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2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal

The 8th Asian Regional Conference (ARC) was held from 02-04 May 2018 at Kathmandu, Nepal on the theme “Irrigation in Support of an Evergreen Revolution”. The conference was hosted by the Nepal National Committee of ICID (NENCID) jointly with the Department of Irrigation (DoI), Government of Nepal and other partners. More than 700 participants had attended the meeting.


The 8th ARC was inaugurated by Hon'ble President of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari in the presence of Hon'ble Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun "Ananta", Former Minister of Water Resources Hon'ble Dipak Gyawali, President ICID Felix Reinders, Director General of Irrigation Department Saroj Pandit, Secretary General Ashwin B. Pandya, and other distinguished invited guests. A total 105 papers were included in the Abstract volume, which was presented in 7 Plenary Sessions and 15 Technical Sessions.


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Important Links


— Technical Report of ASRWG released during the 8th Asian Regional Conference

— 8th ARC - Abstract Volume

8th ARC - Glimpses

8th ARC - Presentations


8th ARC - A Brief Report


8th ARC - Post Conference Proceedings

During the opening session of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) a book of the Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG) titled “Contribution of Agriculture Water to the Rural Development in Asia” was released. This publication is now available for download or viewed from http://www.icid.org/asrwg_report_2018.pdf

During the inaugural ceremony a publication titled “Contribution of Agricultural Water to the Rural Development in Asia” was released by President Felix Reinders. The publication is a Technical Report of the Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG).



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