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ICID does not limit its activities to global arena only; its focus permeates to regional level too.  ICID organizes Regional Conferences on themes of interest to its members in a particular region.  These Regional Conferences, viz. Asian Regional ConferenceEuropean Regional ConferenceAfrican Regional Conference and Pan-American Regional Conference provide a common platform to countries in these regions to address the issues and problems specific to that particular region.  The Regional Conferences are generally organized alongside an IEC but can well be a standalone event.  


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.


Highlights of 8th Asian Regional Conference


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