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ICID celebrates its Foundation Day on 24 June. It is a matter of great pride for ICID fraternity spread across the globe to observe the ‘ICID Foundation Day’.  It gives us the opportunity to re-dedicate ourselves to the mission of the Commission. We encourage all National Committees/ Committee / Direct Members to commemorate the day as ‘ICID Foundation Day’. 


All National Committees/Committee are requested to celebrate the ‘Foundation Day of ICID’ by organizing variety of events like scientific / professional meetings, brainstorming sessions, essay and drawing competitions to create awareness about the current hot issues on water and food security etc.


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66th ICID Foundation Day 2015
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A Seminar was organized on “Meeting Water and Food Security Challenges for Sustainable Development” on 24 June 2015, New Delhi on the occasion of the 66th ICID Foundation Day with a view to get feedback for ‘ICID Vision 2030 exercise’. Following presentations made during the seminar, generated interesting and passionate discussions.


  1. Introductory and Welcome address by Er. Avinash C. Tyagi, Secretary General, ICID

  2. Innovative and Sustainable Water Conservation Approaches for Irrigation Development by B. N. Navalawala, Chief Advisor, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, (Former Secretary to Government of India)

  3. Flood Frequency Analysis Under Climate and Land Use Changes by Dr. N.K. Goel, Bharat Singh Chair Professor for Water Resources, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India

  4. Need for Harnessing the Data Revolution in Irrigation & Drainage by Er. A.B. Pandya, Vice President, ICID and Chairman, Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW)

  5. Can Climate Smart Agriculture Propel Food Security? - Issues & Challenges by Dr. Arvind Kumar, President, India Water Foundation, New Delhi, India

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