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World Irrigation Forum (WIF)

The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policy makers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers. It provide a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change.


ICID provides a unique platform for multi-stakeholder in World Irrigation Forum (WIF) for sharing and learning by engaging in issues of interest at global level. WIF also gathers a wide range of experts from various fields to discuss important issues highlighted.


The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes multi- disciplinary discussions towards sustainable solution to water management in agriculture through:

  • Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations and technologies;
  • Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals;
  • Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national / international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and
  • Advocacy for political commitments.

4th World Irrigation Forum (WIF4), September 2022


The 4th World Irrigation Forum (WIF4) and the 73rd International Executive Council Meeting will be hosted by the Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID) in September 2022 at Beijing, China. Contact: Executive Secretary, Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID), Email : gaolh@iwhr.com, cncid_office@sina.com, lihui.gao@qq.com, Website : http://www.cncid.org/cncid/index.htm

Third World Irrigation Forum (WIF3), 1-7 September 2019, Bali, Indonesia
Second World Irrigation Forum (WIF2), 6-12 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand
First World Irrigation Forum (WIF1), 29 September - 3 October 2013, Mardin, Turkey

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