisor to the Government of Salvador and Nicaragua on project planning (short assignment), 1975; Member of the various advisory committees in Israel. Took part in ICID activities. Has delivered lectures on water supply, as guest lecturer, in the University of KARLSRUHE in Germany, 1970. Author of many articles.

 

Dr. H. Zolsmann, Germany (1972-1975)

 

1Mr. Zolsmann was born on 10 April, 1920, studied at the Technical University Munich and graduated there in 1948 with the degree "Diplom-Ingenieur" for civil engineering. He started his career in water resources administration of the federal state of Bavaria, where in 1950, he underwent successfully the government examination, to entitle him for senior government service. Between 1951 to 1958 he was employed in the water administration office of the district Weilheim/Upper Bavaria. In October 1958 he accepted the offer of assignment by the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Forestry in Bonn up to 1975 as Chief of the division of Water Resources, agriciultural water engineering and coastal protection. In April 1975 he was promoted head of the sub-department "Rearrangement in Rural Territory".He was active member of the Board, or Chairman, in numerous national associations and participates in the work of several international organizations. He was Chairman of the German National Committee of ICID and Vice President of ICID from 1972-1975.

 

 

Mr. J.P. Naegamvala, India (1973-1976)

 

1Mr. J.P.Naegamvala was born in Poona on 27 February, 1919 and was educated in Poona and Bombay. He took his B.E. degree in Civil Engineering in 1940 after a brilliant academic career. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was member, Central Water and Power Commission. Prior to April 1970, he was Chief of Irrigation Division of the Indian Planning Commission. He was Chief Engineer (Irrigation Projects) and Joint Secretary to the Government of Gujarat and was associated with the major irrigation development in that state. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering Poona. He was Vice President ICID from 1973-1976.

 

Mr. Suyono Sasrodarsono, Indonesia (1972-1975)

 

1Mr. Sasrodarsono, born in 1926, graduate of Civil Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Bandung. He served as Engineer at the Directorate of Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources Development, head of the Provincial Public Works and Water Resources Development of South Sumatera Province, Director of the Directorate of Building, Housing and Regional Planning, Ministry of Public Works & Water Resources Development, Attached to the Ministry of Water Resources Development (which later became the Directorate General of Water Resources Development of the Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources Development, Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources Development, Minister of Public Works and Water Resources Development and Member of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Republic of Indinesia. He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In this assignment he was an active supporter of the ICID, which he served in several functions. He was Vice President of ICID from 1972-1975).

 

Mr. Maurice N. Langley, USA (1973-1976)

 

1Mr. Langeley received his B.S. Degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. He has 35 years of professional experience in water and land resources activities with Colorado State University. He is the author of over 50 publications and special articles on water and land resources and has acted as a consultant to a number of foreign countries. From 1956 to late 1958, he was Chief of the Operations Division in charge of all land and water activities related to the operation, maintenance, drainage land classification etc. of irrigation projects in Southwestern Arizona and Southeastern California serving water to some 7000,000 acres. He received an incentive Award, an outstanding Service Award, and the Department of Interior's Meritorious Service Award. In 1959 Mr. Langley joined the Commissioner's staff of the Bureau of Reclamation in Washington, D.C. and shortly thereafter was appointed Chief of the Operations Branch in the Division of Irrigation and Land Use. During the period that he was Chief of the Division, he also served as the Department of Interior's representative on the FAO/UNESCO Source Book on Irrigation and Drainage Saline and Alkaline Soils; was Chairman of the Department's Reservoir Water Quality Management Task Force; was a member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Water Quality Criteria; served as a collaborator for the US Department of Agriculture's water conservation Laboratory at Pheonix, Arizona; took a leading role in the 1967 International Water for Peace Conference in Washingdon D.C., and carried out numerous other special assignments. In 1968, he was awarded the Department of Interior's highest award - its Distinguished Service Award. He was Vice President of ICID from 1973-1976.

 

Prof. John L. Bogardi, Hungary (1973-1976)

 

1Dr. Bogardi was born in 1909 at Torda, Hungary. He graduated and obtained certificate in Civil Engineering at the Budapest Technical University in 1931. From 1932 to 1940 he was with the Hungarian River Engineering Service. In 1937 and 1938 he conducted post-graduate studies at the Graduate College, State University of Iowa City, USA, where he obtained a Master of Science degree. From 1945 he was Director of the Hungarian Hydrographic Institute; subsequently, from 1953 to 1962, department head at the Research Institute for Water Resources Development, Budapest, Hungary. He obtained the Dr. Techn Degree in 1943 at the Budapest Technical University, where he became associate professor in 1948. In 1952 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Return Technicarum by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, of which he was elected a corresponding member in 1962 and as a regular member in 1973. In 1962 he became full time professor at the Budapest Technical University. From 1958 to 1965 he was President of the Hydrometeorological Commission for Europe of WMO. He was member of several international scientific associations and committees. He is actively engaged by several specialized agencies of UNO, FAO, WMO , IAEA, UNESCO for which he has acted repeatedly as an expert. He was Vice President ICID from 1973-1976.

 

Dr. T.H. Anstey, Canada (1974-1977)

 

9Dr. T.H. Anstey received his B.S.A. and M.S.A. degrees from the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada. His doctoral degree was awarded by the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA. He has spent his professional career with the Research Branch of the Canada Department of Agriculture, first as a research horticulturist at Agassiz, B.C. followed by a series of station directorship, and for the past five years as Assistant Director-General (Western) Research Branch, Commencing in 1952 as Director, Research Station, Summerland, B.C. Dr. Anstey had responsbility for the free fruit research program in an arid irrigation-dependent environment. From1959-1969, as his association and knowledge of both irrigation and drainage expanded he became Director of Canada's major irrigation station situated at Lethbridge, Alberta. It was during this period that Dr. Anstey was appointed Chairman of the Canadian National Committee. He has been actively involved with professional agricultural associations in Canada having held several offices in the Agricultural Institute of Canada and was its national President in 1970. He was Vice President of ICID from 1974-1977.

 

Monsieur A. Bekkali, Morocco (1974-1977)

 

1Monsieur A. Bekkali est ne le 8 Janvier 1931 a Tissa au Maroc, fit ses etudes secondaires au Laycee mixte de Fes de 1944-1951. M. Bekkali est diplome du l'Institut National Agronomique de Paris et de l'Ecole Nationale du Genie Rural de Paris. Le ler Octobre 1958, M. Bekalli a embrasse une brilliante et delicate carrere technique et administrativeau sein du Ministere de l'Agriculture et de la Reforme Agraire cu il a accupe de hauts postes de responsibilities et de conception et notamment. 1958-1960 Chef de la circoncription du Genie Rural de Casablanca et Inspecteur Delegue du Ministre de l'Agriculture pour provinces de Casablanca, Tadla et El Jadida. 1960-1963 Secretaire General de la Centrale des Travaux agricoles (CTA) et puis l'Office National de la Modernisation Rurale (ONMR). 1963-1966 Secretaire General du Ministere de l'Agriculture et de la Reforme Agraure. Ingenieur en Chef du Genie Rural. Par allieurs, M. Bekkali a ete charge a computer du 10 Novembre 1971 de celles de Directeur de l'Enseignement Agricole et de la Formation professionelle. Il est, en outre, President du Comite National du Projet MAB (homme et Biosphere) dans le cadre de l'UNESCO, Vice President de l'ICID 1974-1977, membre du Comite de reduction de la revue "Hommes, terre et eaux".

 

Mr. J.G. Daniel, Malaysia (1975-1978)


1Mr. Daniel was born on December 31, 1921, Mr. J.G. Daniel had his early education in Kuala Lumpur and graduated in Civil Engineering from the London University in 1953. He has spent his whole career in the Drainage and Irrigation department in Malaysia, to start with as Assistant Engineer then rising to the Director General, Drainage and Irrigation, Malaysia. He was the Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee of ICID and Chairman of the Malaysian Water Resources Committee. He was President of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. He was Vice President ICID from 1975-1978.

 

 

Dr. M. Shafic Safadi, Syria (1975-1978)


1Dr. Safadi was born in 1922 in Damascus (Syria) received his Doctorate from Nancy, France, in 1956. He has spent his professional career with the Ministry of Public Works and Hydraulic Resources, Syria, first as Chief of Ground Water Bureau from 1950-1964, then as Director of Irrigation and Hydraulic Power from 1964-1972. From 1972 he holds the high office of Vice Minister of Public Works and Hydraulic Resources. He has, to his credit, a number of publications and articles on water resources in Syria. He was awarded in 1962 the First Prize on Scientific Research from the High Council of Sciences. He has been active in a number of Professional societies. He was Vice President of ICID from 1975-1978.

 

Mr. R.A. Wilkins, Guyana (1976-1979)


1Mr. Wilkins has been a member of the Guyana National Committee of ICID since 1958 and Chairman since 1962. His international involvement has been extensive, advising on agricultural and water resource development in Nigeria, Barbados, Zambia, Rhodesia and Brazil. He has presented a number of papers on water control. He was a member of AGU, American Society of Photogrammetry, Fellow of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and member of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists. He has been responsible for the complete rehabilitation of the water control system related to the sugar industry to Guyana. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1946 and awarded an O.B.E. in 1964 for services to water resource development. He was Vice President of ICID from 1976-1979.

 

Prof. Dr. H. Grubinger, Switzerland (1976-1979)


1Prof. Dr. H. Grubinger took his M.Sc. degree in water management engineering in 1947. Eng. Dr. in 1951, Ph.D. (Geology) in 1953 and inauguration (Vienna) in 1955. He worked as an Engineer for flood control and feeder road systems in the mountain regions in Austria. In 1952, he conducted hydrological studies in East Austrian Plans and also worked as Construction Engineer for ground water exploration and irrigation schemes. Later he joined as Lecturer at the University of Bodenkultur, Vienna. In 1960, he became official expert in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for water management and land improvement/reclamation. Since 1961 he was Professor of land and water use and water management and head of the Institute for land reclamation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He was President , Swiss National Committee (CH-AGRID) of ICID and CIGR during 1964-1970; has been President Swiss Federal Commission for Land Use and Land Improvement since 1966; has been Vice President of Section I of the "Commission Inernationale du Genie Rural" (CIGR); and has been Member of the FAO-Working Group "Irrigation and Drainage" since 1971. He was Vice President of ICID from 1976-1979.

 

 

Mr. C.C. Patel, India (1976-1979)


1Mr. Patel was born on April 26, 1926. He took his B.E. Civil Engineering First Class Honours standing First in the Bombay University with distinction marks, in 1948. He also stood First at Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) and Central Engineering Service (CES) examinations held by the UPSC in 1950. Mr. Patel's field of specialization has been the planning, design, construction and operation of single and multi-purpose river valley projects for integrated basin/regional development by the coordinated use of ground and surface water resources. He has also been associated with the water policy, water law, water administration and water management taking into account pollutional, ecological and environmental aspects. He worked as a member of the Experts Committee constituted by the Government of India for investigating the causes of rise in costs of irrigation and multipurpose projects and member of the Western Yamuna Canal Augmentation Tubewell Schemes in Haryana, set up by the Government of India in September 1972. Mr. Patel has travelled several countries as leader. Member of Indian Delegations or for technical work pertaining to various projects. He was member of many professional societies. He was Additional Secretary to the Government of India and Chairman/Co-Chairman, Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Department of Irrigation), New Delhi. He also worked in the World Bank. He was Vice President of ICID from 1976-1979.

 

 

Dr. B.G. Shtepa, USSR (1977-1980)


1Dr. Shtepa was born in 1922, graduated from the Azerbaijan Agricultural Institute and got sthe speciality of the Hydraulic Engineer. In 1971 he was the USSR Deputy Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Management. He is the author and co-sordinator of large scale development in the integrated use of land and water resources in the Volga. He offered a number of ingenious engineering decisions for canal protection against thaw and storm water. He is the author of 110 books and articles among them being Land Improvement in the USSR, Land Reclamation and Water Management in Bulgaria, Land Irrigation and Drainage in Iraq, Water Management in Kuwait, Land Reclamation and Water Management in the USA and many others. Beginning from 1973 he was the Chairman of USSR National Committee, ICID. He was Vice President of ICID from 1977-1980.

 

 

Mr. A.M. Ibrahim, Sudan (1977-1980)


1He was born on 7 April, 1929, obtained Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Khatroum (1958-1954), MICE (1960), MASCE (1960). He was irrigation advisor, Ministry of Irrigation and HEP, and Commissioner Jonglei Development Projects (Deputy Ministry Status), and Chairman of the Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters. He was Vice President ICID from 1977-1980.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Tome Kuzmanovski, Yugoslavia (1977-1980)


1Mr. Tome Kuzmanovski,, Dipl. Engineer in agriculture and Master of Science in Agriculture-Irrigation was born in 1926 in Macedonia, distinctly arid and region of Yugoslavia where irrigation is most developed. He completed his studies at the Faculty of Agriculture and the 3rd degree in meliorations.He was president of Yugoslav Society on Drainage and Irrigation, Yugoslav National Committee of ICID. He participated in all expert manifestation (seminars, symposia, consultations, congress) in Yugoslavia dealing with land improvement problems. Mr. Kuzmanovski, being an Assistant Federal Minister to the Government of Yugoslavia is responsible for the management and development of water resources in the country. He is author of a large number of works in water resources management which have appeared in leading Yugoslav publications. He was Vice President of ICID from 1977-1980.

 

 

Mr. G. Walter Schulz, USA (1978-1981)


1Mr. Water G. Schulz is a consulting water and land engineer in Sacramento, California, USA. He has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of California. From 1938 until 1960 he was employed by the State of California in its water resources agencies and attained the position of Assistant State Engineer and Chief Engineer from Design and Construction. Since April 1977 he has been an individual consultant in water and land resources and a Senior Consultant to Leeds, Hill and Jewett, Inc. He is a Fellow of the ASCE and is a member of the US Committee of ICID, US Committee on Large Dams, AGU, AAAS, ASA, SSSA, AICE, Consulting Engineers Councili, Chi Epilson and Tau Beta pi. He served as Chairman of the US National Committee of ICID from 1975-1977, and Vice President of ICID from 1978-1981.

 

 

Mr. Halem N. Al-Rawi, Iraq (1978-1981)


4He was born in 1934. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, B.Sc. 1956 and M.Sc. in 1958. He was lecturer in Higher Industrial Engineering Institute and College of Technology Al-Musstansiria University. He was member of many professional societies and author and co-author of many publications and articles. He visited abroad most of the countries. He was consulting engineer, San Francisco, California, USA, Design Engineer PUMO, Airport Design, Water Resources studies. Fill dams design. He was inspector, Laboratory Engineer Derbendi Khan Dam Project. Reserve Army Officer Engineer. Project Manager, Ishaqi Irrigation Project. Head Technical Department, Ministry of Irrigation, Acting Director General of Planning, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Irrigation, Member of Board of Directors pf Al-Dujaiila Project. He was Vice President of ICID from 1978-1981.

 

Dr. Karl Zanker, Germany (1979-1982)


1Dr. Zanker was born on 28 January 1927 at Weilheim/Teck. And got his Diploma in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) at the University Stuttgart. He was awarded the Degree "Dr. techn." at the Technical University Graz/Ausria (Thesis on a drainage problem). He was responsible for planning and allocations of federal government investments in drainage, irrigation, flood control reservoirs, torrent control, river regulation, flood control structures, coastal protection and roads, water supply, sewerage systems and disposal in rural areas. He was author of about 100 publications, mainly on technical, scientific topics on various aspects of water resources engineering. He was the Chairman of German National Committee of ICID, and was Vice President of ICID from 1979-1982.

 

His Excellency Alfredo L. Junio, Philippines (1979-1982)


3Mr. Junio was born on 29 November, 1918 at Limay, Bataan, Philippines. He got degree of Bechelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1939 (Cum Laude) from University of the Philippines and in 1947 he got Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was Minister in the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications. He was Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Philippines. He was Dean University of Philippines, college of engineering, He was also Chairman, Upper Pamapanga River Project, Coordinating Committee, Water Resources Committee, Power Development Council, Executive Director, Presidential Committee on Housing and Urban Resettlement, Chairman-President, University of the Philippines, Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Chairman, Philippines National Committee, ICID. He has been Ex-officio Chairman/Member of a large number of Committees/Councils, Corporations, Authorities, Foundations, Boards and other offices. He has received 19 award, in recognition of his technical competence and distinguished service. He was Vice President ICID from 1979-1982.

 

Mr. N.O. Papoola, Nigeria (1980-1983)


1Mr. N.O. Papoola was born on July 17, 1934 (Nigeria). He is B.Sc. (Civil) Diploma in Hydraulics. He was Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources frolm 1979 onward. He was member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. Past Vice President of the Commission for Hydrology of the WMO. Registered Member of the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria. He was Vice President of the ICID from 1980-1983.

 

 

Prof. Ir. A. Volker, Netherlands (1980-1981)


1Prof. Volker was born in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) on 3 July, 1917. After Primary education in the Netherlands and in France and secondary education in The Netherlands, he entered the Delft University of Technology in 1934 and graduated in 1940 as "Civil Engineer". He was senior engineer for foreign relations in the Directorate for Water Management and Hydraulic Research of Rijkswaterstaat. He attended almost all the Congresses and IEC meeting since 1960. He was member of Permanent Paper Committee since 1966 (Now PCTA) and Chairman 1976-1978. He was author of various publications in the field of hydrology, geophysical prospecting, reclamation, delta development, etc. He was Vice President of ICID from 1980-1981.

 

 

Mr. C.J. McAndrews, Canada (1980-1983)


1Mr. McAndrews was born in Retlaw, Alberta (Canada) on 12 June 1926. He graduated in Agriculture from University of Alberta in 1950, received a Master's of Agriculture degree from Colorado State University in 1962, and in 1968 he got Diploma in Management from Banff School of Advanced Management. He was President University of Alberta Alumni Association (1973-1974); Member, University of Alberta Senate (1972-1974); Member, St. Michelles Hospital Board of Directors Lethbridge (1963-1966); Member. Canadian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage from 1976 onward. He held professional membership with Agricultural Institute of Canada, Alberta Institute of Agrologists. He was Vice President of ICID from 1980-1983.

 

 

Dr. Imre Petrasovits, Hungary (1980-1983)


1Dr. Imre Petrasovits was born in 1925 in Hungary and educated at Law School of Kolozsvar (1943-1947) and University of Agricultural Sciences, Debreen (1944-1948). He got specific degree in Academic Doctor of Agricultural Sciences He was Professor of hydrology, Head of Department of Water Management and a melioration, University of Agriculture Sciences, Godollo from 1963 onward. He was also FAO expert in Syria from 1967-1970. He was Co-president of the Hungarian Hydrologic Society; President of Evapotranspiration working group; Society of the Hungarian National Committee; President of the Irrigation Committee of the Supreme Court; Member of the Hungarian Government Committee of FAO and Vice President of ICID from 1980-1983.

 

Mr. Clifford I. Barrett, USA (1981-1984)


1Mr. Barrett has a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Denver and is a registered professional engineer. In September 1981, Mr. Barrett was appointed Regional Director of the Upper Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation. Prior to this assignment he had been Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation since August 1976. He began his career with the Bureau of Reclamation in 1956 as an engineer in the Denver Office of Design and Construction after graduation from the University of Denver in 1954 and a 2 years tour of duty with the US Army. In 1958, he was assigned to the Concrete Dams Branch in Denver and, in 1959, transferred to Sacramento as a hydraulic engineer. He also served on the Board of Directors of the United States National Committee of the World Energy Conference. He was granted the Department of the Interior's Meritorious Service Award. He was Vice President of ICID from 1981-1984.

 

 

Chaudhry Altaf Hussain, Pakistan (1981-1984)


5After graduating in Physics and Mathematics in one of the leading College of Asia, Viz. Government College, Lahore in First Division, Mr. Chaudhary joined the Punjab college of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and got the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering degree also in First Division. In 1947 he joined the Punjab Irrigation Department and in 1954 he was specially selected as Member/Secretary of the Pakistan Canal Water Delegation for negoitation of the Indus Basin Treaty with India under the auspices of the World Bank. Later on he was appointed Chief Engineering Advisor to the Government of Pakistan in March 1974. He was Vice President of ICID from 1981-1984.

 

M. Abdelaziz Tabet, Morocco (1981-1984)


1Formation: Diplomes. Reclaureal serie Sciences Experimentales - Juin 1965; Diplome de l'Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes - Specialite Huydraulique et climatologie Agricole - Juin 1970; Diplome d l"Ecole Nationale superieure d'ElectroTechnique, d'informatique et d'yhdraulique (ENSEH) de Toulouse (Section speciale hydraulique); Diplome d'Etude Approfondie (DEA) Option hydrodynamique - Universite - Toulouse.Titres: Ingenieur Agronome; Ingenieur Hydraulicien; Maitre de conference (Institut Agronomique Hassan II). Situation Actuelle: Ingenieur Principal a la Societe pour l'Equipement du Territoire - Maroc. Responsable de plusieurs projets d'amenagement hydroagricole (Etudes). Maitre de conference a l'Institute Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II. Emplols Occupes: ( 1979-1981): Ingeanieur Principal a SCET-MAROC Bureau d'Etudes - Ingeanieur Conseil. Responsable d'etudes generales - Plans Directeurs et Etudes de facibilite. Vice President de l'CIID a 1981-1984.

 

Mr. John S. Abbott, Australia (1982-1985)


1Mr. Abbott was born on March 30, 1929. Bechelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering, University of Western Australia, 1950. He was member - Standing Committee on Irrigation Practice; State Committee Water Research Foundation of Australia; Faculty Advisory Board; Salinity Research Coordinating CommitteeIrrigation Efficiency Working Group, Chairman- Micro Irrigation Working Group; Australian National Committee, ICID; Western Australian Irrigation Commission; Ord Project Committee; Assistant Director of Engineering, Public Works Department of Western Australia. District Engineer, Regional Engineer - Irrigation and Drainage Branch; Chief Engineer Irrigation and Drainage Branch, Public Works Department Western Australia and Programming and Spoecial Projects Branch, Public Works Department of Western Australia. He was Vice President of ICID from 1982-1985.

 

Mr. J.F. Mistry, India (1982-1985)


JF MistryMr. Mistry was born on 17 April, 1931. He received Master of Engineering degree from (Water Resources Development) University of Roorkee in 1959. He was Designs, Planning and Construction engineer for seven years on Ukai-Multi-Purpose project as Executive Engineer (1960-1967); Superintending Engineer, Narmada Irrigation Circle, Baroda and Director, Engineering Research Institute, Baroda (1967-1969); Managing Director, Gujarat Water Resources Development Corporation in charge of Groundwater development programme of the State (1975-1977). He Was Chief Engineer (Irrigation Projects) and Joint Secretary, Irrigation Department from December 1976. He was awarded (1) Merit Certificate in 9th International Congress on Large Dams in 1969 (2) Awarded Gold Medal for research paper in CBIP Journal in 1977 (3) Awarded Gold Medal and cash Prize from Hari Om Research Foundation through University of Gujarat (4) Awarded ISI Fellowship in 1982. He was Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India; and Member : Geo-Technical Society Delhi; International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering; Indian Association of Hydrologists Roorkee; Indian Geological Society, Calcutta, CBIP, New Delhi; IWRA; IWRS; NIH; and ICOLD Dam Safety Sub-Committee. He was Vice President of ICID from 1982-1985.

 

Mr. Jose Osvaldo Pontes, Brazil (1982-1985)


1Mr. Jose Osvaldo Pontes, a Civil and Electro-technic Engineer, is the General Director of the National Department of Works Against the Droughts since 1974. Previously he occupied important public offices in the federal and State specialized agencies. Active participant of technical studies, congresses, symposia and meetings, especially in the field of irrigation and drainage. In June 1981 he was elected President of the Brazilian National Committee, ICID. He was Vice President of ICID from 1982-1985.



 

Monsieur Michel Delavalle, France (1983-1986)


1Michel Delavalle est ne pres de Paris le 3 Septembre 1930. Ses etudes scondaries et superieures lui peremattent d'obtenir les diplomes d'Ingenieur Agronomqic Tropicale en 1953, f'ingenieur du Genir Rural en 1954, Des ce moment, il est admis comme fonctionaire de l'Administration Francaise (services techniques du Ministere de l'Agriculture) en qualite d'Ingenieur du Genie Rural. Au debut de 1979, il est nomme Sous-Directeur de l'Amenagement des Eaux du Ministere Francais de l'Agriculture. Secretairea General du Comite National Francais de ka UCUD deoyuts 1979. Vice President de l'CIID 1983-1986.

 

 

Dr. Jose Maria Martin Mendiluce, Spain (1983-1986)


1Dr. Jose Maria Martin Mendiluce was born on 31 January, 1925. Graduating as Civil Engineer in 1950. He worked at the Tajo Hydrographic Confederation upto 1957, and then moved to the studies section of the General Directorate of Hydraulic Works. In 1963 he was appointed Head of the Division of Techniques and Hydraulic Structures at the General Directorate of Hydraulic Works, since 1968, he is Director, Hydrographic Studies Centre, Ministry of Works and Urbanism, Government of Spain. He has been actively associated with numerous studies of irrigation and water supply projects in Spain, Ecuador, Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Special mention may be made of the Madrid water supply project (Western Solution) and the projects of Tajo-Segura Transfer and Ebro-Eastern Pyrennees Treansfer, all in Spain. He was President of Spanish National Committee, ICID and Vice President of ICID from 1983-1986.

 

Mr. S. Ruanglek, Thailand (1983-1986)


1Mr. Ruanglek was born on 18 April 1925. He obtained Bachelor's Degree from Military Technical Cadet, Thailand in 1947; B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1952 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1953 from Puurdue University USA; and Degree of Merit from the National Defence College, Thailand, in 1976. After serving in various capacities Mr. Raunglek became Deputy Director General for Construction, Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand, in 1971 and in 1979 took over as the Director General of the same department. He was Vice President of ICID from 1983-1986.

 

 

Dr. E.U. Nwa, Nigeria (1984-1987)


1Dr. Nwa was born on 3 July 1939 in Nigeria. He graduated in B.Sc. (Hon) Agricultural Engineering, California State Polytechnic University. M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering Michigan State University. Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering Ohio State University. He was Professor and Head, He was member of many Learned Socieites. He was Chairman, Technology, Research Committee, Faculty of Engineering, Zaria. 1981-1983; Irrigation Research Committee, Institute for Agricultural Research, Zaria 1980-1983. Dr. Nwa has published several accredited technical papers in reputed journals. He was Vice President of ICID from 1984-1987.

 

 

Dr. Pier Luigi Romita, Italy (1984-1987)


1Dr. Romita was born in Torino (Italy) on July 27, 1924. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Civil Enginering at the University of Rome in 1947. In 1954 he obtained a Ph.D. in Hydraulics from the Polytechnic of Milano. In 1949 and 1950 he followed lessons and seminars and carried out research in many universities and Hydraulics Laboratories in the USA. He was Director of the Institute of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Milano, which is responsible for the organization of all the courses given by the University of Milano in the field of water management, soil conservation, irrigation and drainage. He was member of ITAL-IC ID, Italian Association for Rural Engineering, Italian Hydrotechnical Associations, Italian Association for Sanitary Engineering, International Association for Hydraulic Research. He was in political activity in Italy. He was member of the Italian Parliament since 1958 and has been many times member of the Italian Government as Under Secretary for Public Works and for Education and as Minister for Scientific Research. He was also Minister for Regional Affairs. He was Vice President of ICID from 1984-1987.

 

Md. Amjad Hossain Khan, Bangladesh (1984-1987)


8Mr. Khan was born on 1 January 1932, he was Additional Chief Engineer, Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission, Bangladesh from 1981 onward. He was also Vice-Chairman, Bangladesh National Committee, ICID; Member, Bangladesh National Committee on Large Dams; Vice President, Institution of Engineering, Bangladesh from 1980-1981; Chairman, Dhaka Center of the Instutiton of Engineers, Bangladesh, 1981-1982. He was Vice President of ICID from 1984-1987.

 

 

 

Mr. P.R. Gandhi, India (1985-1988)

 

1Mr. Gandhi was born on 25 December 1931. He graduated in Civil Engineering and became a Fellow of Institutiion of Engineers (India). He has received training for senior executive at the Administration College, Bombay in 1972 and attended course in 1976 at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He was Secretary to Government of Maharashtra, Irrigation Department since August 1981.He has published 24 articles and has authored a book on "History and Practices of Management of Irrigation Waters in Maharashtra". He was Vice President of Central Board of Irrigation and Power in 1983 and is the recpient of Shanti Yadav Mohan Award for 1984-1985, CBI&P. He was Vice President of ICID from 1985-1988.

 

Dr. M. Nakahara, Japan (1985-1988)

 

1Dr. Nakahara was born on 26 November 1926. He passed Bechelor of Agriculture in 1952 and took Doctorate in Agriculture in 1981 from the Kyushu University, Japan. He worked FAO Trainee in 1958 with TVA, USBR and US Army Corps of Engineers. He was Executive Director, Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage and Director General, National Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering (1984-1985). He has delivered lectures on Design and Irrigation facilities, etc. at various training courses organised by MAFF. He was Vice President of ICID from 1985-1988.

 

 

Dr. M.G. Bos, The Netherlands (1985-1988)

 

1Dr. Bos was born on 16 March 1943 in Ede, The Nethelands. He passed M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) with specialisation in irrigation and hydraulics from Delft University,s 1967 and did his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering in 1984 from the University of Agriculture, Wageningen. He is Senior Research Engineer with the International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement, Wageningen since 1971. He is author/co-author of four books and thirty five papers, out of which thirteen papers related to his work for ICID. He has been Chairman of Working Group on Irrigation Efficiency (since 1976), Secretary of Working Group on History (since 1977). He was Vice President of ICID from 1985-1988.

 

Mr. Jader Fernandes De Carvalho, Brazil (1986-1989)

 

1Mr. Carvalho was born on 3 June 1934. He graduated as an Agricultural Engineer in 1959, Recife-Pernambuco, Brazil. He attended one year course in irrigation and agricultural development in USA in 1965 In 1968 he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Interministerial Group on Irrigation for Agricultural Development (GEIDA). He was Assistant to the Planning Director Company for the Development of the Sao Francisco Valley; Member of the Commission No.08 of the Brazilian Association for Technical Norms for Irrigation Equipment; Deputy President of the Brazilian National Committee, ICID. He was Vice President ICID from 1986-1989.

 

Dr. Mahmoud Abdel Halim Abu-Zeid, Egypt (1986-1989)

 

1Dr. Abu-Zeid was born on 29 July 1935, took B.Sc. Civil Engineering from the Cairo University, and M.Sc. (Irrigation) in 1960 and Ph.D. from the California University in 1962. He is a fellow of the Economic Development Institute, IBRD. Dr. Abu-Zeid occupied various research positions in the Ministry of Irrigation till he became the Director of the Water Distribution and Irrigation Systems Research Institute. He was Chairman of the Water Research Centre which controls eleven research institutes involved in different fields of irrigation water and its management. He has contributed a large number of papers through his scientific research. In 1986 he was awarded a First Class Medal of Honor by the H.E. President of the Republic of Egypt for his valuable contribution to maximizing the benefits from the precious drop of water. He was Vice President of ICID from 1986-1989.

 

Prof. D.J. Constable, Australia (1987-1990)

 

1Prof. Constable was born on 29 September 1928 in Victoria, Australia; received civil engineering degree from the Melbourne University, 1955; was Director Overseas Projects Corporation, Victoria. Has been Chairman of State Rivers and Water Supply Commission, Victoria (1983-1984); General Manager and Member of Board, Rural Water Commission, Victoria the successor body to SRWSG (1984-1987). He was Chairman of the Australian National Committee, ICID, and Vice President of ICID from 1987-1990.



 

Prof. L.S. Pereira, Portugal (1987-1990)

 

1Prof. Pereira was born on 13 August, 1942 in Elvas, Portugal; received doctoral degree in Hydrology from Zurich (1977) and post-doctoral degree in irrigation and drainage from Lisbon (1980); is Professor since 1970 and Head since 1983. Agricultural Engineering, Technical University, Lisbon; He was Director General, Hydraulics and Agriculture Engineering, Ministry of Agriuculture 1977-1980; member of the Research Centre, Scientific Board and several specialised committees; responsible since 1985 for research coordination orientation in irrigation and drainage at National Institute of Agriculture Research, etc. He was Vice President of ICID from 1987-1990.

 

Dr. H.M. Hill, Canada (1987-1990)

 

1Dr. Hill was born on 23 October 1934; received Athlone and NRC fellowships, and D. Phil. from Oxford (UK), 1966; has been Director General since 1977, Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Development and Operation of Programs for Soils Conservation and Water Development on the Canadian Prairies; Chairman Canadian National Committee, ICID; Member of many professional socieities; faculty, Universities of Waterloo and West Indies; has to his credit many papers and research reports on hydraulics, sediment transport, irrigation, drainage, land use, drought, soil conservation etc. He was Vice President of ICID from 1987-1990.

 

 

Mr. G. Manuellan, France (1989-1991)

 

1Mr. Manuellan was born in 1923, an Agricultural Engineer (1948) with specialization in land development and hydraulic engineering (1950), is General Advisor (Irrigation, drainage, dams, river training and river basin development) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of France; Member French National Committee on Water Legislation; Chairman AFEID; Member, Governing Board of the IIMI and Chairman, IIMI Program Committee; and with 38 years experience of hydraulic and agricultural engineering works, is consultant to several international, bilateral and multilateral organizations. He was Vice President of ICID from 1989-1991.

 

Mr. B.P. Bhatnagar, India (1989-1991)

 

1Mr. Bhatnagar was born in March 1933, obtained B.E. (Hons) (Civil) 1952; has been Secretary to Government, Irrigation Department, Rajasthan, since April 1988; and was Secretary to Government, Indira Gandhi Nahar Department, cum-Adminstrator and Chairman, Indira Gandhi Nahar Board (1986-1988); Chief Engineer-cum-Additional Secretary to Government, Irrigation Department, Rajasthan (1984-1986); Chief Engineer, Mahi Bajajsagar Project (1982-1984); Chief Engineer (WAPCOS); Pugyi Project Implementation and Coordination Committee, Burma (1975-1982). He was Vice President of ICID from 1988-1991.

 

 

Mr. Shams-ul-Mulk, Pakistan (1989-1992)

 

1Mr. Shams-ul-Mulk graduated in engineering in 1954 and joined the NWFP PWD (Irrigation Department) in Pakistan. In 1959 he joined the WAPDA and became Member and Managing Director (Water) in that organization. He has been associated with most of the dam projects in Pakistan. He has served as Chairman, Sarhad Development Authority, Peshawar (1976-1977), Chief Engineer/General Manager, Tarbela Dam Project (1979-81); Executive Director, Engineering and Consulting Associates, Nigeria Limited (1981-1987); and General Manager, Kalabagh Dam Project (1987-88). He was Vice President of ICID from 1989-1992.

Mr. Larry D. Stephens, USA (1989-1992)

 

1Mr. Larry D. Stephens, B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) and M.B.A. , is a General Engineer with the US Bureau of Reclamation since 1960. He joined the US National Committee of ICID in 1966, was appointed its Executive Secretary in 1971 and its Executive Vice President in 1984. He has attended all IECs since 1971, and was responsible for the successful planning and operations of the 12th Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, Fort Collins, 1984. He is the First Executive Vice President of the American Water Foundation established in 1984, Executive Director of the US National Committee of ICOLD since 1986, and a member of several professional societies. He was Vice President of ICID from 1989-1992.

 

Dr. M.H. Amer, Egypt (1989-1992)

 

7Dr. Amer holds B.Sc. Civil Engineering, M.Sc. in Irrigation, Ph.D. He is Director, Drainage Research Institute, Water Research Centre, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, Cairo. He has earlier served as drainage expert and project manager in FAO; as irrigation and drainage consultant in FAO and ILO; and as visiting Professor of hydraulics, drainage and groundwater. He has acted as Secretary of the Egyptian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) during the years 1969-1971 and 1977-1984, and later as President, ENCID. He has authored more than 30 technical papers and two books in the field of irrigation and drainage. He was Vice President of ICID from 1989-1992.

 

Dr. Istvan Ijjas, Hungary (1990-1993)

 

1Dr. Istvan Ijjas, Dipl. In Civil Engineering (1962), Dipl. In Economic Engineering (1967) and Ph.D. (Irrigation, 1968), is presently Professor of Water Resources Planning and Deputy Director, Institute of Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Budapest. His main field of interest is computers in Engineering applications. He is a member of many professional societies, has published many books and papers and is recipient of a number of awards. He was Vice President of ICID from 1990-1993.

 

Dr. Xu Zhifang, China (1990-1993)

 

1Dr. Xu Zhifang obtained his B.Sc. degree in Hydraulic Engineering in 1950 from Beijing University and Ph.D. in 1955 from Moscow Institute of Hydraulic Engineering. He is with the Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering since 1956 and professor at that University. An author of several books and technical papers and a member of a large number of professional committees, he has conducted and guided research in the fields of hydraulics, agriculture, irrigation and flood control. He was Vice President of ICID from 1990-1993.

 

 

Dr. J.A. Ortiz Fdz.-Urrutia, Spain (1991-1994)

 

1Dr. Ortiz was born in 1929, a graduate Agricultural Engineer (1958) and a Doctor of Agricultural Engineering (1962) from Madrid University, Spain. He served as Engineer-in-Charge of sugar beet farming (1959-1963); Engineer-in-Charge of Agronomy Application Service (1963-1967); Director of ASPA (196901972); Professor of CEDEX (1980-1990) and at University of Madrid (1988); Consultant, World Bank (1988) etc. A member of several professional societies. Dr. Ortiz has held various offices in the Spanish National Committee, ICID and AERYD, etc. He was Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works, Madrid. He was Vice President of ICID from 1991-1994.

 

Dr. M.S. Reddy, India (1991-1994)

 

1Dr. Reddy was born in 1936, did his B.E. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering in 1958 from Sri Venkateswara University, India. Starting his career as Design and Engineering Assistant in 1958 in the then Central Water and Power Commission, Government of India, became Chief Engineer (Designs) in 1985; and Member (Water Planning) in 1989 and Chairman in the Central Water Commission. He has been associated with the planning and design of several river valley projects in India. He has also served as Consultant with assignments abroad, and has authored several technical papers in the field of Civil Engineering designs, water resources management and planning, etc. He was Vice President of ICID from 1991-1994.

 

Dr. Mohamed Ait Kadi, Morocco (1992-1995)

 

2Dr. Mohamed Ait Kadi born in 1953, obtained his Master of Science degree from Paris, Doctorates Sciences Agronomiques' degree from Rabat, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Utah State University, USA. He has served on several advisory and planning Committees of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Morocco, as visiting professor in Italy, and has been in charge of the International Irrigation Centre of the Department de l'Equipment et de l'Hydraulique, Morocco. He has been actively associated with ICID activities through his membership of TAC and several Working Groups. He was Professor at the Instittute Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, Rabat. He was Vice President of ICID from 1992-1995.

 

Mr. Marcel Bitoun, USA (1992-1995)

 

1Mr. Marcel Bitoun obtained his degree of Hydraulic Engineer in Grenoble, France, in 1950. After working in Algeria and Israel on water supply and irrigation projects, he worked in Pennsylvania where he was in charge of planning and design of flood control. Mr. Bitoun joined Harza Engineering Company in Chicago in 1960 for a career of 26 years, with position of progressive importance. He was Vice President of Harza for 15 years from 1971-1986. Since 1986, Mr. Bitoun is a Director of Water Resources and Irrigation for Louis Berger International, Inc. in Washington, DC. He has been active with ICID for many years. He was President of US National Committee, ICID from 1984 to 1987. He was Vice President of ICID from 1992-1995.

 

Dr. Safwat Abdel-Dayem, Egypt (1992-1995)

 

1Dr. Safwat Abdel-Dayem, born 1943, received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in 1965 and Ph. D. degree in land drainage in 1984 from Cairo University. A land drainage specialist with experience in water management waterlogging and salinity control, Dr. Abdel-Dayem is Director, Drainage Research Institute, Cairo. He is consultant to FAO and has worked in many Middle East and African countries. He was lecturer of Irrigation and Drainage at a number of Egyptian Universities and international institutes and closely associated with ICID activities through his membership of ICID Working Groups,. He is author of over 40 technical papers and has contributed to some books on land drainage. He was Vice President of ICID from 1992-1995. Presently, he is working with the World Bank as Principal Drainage Specialist.

 

Prof. C. Fasso, Italy (1993-1996)

 

1Prof. C. Fasso, Born 1920, graduated in Hydraulic Engineering from Policnico of Milano, Italy in 1944. He was a Professor at the Agricultural School, Catholic University in Pacenza and at the Universities of Caglari and Mogadiscio. Somalia. He was Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Director of Department of Hydraulic, Environmental and Surveying Engineering in the Politecnico of Milano. He is a consulting engineer in the field of water resources, urban and industrial water supply and drainage, design and construction of dams, and irrigation systems. He was President, Committee for Engineering and Architecture of the National Research Council of Italy (1971-1980). He was Vice Chairman of Committee on Practices and Member, Working Group on Construction, Rehabilitation and Modernization of Irrigation Projects. He was Vice President of ICID from 1993-1996.

 

Dr. R. Nakamura, Japan (1993-1996)

 

1Dr. Nakamura was born in 1937, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering (Irrigation) in 1964, M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (Hydrology) in 1966 and Doctorate of Science in Agricultural Engineering (Hydrology) in 1969 from the University of Tokyo. He was Research Fellow Lecturer (1970-1979) , Assistant Professor (1979-1982) and Associate Professor (1982-1992) at the Agricultural Engineering Department of the University of Tokyo. He was Professor and Head of Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He has been associated with ICID since 1978 and was Vice President from 1993-1996.

 

Mr. Yu, Kuen-Hak, Korea (1993-1996)

 

1Mr. Yu, Kuen-Hak, born 1935, graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the Seoul National University (1960) and obtained a Diploma from Australia (1965). He has worked in the Rural Development Bureau (RDB) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and was Director, Special Area Development Division (1978-1980, 1983-1988, 1990), and Vice Director General (1990-1992) in the Bureau. He is the Vice President of Korean National Committee, ICID; President Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers; and Member, Korean Professional Engineers Association. Director General of RDB, MAFF, Korea. He was Vice President of ICID from 1993-1996.

Mr. Henry Tardieu, France (1994-1997)

 

1Henri Tardieu, General Manager of CACG, a privately managed company commissioned by the State (France) for Water Management and Rural Development. He obtained his engineering qualifications from Ecole Polytechnic in Paris in Civl, Rural, Water and Forest Engineering and joined the SATEC, Paris (Sociéte d’Aíde Technique et de Cooperation) in 1970 and worked in Africa (Senegal and Algeria) for four years and then joined CACG,Tarbes (Compagnie d’Amenagement des Coteaux de Gascogne) in 1974 as Head of the Hydraulics Department. He has been involved in engineering works of various irrigation and water management projects in France and/or abroad. He also works as Administrator of the Adour-Garonne Basin Agency participating in deliberations of the “Schema Directeur d’Aménagement et de Gestion des Eaux”.

 

He is a valued and active participant in ICID activities and is Vice President Hon. of ICID, in-charge of one of the strategic themes “Basin” (earlier Policy), and worked as President of the French National Committee of ICID (AFEID). He was the lead person for formulating the ICID Position Paper on “Irrigation and Drainage Services -Some Principles and Issues Towards Sustainability” jointly with ICID and the Task Force 3.

 

He has several publications to his credit in the field of Water Management, Hydraulics, Economics and Institutional Aspects.He has also been involved in the organization of international seminars and workshops.

 

Dr. Brane Ivan Maticic, Slovenia (1994-1997)


1Dr. Maticic was born in 1929, obtained his engineering graduate degree (1956), Master's degree in Agricultural Engineering (1964) and doctoral degree in Drainage Engineering (1974). He had studied in USA and The Netherlands for specialization. He has held several highest posts. He has been associated with ICID activities for a long time. He was Chairman of Slovenia National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (SLCID). Presently he is a Professor in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agrohydrology and Soil and Water Management, University of Ljubilana. He was Vice President of ICID from1994-1997.

 

Mr. Ramesh Chandra, India (1994-1997)


1Mr. Ramesh Chandra was born in 1939, possesses over 33 years of professional experience in the field of irrigation, drainage, flood management and water resources development, Mr. Chandra is B.E. (Hons.) In Civil Engineering (Roorkee, India) and M.Sc. (London, UK). Mr. Chandra was a Colombo Plan Fellow (1969-1970) in UK; Expert, Ministry of Water and Power, Government of Afghanistan (1974-1979); Director, Central Water Commission, India (1979-1982); and Director (1982-1986) and Commissioner (1986-1993), Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. Presenty Mr. Ramesh Chandra was Member (River Management) in the Central Water Commission, Government of India. He was Vice President of ICID from 1994-1997.

 

Dr. D.D. Zimbelman , USA (1995-1998)


1Dr. Zimbelman has over 30 years experience in hydraulic engineering, water resources planning and water resources systems operation and maintenance. He is active in community and professional activities. Currently serving as President of a local water advisory board and Faculty Affiliate at Colorado State University. He was also the President of the Board of Directors of US National Committee. Dr. Zimbelman is currently Associate General Manager , Chief Engineer and Treasurer of Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Loveland, USA. The District is responsible for operations and maintenance of the Colorado - Big Thompson and Windy Projects. He was Vice President of ICID from 1995-1998.

 

Dr. Fatma Abdel-Rahman Attia , Egypt (1995-1998)


1Dr. Fatma Abdel-Rahman Attia, born 1945, and obtained her B.Sc. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Cairo University, Egypt with specialisation in groundwater hydrology. She worked as Research Assistant (1966-72), Irrigation/Drainage Design Engineer (1974-1978); and Senior Research Engineer and Head of Department at Research Institute for Ground Water (RIGW) (1985-1990). She has been involved in several projects in collaboration with bilateral agencies and has acted as Advisor and Consultant to international organizations. Presently Dr. Attia is Director of RIGW and Director of Dutch-Egyptian Project on environmental management of groundwater resources. She was Vice President of ICID from 1995-1998.

 

Mr. Khalid Mohtadullah, Pakistan (1995-1998)


1Mr. Khalid Mohtadullah , born 1938, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Pakistan and M.S. degree from MIT, USA. He also completed the advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, Mass, USA. He has experience of over 35 years in various civil engineering fields and has worked on irrigation systems design and management, planning and preparation of irrigation and drainage projects, regional planning for water resources, and economic and technical monitoring and evaluation of water projects. He is a registered professional engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and Fellow of the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank. He has earlier worked as Director of Sarhad Development Authority, Peshawar, Principal, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)'s Senior Managers Staff College; General Manager (Planning) , WAPDA; and Director (Research) and Deputy Director General in IIMI, Mr. Mohtadullah was also Member and Managing Director (Water) of WAPDA, Pakistan. He was Vice President of ICID from 1995-1998. Presently he is working with Global Water Partnership as Executive Secretary.

 

Mr. C. Storsbergen, The Netherlands (1966-1999)


1Born 1931, did his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Rotterdam, The Netherlands and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1968. He has a wide experience in the field of civil engineering, irrigation and drainage, flood protection, etc. and has served in several countries like Iraq, Indonesia, Tanzania, Surinam, Jordan, Tunisia, Colombia, Guatemala, Belgium, Burundi, etc. in various positions. He started his career with military service in The Netherlands and then worked as design engineer in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, The Hague, (1952-53); Faculty Member in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology (1963-68) and thereafter joined DHV Consultants BV, The Netherlands. He has been a member of the Working Group on Construction, Rehabilitation, Modernization of Irrigation Projects of ICID since 1984 and Chairman since 1993. Presently Mr. Storsbergen is working as senior hydraulic engineer with DHV Consultants BV, The Netherlands. He was Vice President of ICID FROM 1996-1999.

 

Dr. Javad Farhoudi, Iran (1996-1999)


1Born August 1943, obtained his B.Sc. degree in irrigation engineering from Tehran University (1973) and Ph.D. in hydraulic structures from Southampton, UK (1979). Dr. Farhoudi has been engaged in research work in the field of civil engineering, especially hydraulics, and has taught in the subjects of hydraulics, irrigation and drainage engineering, sediment transport etc. both at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Dr. Farhoudi has contributed several papers for national and international journals, has organized many technical conferences and seminars and has participated in international conferences. Dr. Farhoudi served in various capacities such as, Deputy Minister for Water Affairs, Ministry of Energy (1983-88); Chancellor, University of Urmia, Iran (1990-82 and 1991-92); Chancellor, University of Union University of Technology, Iran (1992-93); Presently Dr. Farhoudi is Professor in the Irrigation Department, Urmia University, Iran. He was Vice President of ICID from 1996-1999.

 

Dr. Farhoudi was Chairman of the Working Group on Irrigated Agriculture under Drought and Water Scarcity (WG-IADWS) until 2000.

 

Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Dirksen, Germany (1996-1999)


1Born February 1940, obtained his Diploma in civil engineering from University of Karlsruhe and Doctorate in water resources management from University of Stuttgart. Dr. Dirksen has been associated with planning and design of waste water treatment plans, water supply systems (1967-70), and has worked as Senior Engineer and Assistant Professor at Institut für Wasserbau, University of Stuttgart (1970-77), and Managing Director and Member, Executive Board, German Center for International Training in Water and Waste Water Management (DZWA) from 1989-91. He has been associated with ICID since 1980 in various capacities such as Secretary of German National Committee of ICID; Member, Committee on Research and Development (1984-90); Member and Chairman of Working Group on Publication (1989-95); and Chairman of European Regional Working Group since 1995. Dr. Dirksen is presently Managing Director of German Association for Water Resources and Land Improvement (DVWK) since 1980. He was Vice President of ICID from 1996-1999.

 

Mr. Peter S. Lee, Great Britain (1997-2000)


1Mr. Peter S. Lee, born 1945, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. degree in Engineering Hydrology from the University of London. His areas of specialisation include water resources engineering, irrigation, land drainage and flood protection planning and management. Mr. Lee has held several positions in the Mott MacDonald Group, UK, including Chairman, Ewbank International Consultants (Dubai), Chairman, Mott MacDonald Thailand Pte Ltd, Chairman, Mottconsult Lda (Portugal), Chairman, Ewbank Preece O'hEocha (Ireland) and Director. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Middle East and Asia and was involved in several key projects in Pakistan from 1982-88. Mr. Lee is a member of Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He has been associated with ICID for a long time and was Chairman of British Section of ICID from 1992-95. He was ICID representative on the UK Institution of Civil Engineers' Water Board (1989-95). Mr. Lee has also been a member of the ICID Working Group on Operations, Maintenance and Management from 1992 and its Chairman from 1994; Member, Work Team on Public Relations and Publications; and Member, Work Team on Objectives and Strategies of ICID. Presently, Mr. Lee is resident in India as Managing Director of Mott MacDonald operations. He was Vice President of ICID from 1997-2000.

 

Mr. David Schalk van der Merwe, South Africa (1997-2000)

1Born 1940, obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture Engineering) and M.Sc. (Ag. Eng.) degrees from University of Pretoria, South Africa and started his career as an Agricultural Engineer. From 1963-67, he taught at the University of Pretoria and in 1969 registered as a Professional Engineer. He joined the Water Research Commission (WRC) as Chief Project Development Officer in 1976 and was promoted as Senior Adviser to WRC in 1979. Mr. van der Merwe has been involved in various research activities in irrigation, climatology, hydrology, groundwater, salinisation etc. He is a member of several professional societies in South Africa and aborad, including the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and South African Irrigation Institution.

 

Mr. van der Merwe has attended several ICID International Congresses and was instrumental in South Africa becoming a member of ICID. He is also the Chairman of the South African National Committee of ICID and a member of ICID Permanent Committee for Technical Activities, Vice Chairman of Africa Focus Group and Chairman of Working Group on Impacts of Drought on Irrigated Agriculture. He is also ICID Strategy Theme Leader on the subject: Systems. Currently Mr. van der Merwe is Deputy Executive Director of WRC since 1981. He is Vice President of ICID from 1997-2000.

 

Mr. Qishun Zhang, China (1997-2000)


1Born 1937 has a long experience of over 37 years in the field of research, design and construction related to irrigation, flood control and sedimentation. He has extensive experience of irrigation and drainage in the lower reach of Yellow river and has worked as an expert/team leader for many projects at home and abroad. He started his work with the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) as Engineer from 1958. He then worked with and became Vice Director of Institute of Planning and Design Research, Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power of China in December 1969. From 1979-84, he worked as Vice Director of the Department of Sedimentation Engineering at IWHR. Mr. Zhang is a member of IWRA, China Society for Sustainable Development and Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese National Committee of ICID. He has been associated with several UNDP, EC and ADB projects and is an expert of joint team of flood control and river training projects in Brahmaputra river in Bangladesh. Mr. Zhang has published several technical papers in the journals in China and abroad. Presently Mr. Zhang is Vice President of IWHR, China since January 1985. He is Vice President of ICID from 1997-2000.

 

Dr. Dia El-Din Ahmed El Quosy, Egypt (1998-2001)


1Born in 1941, obtained his B.Sc. Civil Engineering Degree from Assiout University (Egypt) in 1963 and Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) Degree from the University of Aston in Birmingham (UK) in 1979. During his career he has worked with the General Authority for Rehabilitation and Development of Agricultural Projects, Egypt (1963-75); Mohamed Al-Sabek, Architects, Planners and Consulting Engineers, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1983-85); Drainage Research Institute, Egypt (1980-91); and Water Management and Irrigation Systems Research Institute, Egypt (1991-93). He has a long experience as a Consultant, in which capacity he has worked for various projects in Egypt, Nubaria, Yemen, Libya, Kenya, Oman, etc. He has also acted as an Expert for WMO and FAO. Presently Dr. El Quosy is Director, Water Management and Irrigation Systems Research Institute, Egypt since 1993 and Deputy Chairman of National Water Research Center, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, Egypt since 1996. He is Vice President of ICID from 1998-2001.

 

Mr. Franklin E. Dimick, USA (1998-2001)


1Mr. Dimick obtained his B.E.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (USA). He has over 32 years of experience in water, land and power management which includes areas of water service contracts; operation and maintenance of water and power projects; water conservation practices, and designing and installing on-farm drainage systems. He worked with USBR for 30 years and retired as its Assistant Regional Director, Sacramento, CA. During his USBR service he was responsible for various operations at Coulee Dam, Washington; Provo, Utah; Carson City, Nevada; Washington D.C.; Sacramento, California; etc. Mr. Dimick has professional affiliations with American Society of Civil Engineers, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Nevada Water Resources Association, etc. He is Vice President of ICID from 1998-2001.

 

Eng. L.T. Wijesuriya, Sri Lanka (1998-2001)


1Mr. Wijesuriya born in 1940, obtained his B.Sc. (Engineering) from Sri Lanka and Diploma in Development from Cambridge, UK. Eng. Wijesuriya has 32 years experience as an Engineer in the State Service holding various posts and Managerial positions, including teaching and training assignments. He was Engineer and Assistant Engineer (1965-71) with the Irrigation Department; Assistant Secretary (Technical) in the Ministry of Irrigation, Powers and Highways (1971-75); Chief Engineer (Mahaweli) and Specialist Officer (1976-83); Deputy Director of Irrigation, Operations and Maintenance, Major Irrigation Rehabilitation and Training (1981-85) all in Sri Lanka. In 1995 he became Director and Head of the Institution, Irrigation Department. Eng. Wijesuriya has membership of several professional and scientific societies, including Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka; Archaeological Society of Sri Lanka; Organisation of Professional Associations, etc. and has been associated with the Sri Lankan National Committees of ICID and ICOLD. Presently Eng. Wijesuirya is Director General of Irrigation, Sri Lanka since 1996. He is Vice President of ICID from 1998-2001.

 

Mr. Ricardo Seguara Graino, Spain (1999-2002)


1Mr. Ricardo Graduated in 1968 from the High Technical School of Civil Engineering, Madrid after which he worked for 5 years for the private sector in the field of public works construction, in 1973, he joined as Engineer at the Project Department, Institute for Reform and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, where he worked until 1983. From 1983 to 1990 he held high ranking management posts at IRYDA and was responsible for management of irrigation areas. He worked as Chief Engineer of the irrigation service with the General Directorate of Hydraulic Works in the Ministry of Public Works and Environment from 1990-1993 and was responsible for supervision of projects. He became Deputy Director General of Hydrological Planning in 1993 where he was responsible for completing the National huydrological Plan and for coordination of Basin Hydrological Plans. He has been a member of several international missions for technical collaborations in the countries of Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, etc. He is author of several technical papers contributed to national and international conferences on irrigation and related subjects. He is also Vice President of Spanish Association on Irrigation and Drainage, and member of Water Mediterranean Institute. Spanish Association on Soil Mechanics and IWRA. He Vice President of ICID from 1999-2002.

 

Dato' Ir. Keizrul Bin Abdullah, Malaysia (1999-2002)


1Dato' Ir. Hj. Keizrul bin Abdullah, born December 1951, possesses B.E. (Hons.) degree in Civil Engineering from Malaya (1975) and M.Sc. (Water Resources Systems Engineering) from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (1991). He is Chairman, MANCID and was Chairman ICID's Asian Regional Working Group, Vice President, ICID (1999-2002). He has actively participated in ICID meetings and has been a member of several workbodies including PCTA (1990-1996).

 

Ir. Keizrul has presented papers on Irrigation, drainage, floods, rivers and water resources in conferences and seminars at national and international levels. He has been involved in the field of irrigation, drainage, river engineering, flood mitigation and water resources planning and development for the past 26 years. In the 1980's, he was the Chief Counterpart Officer of the National Water Resources Study. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee on the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO.

 

Presently Mr. Keizrul is Director General of Irrigation and Drainage Department, Malaysia since November 1997.

 

Prof. Ferenc Ligetvari, Hungary (1999-2002)


1Dr. Ligetvari was born in 1941, obtained the degree of Bechelor of Arts (Landscape Architecture - Soil Erosion) in 1966 from the College of Horticulture, Budapest. In 1972 he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts (Management) from Technical University of Budapest. He obtained Ph.D. degree in 1965 and D. Sc. Degree in 1996. He has been actively associated with the activities of the Hungarian National Committee from 1983 and was its Secretary General in 1993. He received the specialization and training in Soil Erosion, Road Construction, vineyard plantation etc. as a member of Development Institute of West Hungary (1966-69). From 1969-1987 he became associated with the University of Horticulture and held various positions from Assistant to Associate Professor and Head of Agrometeorological and Water Management Department (1966-87). In 1987 he joined Pannon Univesity of Agriculture as Head of Water Management and Amelioration Department where he was involved with irrigation and soil conservation areas. Prof. Ligetvari is a member of Society of Technical and Natural Sciences and European Soil Conservation Association. He was elected Dean, Faculty of Environmental and Water Management, Agricultural University of Debrecen in 1994. He is Vice President of ICID from 1999-2002.

 

Prof. Soon-kuk Kwun, Korea (2000-2003)


kwunProf. Soon-kuk Kwun born April 1942, obtained his B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Seoul National University in 1964, M.S. degree from Colorado State University (USA) in 1974 and Ph.D. from Iowa University (USA) in 1980. Prof. Kwun started his career as Research Scientist in the Department of Irrigation and Drainage at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Utilization in the Office of Rural Development and worked there for 1967-1980. Prof. Kwun is a member of American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Director of Korean Society of Environment Agriculture, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Chairperson of Advisory Committee on Inspection Body of large size of National Project, Chairperson of Council of Green Village etc. He has been closely associated with ICID activities as member of the Working Group on Environmental Impacts and in the organizing committee for hosting ICID conferences, such as the one for 1st Asian Regional Conference to be held in Seoul. He is the recipient of Korean Society of Agriculture Engineers Award for Academic Achievements (1989) and Grand Prize of Rural Development of Agricultural Development Corporation, Korea (1999). He has published a large number of technical papers in national and international conferences and has authored several books in the field of hydrology, environmental engineering, agricultural water use etc.

 

Prof. Kwun is presently Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, Seoul National University from 1980.

 

Prof. Chandra Alastair Madramootoo, Canada (2000-2003)


Dr. MadramootooProf. Chandra Alastair Madramootoo, born on December 1954, holds a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University, Canada. Prof. Madramootoo is an internationally recognized expert in irrigation, drainage and flood control and is recipient of many awards, including 1992 Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the year award from CSAE, Young Engineer of the Year Award from American Society of Agricultural/Biological Engineering. He also received an award in 1996 from ICID in recognition of his outstanding professional contribution to the Commission's work. Dr. Madramooto has had an excellent academic record and is a member of several professional societies. He has contributed over 200 papers in the field of irrigation, drainage water quality, environmental impacts etc. and has authored of several books, individually and jointly. His association with ICID and its Working Group have been long.

 

Prof. Madramootoo is presently Professor of Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering in McGill University and Director of Brace Centre for Water Resources Management in McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 

Prof. Hector Malano, Australia (2000-2003)


Prof. MalanoProf. Hector Malano, born October 1948, graduated in Agricultural Engineering from National University of Cordoba, Argentina in 1973. He obtained his Master of Science Degree in 1982 and Ph.D. in 1986 from Utah State University (USA). He started his academic career as Assistant Professor of Irrigation and Drainage at National University of Cordoba and later as Research Assistant at International Irrigation Centre in Utah State University in 1982. Prof. Malano is a member of Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture, ASAE and ASCE. His specialization includes on-farm water management, OMM of irrigation systems, integrated river basin management and modeling of irrigation systems. He has been an Advisor to several international technical missions in various countries and has contributed over 50 publications.

 

Presently, Dr. Malano is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental and Director of International Technology Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Shigetaka Taniyama, Japan (2001-2004)

 

Dr. TaniyamaDr. Taniyama, born in January 1935, holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Taniyama has worked as Executive Director in Water Resources Development Public Corporation, Deputy Director General, Director General, and Director in Agricultural Structural Improvement Bureau - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery in Japan. Dr. Taniyama is a member of several professional societies, as also of oversees technical cooperation agencies. He has contributed several papers and books in the field of water quality, design and construction of rock filled dams and rural development etc. Dr. Taniyama has participated in several ICID Conferences and is member of ASRWG and PFC.

 

Dr. Taniyama is presently Advisor of the Japanese Association of Rural Sewerage Cooperation and also President of the Japanese Association of ICID.

 

Ing. Manual Contijoch Escontria, Mexico (2001-2004)


1Ing. Manual Contijoch Escontria, born in July 1949, Graduated in Civil Engineering from National University of Mexico and obtained Masters Degree in Planning at the University College in London, UK. Ing. Contijoch has occupied several positions in the Mexican Federal Administration. He has worked as General Coordinator of the Integrated Rural Development Programme for the Humid Tropics, Coordinator of Technology on Irrigation and Drainage in the Mexican Institute of Water Technology, South-East Regional Manager for National Water Commission, Coordinator of Advisors of the General Director of the National Water Commission, General Sub-Director of Hydro-Agricultural Infrastructure and General Director of Trust Fund for Share Risk since 1995. Ing. Contijoch is a member of several professional societies. He has published documents and papers on hydro-agricultural and rural development topics. He has participated in several ICID Conferences and has organised several meetings to foster national and international technological exchange. He is also a member of EB-JOUR.

 

Ing. Contijoch is presently General Director of FIRCO (Trust Fund for Share Risk) acting as a Technical Agent of the Agricultural, Livestock and Rural Development Ministry, Mexico. He is also President of the Mexican National Committee of ICID (MXCID).

 

Dr. Saeed Nairizi, Iran (2001-2004)

 

Dr. NariziDr. Nairizi, born in 1946, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Ahwaz University, Iran in 1968, Post Graduate Diploma in Soil and Water Engineering, from Cranfield Institute of Technology, England in 1974 and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Southampton University in 1977. Dr. Nairizi started his career as Agricultural Extension Officer in 1969 and since then he has worked in several academic and managerial positions in Iran. Dr. Nairizi is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, European Water Resources Association and many other professional societies. He has been closely associated with ICID activities as member of ST-ARAL, WT-PQW, WG-ON-FARM, EB-JOUR. He is also Chairman of WG-IADWS. He is actively involved with various activities of Iranian National Committee (IRNCID). He has published several technical papers in English and Farsi and has authored books in Farsi in the field of irrigation and drainage.

Dr. Nairizi is presently Managing Director with TOSS-AB Consulting Engineers in Iran.

 

Prof. Cai Lingen, China (2002-2005)

 

1Born November 1940, obtained his Master’s Degree in Hydrogeology and Ground Water Hydraulics from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, studied as a visiting scientist in University of Arizona, USA and CSIRO, Australia, and has more than 35 years of research and project implementation experience in the field of groundwater development, irrigation and drainage. He has worked as Research Engineer, Senior Engineer, Chief Engineer and Professor of Department of Irrigation and Drainage in China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR). At IWHR, Prof. Cai has been responsible for organizing and executing national and international research projects.

 

Prof. Cai has been actively involved in ICID activities since 1986, worked as Executive Secretary of Chinese National Committee of ICID (CNCID) for more than 10 years and is now Vice Chairman of CNCID. In July 2002 he was elected as Vice President of ICID for a term of three years, authored/co-authored more than 60 papers and several books in the field of water and soil management for agriculture.

 

Engr. I.K. Musa, Nigeria (2002-2005)


1Engr. I.K. Musa, born September 1952, holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Shefield, UK (1977). He has been the Chairman of Nigerian National Committee, ICID since 1994, Vice Chairman, PFC (1994-1996), Vice Chairman, AFRWG (1994-1996), and Chairman of AFRWG since 1996. He has published 26 papers in journals/conferences.

 

Mr. Musa has worked as Assistant General Manager, General Manager, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - Niger Basin Development Authority. Member of Governing Council of Yaba College of Technology (1986-1990); Member of Board of Directors of Chad Basin Development Authority (1993-1995); Member of the Joint Committee on the Review of Commercialisation of River Basin Development Authorities (1995-1996); Member of the Joint Committee on the Optimisation of Resources of River Basin and Rural Development Authorities (1997); Member of West African Sub-Regional Expert Consultation on Water and Food and Rural Development, 1999; and Member of Board of Directors Upper Niger River Basin and Rural Development Authority, Minna (2000 to date). He is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) since 1999.

 

Presently Engr. Musa is Federal Director of Irrigation and Drainage, Nigeria.

 

Prof. André Musy, Switzerland (2002-2005)


1Prof. André Musy, born September 1945, has obtained Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Hydrology and Agricultural Engineering. He has Published 70 papers and 110 Communications, 4 books, has been a co-author of several books, and has organized international conferences. He was Senior Chief Scientist (EPFL) 1976-978; Chief Technical Advisor of a WMO/UNDP in Guinea (1978-1981); Director of Applied Research in Agrometeorology and Operational Hydrology, Nigeria (1981-1983); Professor at the EPFL since 1983; Expert in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Expert to the WMO/UNDP in the field of his professional activities such as Soil Physics, agrology, and Hydro-pedology, rural landscape management; soil science, soil and water management, agricultural engineering, Hydrology and Hydraulics applied in rural and sub-urban areas.

 

Prof. Musy is a Member of IASS; CIGR, ICID, EURAGENG; ORSTOM (France); CEMAGREF (France); AIH (USA); ASAE; IAH (India); Member of the Consulting Editorial Board of Journal of Irrigation and Drainage System, Journal of Water Science and International Electronic Journal of Agriucltural. He is Chairman, Swiss National Committee of ICID since 1988.

 

At present Prof. Musy is Director, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Switzerland and Professor in Agricultural Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Dr. Alain Vidal, France (2003-2006)


Dr. VidalDr. Alain Vidal, holds Agronomy Engineer (1984), Agricultural and Environmental Engineer (1985); Ph. D. in Water Science and Remote Sensing (1989) and Research advisor Degree in Sciences (1990). At present, he is Head of European and International Affairs Office, Cemagref, Montpellier and Antony, France. He was associated with AFEID since 1992, and was Vice Chairman AFEID in 1998. He is the Chairman of WG-ILWRM, Vice-Chairman PCTA and earlier associated with ICID work bodies WG-YPF, WG-WATS. He was General reporter of Special Session of Montreal Congress. He has contributed several Technical Papers for ICID Conferences.

 

 

Mr. R. Jeyaseelan, India (2003-2006)


Mr. JeyaseelanMr. R. Jeyaseelan, born 1946, is Chairman, Central Water Commission. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the University of Madras in the year 1967. He completed Master of Technology in Structural Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in the year 1969 and obtained postgraduate Diploma in Hydropower from Norwegian Technical Institute, Trodheim in the year 1979.

 

Mr. Jeyaseelan joined the Central Water Commission in December 1969 as Assistant Director and has held various positions in the department and handled several prestigious project responsibilities. Apart from his responsibilities at various levels in CWC, he has held the post of Director, Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune, on additional charge, for over a year and the additional charge of Executive Member, Narmada Control Authority (NCA), Indore for eighteen months. He has also worked with the Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS) for about seven years on consultancy assignments in India and abroad.

Mr. Jeyaseelan has wide experience in the field of Water Resources Development, Planning, Design, Monitoring and related research. His fields of specializations are; Planning and Design of Hydro-power Schemes, Hydrological Observations, Flood forecasting and Monitoring of Projects.

 

Mr. Jeyaseelan has travelled widely including United Kingdom, United States of America, Columbia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Mozambique, Oman, Japan, Norway, China and France under various programmes.

Mr. Jeyaseelan has participated in a number of National and International seminars and Symposia and has contributed over a dozen of technical papers. He is also member of several professional bodies.


Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny, Uzbekistan (2003-2006)


1Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny, born April 1934, holds Master's Degree in Civil Engineering (1957), Ph. D. (1972), Dr. Sc. (1990). At present, Director of Scientific Information Centre of International Water Commission for Aral Sea Basin (SIC/ICWC) since 1993 was Chairman of a topic in 1975 Congress in Moscow and 1978 Congress in Athens, Chairman of Scientific Committee of First Afro Asian Regional Conference of ICID in 1976; Member of ICID Advisory Group of IPTRID; Member and Deputy Chair of ST-ARAL of ICID. Contributed several Technical Papers in ICID Conferences.

 

 

 

Dr. YooMan HUH, Rep. of Korea (2004-2007)


YoomanDr. YooMan HUH, born October 1944, obtained Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural/Civil Engineering from Korea. He started his career as Engineer in United Nations Korea Upland Development and Watershed Management Project, UNDP/Korea (1971-1974); Lecturer, College of Agriculture, Seoul National University (1978-1979); Engineer in Farmland Development and Reclamation Division and Special Area Development Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (1974-1987); Deputy Director, Rural Community Development Planning and Policy Making, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (1987-1995); Director, Farmland Rearrangement Division, Agricultural Policy Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (1995-1997); Director, Rural Water Resources Division, Rural Development Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (1997-1999); and Director General, Rural Research Institute, Korea Agricultural and Rural Infrastructure Corporation (KARICO) (2000-2003).

Dr. HUH is presently Honorary Chairman of Korean National Committee of ICID; Member of Steering Committee for Frontier Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology; Vice President of Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers; Vice President of Korean Society of Rural Development Planning; Member of Korean Society for Biological Production Facilities and Environmental Control; and Member, Saemangeum Environmental Committee, Office of Prime Minister.

 

Dr. HUH has been actively involved in ICID actives since 1992 and has participated in numerous activities of ICID and other bodies, both internationally and nationally. He has published several papers, has been a co-author and author of more than 10 publications in the field of agricultural engineering.

 

Dr. Hussein Ehsan El-Atfy, Egypt (2004-2007)


1Dr. El-Atfy, born January 1949, obtained Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Water Resources Management from Cairo University. He started has career as Civil Engineer, Ministry of Defence (1971-1975) and worked in various capacities as Civil Engineer, Design Office, the Egyptian Public Authority for Drainage Projects (1975-1977); Assistant Director of Works, Drainage Research Institute, Water Research Centre, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources (1977-1980); Technical Assistant, The International Center of Hydrology, Padova, Italy (1980-1983); Director of Works, Drainage Research Institute (1983-1987); Drainage Expert, Integrated Soil and Water Improvement Project (Egyptian-Canadian Project) (1987-1991); Head of Covered Drainage Division and Director of the Pilot Area and Drainage Technology Project (Egyptian-Dutch Project) (1988-1991); Deputy Director, Drainage Research Institute (1991-1995); Secretary General, National Water Research Centre (1995-1997); Under Secretary of State for Minister's Office Affairs, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (1997-2000).

Dr. El-Atfy is associated with several professional committees, such as Syndicate of Engineers, Irrigation Society of Egypt, Steering Committee for Water and Land Policies, Steering Committee for Water Boards Project, etc.

 

Dr. El-Atfy is involved with several ICID workbodies and is Chairman of WT-WATS since 2001. He has published more than 30 papers in different journals and proceedings and authored the Book of "Land Drainage in Egypt".

 

At present Dr. El-Atfy is Sector Head, Minister's Technical Office, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt and Secretary of Egyptian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID).

 

Dr. Georgi Georgievich Guluyk, Russia (2004-2007)

 

Dr. GuluykDr. Guluyk, born July 1944, has obtained Master's Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering. He started his career as Superintendent of Ezemirski Building and Assembly Administration of "Brestvodstroi" Trust, Buelorussia (1969-1973) and worked as Chief Engineer, Head of Mobile Mechanized Column-8 of "Brestvodstroi" Trust, Buelorussia (1973-1977); Head of the Association "Vologdamelioratsia" and Deputy Chairman of Regional Agroindustrial Complex-Chairman of the Association "Vologdaagrostroi" (1977-1988); Deputy Head of Glavnechernozemmeliovodkhoz at the State Agroindustrial Committee of Nonchernozem Zone of the Russian Federation (1988-1989); Deputy Chairman of the State Agroindustrial Committee of Nonchernozem zone of the Russian Federation and Head of Glavnechernozemmeliovodkhoz (1989-1991); Head of "Glavnechernozemmeliovodkhoz" at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation (1990-1991); Chairman of the Management Board of the State Concern "Centrinzhselstroi" (1991-1992).

 

Dr. Guluyk is involved with several ICID workbodies and actively participated in numerous activities, both internationally and nationally. He is the guiding force behind the Russian version of the Multilingual Technical Dictionary. He has published more than 15 papers and has organized international conferences.

 

Dr. Guluyk is a member of Editorial Board of Bimonthly Russian Journal "Land Reclamation and Water Management, and Full Member of the Academy of Water Management Sciences. He is presently Head of the Department of Land Reclamation and Water Management of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation; Chairman of Russian National Committee of ICID; and Deputy Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation.

 

Dr. Mark Svendsen, USA (2005-2008)


Dr. SvendsenDr. Svendsen received his M.S. from Colorado State University in Water Resource Systems Engineering in 1976 and Ph. D. in Soil and Water Engineering and Tropical Agriculture from Cornell University in 1983. Presently he is the President of the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) and a member of the ICID Working Group on Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (WG-ILWRM). Dr.Svendsen has been involved in many international development works throughout his career.

 

Dr.Svendsen has worked in USAID/Washington, managing irrigation assistance projects in the Asian region, in irrigation and water policy research with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and in the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). For the past 11 years he has worked as an independent consultant to governments and international lenders in the field of water resource planning and management. Dr.Svendsen has work experience in more than 25 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and professional papers and organized and facilitated more than 20 professional workshops and conferences. He is an Associated Editor of the journal Irrigation and Drainage Systems and a member of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA).

 

Mr. F.B. Reinders, Republic of South Africa (2005-2008)


1Mr. Reinders (b. December 1955) obtained B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) in 1979 and has a total of 25 years professional experience in the field of irrigation and drainage. Presently, he is Chief Engineer in the Agricultural Research Council of Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ARC-IAE) and coordinates engineering programmes viz. irrigation engineering, resource conservation, crop production mechanization, development, testing and designing. He has represented South Africa on many international committees on irrigation matters. Mr. Reinders has served as the Chairperson of the South African National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (1999-2002) and is Chairperson (since 2004) of the ICID Working Group on On-Farm Irrigation Systems (WG-ON-FARM). He is a member of ICID's Permanent Committee on Technical Activities (PCTA) since 1999. Mr. Reinders has designed and developed irrigation equipments/technologies and is author of many scientific and semi-scientific papers and articles in the field of irrigation. Mr. Reinders is a recipient of many prestigious professional awards.

 

Dr. Gao Zhanyi, P.R. of China (2005-2008)


1Dr. Gao Zhanyi (b. April 1962) obtained his B.Sc (Water Resources Engineering) in 1984 and M.Sc (Iirrigation and Drainage Engineering) in 1989. He has received advanced training in the Division of land and Water CSIRO, Australia (1995-1996). Presently, Dr. Zhanyi is Director in National Center for Efficient Irrigation Technology Research and Department of Irrigation and Drainage, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. He is Vice Chairman as well as Secretary General of Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID). Dr. Zhanyi has served as Chairman (2002-2003) of ICID's Working Group on Young Irrigation Professionals Forum (WG-YPF), and as Convenor (2002-2005) of the Committee on Congresses/ Conferences (C-CONGR). He is a member of ICID Work Team on Use of Poor Quality Water for Irrigation (WT-PQW), since 1999. He is the winner of ICID's WatSave Young Professionals Award (1999). Dr. Zhanyi has authored many technical papers related to irrigation and drainage and has edited/translated and published technical documents in Chinese.

 

Dr.-Ing. Eiko Lübbe, Germany (2006-2009)


Dr. LubbeDr. Lübbe (Born in 1946), graduated in Civil Engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from Technical University of Hannover. He further obtained Dr. Ing. in Hydrology.

 

At present, he is working as Chairman of the German National Committee of ICID (GECID) and Head of Division of Water Management Issues in Rural Areas, Coastal Protection, Transport, Post and Telecommunication at Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in Germany. He has attended numerous ICID IECs and Congresses. He is a member of WG-ENV since 1997, and Chairman of ERWG since 2002. He organized ICID 21st European Regional Conference (2005) in Germany and Poland.

Previously, he was Assessor for Civil Service, Federal State Govt., Northshire. He worked on water resources and waste management issues for Regional Govt., Cologne. Since 1980 he was working in the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, where he is now heading the division of Water Management Issues in Rural Areas, Coastal

 

Protection, Transport, Post and Telecommunication. In this capacity, he is also the chairman or member of several Working Groups at national and international level, mainly dealing with inland and coastal flood protection, drinking and wastewater management, surface and ground water quality management and agricultural water management. He has worked for the World Bank in Greece and Poland and in Russia for the EU.

 

Dr. Karim Shiati, Iran (2006-2009)


1Dr. Shiati (born in 1951) obtained B.Sc. in Irrigation Engineering (1969-1973, Iran); M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering (1977, The Netherlands); and Ph.D in Water Resources Environment (1991, The Netherlands).

 

At present, he is working as Project Manager / Coordinator of Sustainable Development of Aras Border River Project, YEKOM Consulting Engineering, Iran. Dr. Shiati is a member of ICID Workbodies ASRWG and WG-PQW.

 

His work experience includes - (1) Director of Water Resources Department (1991-till date); (2) Project Manager/Coordinator of Central Consultant for Irrigation Improvement Project (1993-2001); (3) Project Manager of Diversion Dams and Irrigation and Drainage Networks for Jereh, Khesht and Dulaki Plains, Phase II studies (1984-1987); (4) Senior Water Resources Engineer in Ministry of Agricultural Jihad & Japan International Corporation Agency (1984); and (5) Water Resources Engineer (1977-1983).

 

Ir. Mohd. Azhari bin Ghazalli, Malaysia (2006-2009)


1Ir. Mohd. Azhari bin Ghazalli has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (1978) from Brighton in UK and M.Sc. in Irrigation Management (1994) from Melbourne, Australia.

 

At present, he is working as Director in Irrigation and Agricultural Drainage Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries in Malaysia and is responsible for Irrigation and Agricultural Drainage Development of the country. He is also involved in the field of irrigation, drainage, river engineering, flood mitigation and water resources at various positions and capacities within the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID).

 

Ir. Ghazalli is involved in ICID activities since 1996 and has attended every ICID conference since then. At present, he is working in three ICID workbodies viz. ASRWG, WG-SDTA and C-CONGR. His contributions to ICID include organizing workshops, seminars, talks, discussions, papers and projects on irrigation and drainage at local, regional and international level. He is currently Chairman of MANCID.

 

Prof. Peter Kovalenko, Ukraine (2007-2010)

 

Prof. Peter KovalenkoProf. Peter Kovalenko (b. 1939) obtained his M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering (Irrigation and Drainage, 1962); and Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Irrigation and Drainage, 1970). At present, he is working as Director of the Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation, Ukraine. Prof. Kovalenko is Vice-Chairman of WG-ON-FARM, member of ERWG and Chairman of the European Work Team on Sustainable Irrigation Management, besides being President of the Ukraine National Committee of ICID (UKCID). He has participated in numerous ICID IECs and Congresses. His work experience includes (i) Head of Department of Water Distribution Management Engineer, Ukraine State Institute of Designing of Water Economy (1962-1974); (ii) Director of the Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation (1974 till date); (iii) Chief of the Branch for Agriculture, Ukraine Academy for Agrarian Sciences (`1996-2006); and (iv) Member of the Presidium, Ukraine Academy for Agrarian Sciences (2006 till date). He has supervised 32 Ph.D. and 3 D.Sc. candidates, besides publishing more than 300 scientific papers including 15 monographs and 20 patents.

 

Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany, Indonesia (2007-2010)

 

Dr. A. Hafied A. GanyDr. A. Hafied A. Gany (b.1944) obtained his M.Sc. from University of Southampton, UK (1979); and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. majoring Engineering, Economics, Sociology, and Demography at the University of Manitoba, Canada, with commendation. (Previously, In 1982, he obtained a Ph.D. at the Columbia Pacific University, California - USA, majoring Irrigation Development.); Alumnus with commendation, of The Indonesian Supreme Civil Servant's College (SPATI-II), National Institute of Civil Administration (LAN) 1996-97. At present, he is working as Supreme HRD Instructor (Widyaiswara Utama) Ministry of Public Works, majoring Water Resources and Irrigation Development and Management since 2003. Dr. Gany is a member of ICID WG-HIST since 2005 besides being Secretary General of Indonesian National Committee of ICID (INACID, 1993-1999) and President of INACID since 1999. He has participated in numerous ICID IECs and Congresses and published more than 100 professional papers, eight books. Previously Dr. Gany was Director of Water Resources Management and Conservation, Ministry of Public Works (1995-1999); Deputy Director General of Water Resources Development (1999-2000); Assistant Deputy of Water Resources Protection and Conservation, State Ministry of Public Works (2000-2001); Director of Research Institute for Water Resources (2001-2002); Executive Secretary of the Directorate General of Research and Development, Ministry of Public Works (2002-2003). Government of Indonesia awarded him 'Presidential Award' in 1996 for his 30 years of outstanding services to the government and in 1999 for National Development Contribution.

 

Engr. Dr. Illahi B. Shaikh, Pakistan (2007-2010)

 

Dr. Illahi B. ShaikhEngr. Dr. Illahi B. Shaikh obtained has a Ph.D. (Water Resources Management); a Masters in Business Administration (MBA); a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. At present, he is working as Chief Engineering & Adviser/Chairman Federal Flood Commission, Government of Pakistan. Dr. Shakih is a Convener of C-CONGR and member of WG-ENV, WG-HIST and WG-CAFM, besides Chairman of Pakistan National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (PANCID). He has participated in numerous ICID IECs and Congresses. Dr. Shaikh has over 33 years of experience in the field of Project Management, Coordination, Planning and Supervision of Medium size and Mega Projects in Public and Private Sector. His work experience includes : Civil Engineer at Community Maintenance Development Corporation; Civil Engineer at Community Maintenance Department ARAMCO Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Project Director at Sea Water Pump House (Mini Barrage), Karachi; Chief Engineer / Federal Coordinator for 10 years on the Flood Projects of Pakistan; Secretary Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Water and power; Federal Coordinator National Drainage Programme and Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Water; Engineering Advisor (Civil) Ministry of Water and Power, Islamabad; and Federal Coordinator for a Mega Project of Irrigation and Drainage Programme (NDP).

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Samia El-Guindy, Egypt (2008-2011)


GuindyDr. Samia El-Guindy obtained her Ph.D in Land Reclamation from Martin Luther University, Germany (1976). Currently, Dr. El-Guindy is an Emeritus Professor in the National Water Research Center, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt and Director of the Egyptian Dutch Advisory Panel Project on Water Management / APP. She participated in various events of ICID and also served as member of workbodies. She received the prestigious Egyptian National Award in Agriculture Science (Soil and Water Science) in the year1986 and Certificate of Honour from H.E. President Hosny Mobarak in 1990. Dr. El-Guindy has published over 200 reports, which includes journal articles and scientific researches in the different fields of water management. She holds membership in the Egyptian and Global Water Partnership as well as many other national professional organizations and scientific associations.

 

Mr. Shinsuke Ota, Japan (2008-2011)


VPH OtaMr. Shinsuke Ota graduated in Agricultural Engineering from Kyoto University in the year 1972. He also served as the Secretary General of JNC-ICID from 1997-1998. Mr. Ota had worked for Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for 32 years and was engaged in Design, Planning and Policy Making concerning agriculture and rural development in Japan. He also held very prestigious position in the Japanese Government. Mr. Ota actively participated in several events of ICID including IECs and Congresses. He established the International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields (INWEPF) besides being the member of workbodies of ICID.

 

 

Prof. Ing. Lucio Ubertini, Italy (2008-2011)


UbertiniProf. Ubertini graduated in Engineering from University of Rome in the year 1966. Presently, he is the Director, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the National Research Council (IRPI/CNR), Italy. He attended various ICID events and actively contributed to various workbodies. Dr. Ubertini was Vice President, ITAL-ICID from 1994-2000 and President, ITAL-ICID from 2000-2007. Over the past 35 years, he has progressively equipped advanced level of knowledge in hydrology, water and environmental resources management within a multidisciplinary context and developed a rich international network of experts both at international and individual levels. He holds the membership of various professional bodies. Prof. Ubertini authored and co-authored more than 150 national and international Scientific and Technical Publications and also edited a number of books.

 

Dr. Willem F. Vlotman, Australia (2009-2012)

 

VP VlotmanDr. Willem F. Vlotman (born in 1952) obtained B.Sc. Civil Engineering (1975), M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering (1982), Ph.D Irrigation and Agricultural Engineering (1985), and MBA, Agribusiness (2004)

 

At present he is working as Assistant Director Environmental Hydrology, Basin Plan Division of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Canberra , ACT, Australia. Dr. Vlotman is the Theme Leader of 'Systems' of ICID, Chairman Working Group on Drainage (WG-DRG), Secretary, Working Group on Modernization of Irrigation Services (WG-MIS) and Observer, Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG).

 

He has more than 34 years of experience in channel hydraulics and hydrology; water simulation models, water management; application of chain management; optimizing crop production; computer programming and modern computer software applications; extensive experience in Institutional Strengthening and Organizational Development of research organizations, Human Resources Unit and Marketing and Public relations Unit.

 

Dr. Vlotman is also associated with various professional societies which includes IAL; AWA, USCID, ASCE, and Toastmasters International. Dr. Vlotman authored and co-authored 2 books, over 70 reports and working papers, more than 50 technical papers.

 

Dr. Laszlo G. Hayde, Hungary (2009-2012)

 

HaydeDr. Laszlo G. Hayde, Hungary (b. in 1958) obtained Doctorate in Fluid Mechanics from Technical University of Budapest (1995), M.Sc. in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Hydraulic Engineering (1982).

Presently, Dr. Hayde is working as Senior Lecturer in Irrigation Engineering, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands. Dr. Hayde has been associated with ICID since 1998. He has been Secretary General of HUCID (2000-2004) and was elected as Vice President of HUCID in 2008. Dr. Hayde is Secretary of European Regional Working Group (ERWG), Member of Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) and Permanent Finance Committee (PFC). He was chief editor of the ICID Publication Danube Valley, History of Irrigation and Flood Control (2004). He was also an Observer on erstwhile ICID Working Group on Capacity Building, Training and Education (WG-CBTE).

 

Dr. Hayde has more than 27 years experience in consulting, education and research in water and environmental planning and management, hydraulic engineering, fluid mechanics, EU Water Framework Directive, environmentally sound solutions in Hydraulic engineering, environmental impacts and assessment; 19 years experience in education management, organizations of education programmes, curricula development. He is also associated with various professional societies.

 

Mr. A.K. Bajaj, India (2009-2012)

 

BajajMr. A.K. Bajaj, India (b. in 1951) obtained B.E. Hons. in Mechanical Engineering and M. Tech in Fluids Engineering and Water Resources subjects.

 

Mr. Bajaj retired as the Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) and Ex-officio Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources. He is also a member of Permanent Committee for Technical Activities (PCTA), Permanent Finance Committee (PFC) and ICID Staff Committee (SC).

 

Mr. Bajaj has more than 35 years of experience in Planning, design and conceptualization of Water resources of the country at macro level, appraisal of major and medium multipurpose water resources projects, undertaking flood management activities on an annual basis and advising the Central Government. He holds membership of various professional societies.

 

 

Dr. Ragab Ragab, UK (2010-2013)

 

Dr Ragab RagabDr. Ragab (born in 1949) obtained BSc. in Soil and Water Sciences (1970), MSc. in Irrigation (1974), and Ph.D, in Rural Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium (1982).

 

At present he is the Chairman of the British National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID-UK) and working as Head, Water, Soil and Landscapes Group at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, CEH, (Natural Environment Research Council, NERC) Wallingford, UK. Dr. Ragab is the Chairman, WG-PQW and WG-CROP and Member WG-DROUGHT. He has more than 40 years of experience in irrigation, drainage, catchment’s hydrology, remote sensing application in hydrology, integrated water management, climate change impact on water resources, soil-water-plant- atmosphere relations, rainfall harvesting, use of poor quality water (saline/brackish, treated waste water) for crop production, organic farming and urban hydrology.

 

Dr. Ragab is also associated with many professional organizations which include: British Society of Soil Science Society (BSSS), American Society of Agronomy  (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and European Soil Science Society. Dr. Ragab actively participated in several events of ICID including IECs and Congresses. He also Authored and Co-Authored numerous scientific papers and Editor and Co-Editor of several special issues of International Journals as well as Conference Proceedings.

 

Engr. Husnain Ahmad, Pakistan (2010-2013)

 

Engr. Husnain AhmadEngr. Ahmad obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore; a Master Degree in Business Administration from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales; Master Degree in Computer Sciences; and Fellowship of Institute of Professional Financial Managers, London. He authored more than eight technical publications and was awarded a gold medal for his contributions. Ever since he came into the fold of PEC in1991, he actively participated in all major events.

 

He is also associated with various professional societies which include: Member Governing Body of Pakistan Engineering Council, Member Executive Council Institute of Engineers Pakistan, Member, Governing Body Government Engineering Academy, Punjab, Elected Vice President, Britannia Alumni Association of Pakistan (BAAP) and life Member of Old UETians Association. Engr. Ahmad has the honour of also getting elected as President Pakistani Students Society and National Union of Students, UK Engr. Ahmad is the ever youngest President of Pakistan Engineering Congress in its 94 years of history. Presently, he is Director General in Senate of Pakistan.

 

Mr. Chaiwat Prechawit , Thailand (2010-2013)

 

Mr. Chaiwat

Mr. Prechawit  obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Irrigation Engineering (1965), Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University (1968), and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1983).

 

He has forty five years of experience broadly span from design to land classification surveys and operation and maintenance of irrigation projects. Mr. Prechawit  was also the project managerof three large irrigation improvement projects in Northeast Thailand financed by the World Bank and KfW of the Federal Republic of Germany. He retired as Chief Inspector General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and actively involved as Honorary Advisor to Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Mr. Prechawit is also associated with various professional societies which include: The Engineering Institute of Thailand and Thai Hydrologist Association etc. He actively participated in several events of ICID including IECs and Congresses.

 

Prof. Kim, Tai-Cheol, Republic of Korea (2011-2014)

Prof. KimProf. Tai Cheol, Kim obtained his Ph.D. in Major Irrigation and Drainage from Seoul National University in 1984.  He has been contributing to the ICID activities through various workbodies and was also very deeply involved in invigorating the activities of Korean National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage.  He also attended various international level workshops / conferences on irrigation management.  Over the past 22 years, he has actively participated in several ICID Congresses and events which have helped to achieve the mission of ICID.  He is also member of several professional associations like President of PAWEES (International Society of Paddy Water Environment Engineering.  He has to his credit so many awards, which are - Watsave Technology Awards, 2001, ICID; 2004, Paper award, PAWEES; 1994, Academic Award, 1994, Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers; 1996, Distinguished paper, Korean Science & Technology Association to name a few.  Presently, Prof. Kim is Professor in Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering in Chungnam National University, Korea.

 

Mr. Adama SANGARE, Mali (2011-2014)

Dr. AdamaDr. Adama Sangare (born in 1963) obtained his Masters on Water Management for Agriculture in 1991 from School Inter-States of Engineers of the Rural Equipment (Burkina Fasso) and Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne.  Presently, he is the Président of the Association Malienne des Irrigations et du Drainage (AMID) and Co-Directeur de BETICO.  Dr. Sangare also held the position of Chief of brigade for the hydro-agricultural installation (underground drainage) of the perimeter of Bikov (1985-1988); Professor of general hydraulics and hydrogeology with the ECICA (1993-94); Chief of mission study of the collector of Daoudabougou design, calculation, estimate of cost of work (1996). Over the past 26 years he has served in various capacities in his country in World Bank projects as well as other projects funded by other agencies.

 

 

Dr. Gerhard R. Backeberg, South Africa (2011-2014)

Dr. BackebergDr. Gerhard Backeberg (born 1954) obtained Ph.D. from University of Pretoria (1994). He has more than 30 years of experience in various capacities,of which Department of Agriculture (1977-1995) and Water Research Commission (1995 to Present). Dr. Backeberg is also associated with many professional societies which include: South African Irrigation Institute, International Association of Agricultural Economists, etc.  He has won so many awards like S2A3 Bronze Medal for research excellence award by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science in 1985; Certificate for best M.Sc. dissertation awarded by the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) in 1984; ICID 2007 Best Paper Award for the article published in Irrigation and Drainage, Vol.55(1); SABI Silver Award 2007 for contribution to irrigation research in South Africa etc.  He has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers and articles published in proceedings and journals. Presently, Dr. Backeberg is serving as the Director: Water Utilisation in Agriculture, Water Research Commission, South Africa.

 

Mr. Laurie C. Tollefson, Canada (2012-2015)

VP Laurie C. Tollefson

Mr. Laurie Tollefson obtained his M.Sc. (Soil Physics) from University of Saskatchewan in 1985. At present he is working as National Science Manager, Agricultural Water, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He is the Secretary - Treasurer, Canadian National Committee, ICID (CANCID) and Canadian Executive Member (CANCID Secretariat) since 1992. Mr. Tollefson has served the Canadian Government and the profession of irrigation and drainage in Canada and other countries (Egypt, China, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Chile, Cuba and Iran) for more than 30 years. He is also associated with various professional societies which include, Canadian Water Resources Association; Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage; Agriculture Institute of Canada, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, American Society of Agronomy etc. Mr. Tollefson was bestowed the Distinguished Agrologist Award – Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists in 2009. CANCID recognized his outstanding contribution to the sustainability of land resources under irrigation and drainage in 2002. Mr. Tollefson is also associated with various voluntary activities.

 

In ICID, Mr. Tollefson is the Chairman of the Task Force on Water for Bio-energy and Food (TF-BIOENERGY) since 2010 and Vice Chairman of WG-Poverty, and Member of WG-CROP since 1992. He has also been member of many committees on various occasions for ICID work. Mr. Tollefson has authored / presented more than 20 papers in various publications / fora.

 

Dr. Hüseyin GŰNDOĞDU, Turkey (2012-2015)

VP Huseyin GUNDOGDUDr. Hüseyin GŰNDOĞDU (born in 1965) obtained his M.Sc. (Agricultural) from Thrace University, Department of Agriculture Structure and Irrigation in 1988 and Ph.D (Agricultural) from Aegean University, Dept. of Agriculture Structure and Irrigation in 2002.

 

At present, Dr. GŰNDOĞDU is working as Planning Engineer, Planning Department in DSI (General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works), Regional Directorate, Turkey. He has 25 years of work experience in the area of irrigation and drainage during his employment at DSI, General Directorate of Rural Services and as a private consultant.

 

He was the Thematic Coordinator at World Water Forum 5 in Istanbul. He was actively involved in publishing ‘Turkey Witer Report – 2009’ for WWF-5. His specializations include: Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation and Drainage Systems (with specialization in preparing O&M manual for Water User Association, Irrigation groups and Water Suppliers) and preparing water delivery plan for the main system based on crop water requirements using computer programmes. He worked as a consultant for a World Bank project in Azerbajan during 2003-08.

 

Dr. GŰNDOĞDU is also a Member of Chamber of Agricultural Engineers and has authored / presented numerous papers in various publications / fora.

 

Mr. François Brelle, France (2012-2015)

VP François BRELLE

Mr. François Brelle (born in 1951) obtained his Postgraduate degree from Centre des Hautes Etudes de la Construction, 1974. Presently, Mr. Brelle is Director, Engineering Division, Société du Canal de Provence, France. This division is in charge of the design in the fields of hydraulic developments, the environment and rural development. Mr. Brelle is the Vice Chairman of the TF-WWF6 and Member of WG-MIS, PCTA, and PFC. He is president of the French National Committee of ICID (AFEID) since 2008.

He has more than 37 years’ of professional experience, essentially in projects related to water storage, conveyance, pumping and distribution: irrigation, pumping stations, canals, feeder pipe line, reservoirs, treatment plants, urban drainage.

 

Mr. François Brelle worked on numerous irrigation and multipurpose hydraulic projects to be rehabilitated with a view to evaluating and improving the Operation & Maintenance conditions and associated training requirements in Morocco, Haiti, France, Mauritania and Sri Lanka. He also has expertise in management of water, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and the hydraulic networks.

 

Dr. Ir. Basuki Hadimoeljono, Indonesia (2013-2016)

 

Dr. Ir. BasukiDr. Basuki Hadimoeljono (born in 1954), obtained his Doctor of Philosophy and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, USA. He had contributed and participated in ICID activities in various capacities such as Vice Chairman of the Indonesian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (INACID); Member of Council of the National Organizing Committee of the 61st IEC and 6th Asian Regional Conference held at Yogyakarta, October 2010.  He was also a member of the Working Group on Technology and Research Uptake and Exchange. He has presented and published more than 20 scientific papers, both in Indonesia and other international publications. He has been awarded the Presidential Award for National Development Contribution-2003; Presidential Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement-December 1995; Presidential Award for 10 years outstanding services to the Government of Indonesia-August 2001; Minister of Public Works - Republic of Indonesia Award for 20 years outstanding services at the Ministry in 2003 etc.  Presently, he is the Director General for Spatial Planning and Development, Ministry of Public Works in Indonesia. He may be contacted at e-mail : <basuki_pu@yahoo.com>

 

Mr. Kadhim Mohsin Ahmed, Iraq (2013-2016)

 

Mr. Kadhim M. AhmedMr. Kadhim Mohsin Ahmed (born in 1956), obtained his Bachelor degree in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering from Baghdad University in 1978. He has been acknowledged by the Iraqi National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRQCID) for his role in the scope of regional and country development programmes for water resources; executing the irrigation and drainage projects; assistance in raising the matters of the international water issues and participation in solving the water disputes; and studying the challenges of food and water security. He has over 35 years of experience in executing various water resources projects. Currently, he is the Director of Iraqi Wet Lands and Marshes Refreshing Centre in Iraq. He may be contacted at e-mail : waterresmin@yahoo.co.uk;crimbag2004@yahoo.comkhadimahmed932@yahoo.com

 

Er. A.B. Pandya, India (2013-2016)

 

Er. A.B. PandyaEr. Ashwin B. Pandya (born in 1955), did his M.Tech (Structural Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1983. He has a professional experience of 34 years in the field of water resources planning and  design; project operation and management; software application and development; numerical modelling and simulation of structural behaviour of dams and appurtenance works. He specialises in the dam design and related activities. He is also associated with various professional societies such as Indian Society of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology; Indian Society of Earthquake Technology; Indian Society of Hydraulics etc. He has over twenty technical publications in his credit. Presently, he is Chairman, Central Water Commission (an apex body under Government of India) in New Delhi, India. He may be contacted at e-mail :<abpandya@gmail.com>

 

 

Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba, Egypt (2014-2017)

 

Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim WahbaDr. Mohamed Wahba (born in 1960), obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Drainage Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt. He had contributed and participated in ICID activities in various capacities as the Secretary of the Egyptian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID). Dr. Wahba is a Member of the Arab Water Council (AWC) and Egyptian Water Partnership, and he has attended many international conferences and workshops for ICID and WWF and published more than 17 scientific papers.

 

Dr. Mohamed Wahba is the Coordinator of the Cooperation of Ministry of Water Resources of Egypt (MWRI) with other countries in the field of water resources (China and Iraq) and representative of MWRI in Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Committee on Water Resources (2011 till present).

 

Presently, he is the General Director of Minister’s technical office, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt.

 

He may be contacted at e-mail :<mswahba@hotmail.com, mswahba@gmail.com>

 

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Dr. Ding Kunlun, China (2014-2017)

 

Dr. Ding KunlunDr. Ding Kunlun (born in 1963), obtained Ph.D. from Silsoe College of Cranfield University, UK, with specialisation in soil and water management in 1998. Presently he is the Professor and Chief-engineer, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, IWHR and Vice Secretary General of Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID).

 

Dr. Ding has actively participated in ICID activities and serving as member since 2012 of the ICID Working Group on Poor Water Quality Irrigation (WG-PWQ), serving as Core Member of scoping document preparation for new WG on irrigation management transfer of ICID (2014), and attended many IECs and Congresses.

 

He may be contacted at e-mail :<klding@iwhr.com, Klding2005@aliyun.com>


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Mr. Bong Hoon Lee, Korea (2014-2017)

 

Er. A.B. PandyaMr. Bong Hoon Lee (born in 1955), obtained MS from Seoul National University with specialisation in Agricultural Engineering. He has been contributing to the ICID activities since 1988 and attended various IEC, Congresses and Conferences. He has been conferred two times with Presidential citation by President Kim, Young Sam in 1994 and President Kim, Dae Joong in 2002. He has 30 years working experience in agricultural sector and has worked in the field of planning, policy making and research for rural development. As the Head of Four Major Rivers and Saemanguem Development Division of Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, he has made great contribution to drawing the compromised decision from the critical dispute for Saemangeum Project, which is the largest farmland and water resources development project in tidal area in Korea. Presently he is the Vice President of Korea Rural Community Corporation.

 

He may be contacted at e-mail :<bhlee00@gmail.com>


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