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WORKING GROUP ON HISTORY OF IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL (WG-HIST)

History of IrrigationFuture is often the reflection of the past. The rapid changes that are taking place around the world over a few decades have, however, cautioned us to learn from it. One can learn by studying the past processes, the causes of successes and failures, despite new complexities.

 

Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) has worked over the years to motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their national working groups and provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on history of irrigation, drainage, flood management, and river engineering, incorporating relevant agricultural, political, socio-economic, climatologic and geographic aspects for proper understanding of the technological developments. The WG has brought out many outstanding publications and presently exploring the possibility of compiling a book on “Water Sustainability through History”. The Group also organizes a History Seminar at the time of ICID Congresses, on regular basis.

 

Estd : 1998

 

Mandate: (a) To motivate ICID National Committees in various countries to set up their National Working Groups on History;
(b) To provide guidance to compile, publish, update and/or translate documents on history of irrigation, drainage, and flood management; (c) To promote inter—disciplinary exchange of information, knowledge and experience, as well as networking on the topic (agricultural, political, socio-economic, climatologically and geographical, aspects) for proper understanding of the technological developments on the subject; (d) To organize seminars at ICID Congresses to enhance awareness of Water history; (e) To prepare a paper on “Historical Water Sustainability” for publication in Irrigation and Drainage (IRD) Journal; (f) To finalize a book on “Historical Water Sustainability”. and (g) To encourage member countries to produce documentaries on Water History.

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Name Country Membership
1
Dr. Kamran Emami Iran Chair  (2009)
2
Mrs. Xuming Tan China  
3
Eng. Ahmed Awad Hag Abd-Elnabi Egypt Provisional Member
4
VPH Dr. Laszlo Hayde Hungary  
5
VPH Dr. A. Hafied A. Gany Indonesia  
6
Mr. Antonio Linoli Italy  
7
Prof. Dr. N. Hatcho Japan  
8
Mr. Jong Myong, Kim Korea, Rep. of  
9
Dr. José Luis Martínez Ruiz Mexico  
10
Engr. Sirika Ahmad Abubakar Nigeria  
11
Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shakir Pakistan  
12
Prof. Jaekyoung Noh Republic of Korea  
13
VPH Dr. Gerhard Backeberg South Africa  
14
Eng. S.P.C. Sugeeshwara Sri Lanka Provisional Member
15
VPH Chaiwat Prechawit  Thailand  
16
Mr. Charles L. Abernethy UK  
17
Dr. Ir. M. Ertsen (IWHA)    
18
Dr. Ing. Klaus Rottcher  Germany  
19
Dr. (Mrs.) B. Dolfing The Netherlands  

 

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WG-HIST Website

Notification No. 2 of 2018 - Establishment of WG-HIST

Publications:

 

Historical Dams (Editor : H. Fahlbusch)
Danube Valley - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (Editors-in-Chief : G. Cseko, L. Hayde)
The Indus Basin - History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Management (Editors : H. Fahlbusch, Bart Schultz, C.D. Thatte)

 

Committee on assembling irrigation efficiency data (1974-1978) Constituted as Committee on History of Irrigation (1978)

Renamed as Committee on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (C-HIST) in the year 1998 and again renamed as Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) in the year 2000

 

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