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A Road Map to ICID Vision 2030

Release of ICID Vision 2030

ICID Office Bearers/ Consultative Group (CG) members released a publication titled ‘A Road Map to ICID Vision 2030: A Water Secure World Free of Poverty and Hunger’ during the Plenary Session of the 68th IEC Meeting on 10 October 2017 in Mexico City.


RIO+20 provided the desired push in the political process by articulating ‘The Future We Want’ that lead to the globally acceptable SDGs adopted by the UNs General Assembly in September 2015. For providing support to National Committees (NCs) and irrigation professionals in fulfilling these expectations, ICID started a systematic review of its objectives, goals and activities and established a Consultative Group (CG) in 2014.


The Group undertook intensive discussions and sought inputs through questionnaires from NCs and Working Group experts formulated the strategy and deliberated in the meetings of various work bodies. The outcomes of these efforts are covered into a Road Map to Vision 2030. [ Download - [ Full Version ] [ Abridged Version ]


[ Projet de la Vision CIID 2030 ] [ Presentation]


Vision, Mission and Organization Goals


VISION: Water secure world free of poverty and hunger through sustainable rural development


MISSION: Working together towards sustainable agriculture water management through inter-disciplinary approaches to economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound irrigation, drainage and flood management.



  1. Enable higher crop productivity with less water and energy
    ICID to advocate with the national governments and funding agencies to make strategic choices that favour increased profitability and productivity in energy efficient manner through sustainable agricultural water management.

  2. Be a catalyst for change in policies and practices
    ICID to provide guidance to water policy analysts on experiences with the modelling principals and latest tools for simulating development scenari
    os to generate knowledge which can serve as catalyst for policy changes.

  3. Facilitate exchange of information, knowledge and technology
    ICID to work towards exchange of information, knowledge and new technologies, duly recognizing the local wisdom, in order to facilitate analysis of trade-offs to maintain the economic efficiency of agricultural production and minimising the adverse environmental impacts.

  4. Enable cross disciplinary and inter-sectoral engagement
    ICID network would make available the required information in respect of irrigation, drainage and flood management to all the relevant stakeholders in the language suitable for their appreciation. Where required, platform for inter-disciplinary networking would be facilitated for dialogues between various groups.

  5. Encourage research and support development of tools to extend innovation into field practices
    ICID network would encourage research and provide technical support on the latest innovations available in the agriculture water domain to the government and non-governmental entities to help in the outreach into rural communities.

  6. Facilitate capacity development
    ICID would work towards training and fostering young professionals, continuous training of professionals, promoting irrigation and drainage as relevant academic topics in education and training within the context of integrated land and water management and will foster closer connections with various stakeholders including farmers through national committees.


Notification No.9 of 2014 dated 26 November 2014


ICID as a single largest technical body, through the collective wisdom of experts from around more than 60 countries, looks at the future of irrigation management with the perspective of Green Growth and Sustainable development that is accepted to be the imperative post 2015 development regime under the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). At the same time, like any international organization, ICID needs to look at its relevance and assign itself suitable role in line with its mandate and the rising global expectations. Such a re-look is equally relevant in the changing role of irrigation and drainage in food production in both developed and developing economies.


In view of the observations above, President Dr. Saeed Nairizi has proposed to develop an ICID Vision 2030. As a first step in that direction, a “Consultative Group (CG)” has been tasked to initiate such a vision development exercise with following members:

(i) VP Dr. Husain Gundogdu, Chair PCSO (Turkey); (ii)VPH Dr. G. Backeberg (South Africa); (iii) VPH Dr. Willem F Vlotman (Australia); (iv) Dr. Ian Makin (UK); (v) Dr. Sylvain Perret (France); (vi) Prof. Charlotte de Fraiture (The Netherlands); and (vii) Er. Avinash C. Tyagi (Secretary General, ICID).

The terms of reference of the CG is to:

  1. Assess the present scenario of water sector and the role irrigation can play in meeting the challenges of growing water and food security,
  2. Assess the role of ICID in the Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Management global practices and developments,
  3. Assess the mandate of ICID vis-à-vis the present and future challenges in the water sector,
  4. Develop the future role of ICID in the sustainable development in the post 2015 development agenda,
  5. Review ICID technical and organisational structures to meet such demands, and
  6. Develop first Draft of “ICID Vision 2030” document.

The first virtual meeting (video conference) between the CG members was held on 17 December 2014 to derive a workplan to submit Draft ICID Vision 2030 document by May 2015 which will then be considered by the Management Board and the Office Bearers’ Committee members before being submitted for discussion at the 66th IEC at Montpellier, France, October 2014.

The Consultative Group will engage in wide consultation with the internal and external stakeholders in performing its functions. As a first step CG has decided to approach the National Committees for their input in undertaking this exercise through an on-line questionnaire.


Vision CIID 2030

La CIID en tant qu’un seul grand organe technique, grâce à la sagesse collective des experts de plus de 60 pays, examine l'avenir de la gestion de l'irrigation dans la perspective de la croissance verte et le développement durable qu’il est impérative d’être accepté dans le cadre de nouveaux objectifs de développement durable (SDG) post 2015.


Parallèlement, comme toute organisation internationale, la CIID doit examiner sa pertinence et s'assigner un rôle approprié conformément à son mandat et des attentes croissantes globales. Un tel  réexamen est tout aussi pertinent dans l'évolution du rôle d'irrigation et de drainage dans la production alimentaire dans les économies développées et en développement. Compte tenu des observations qui précèdent, le Président Dr Saeed Nairizi a proposé de développer une Vision de la CIID 2030. Comme un premier pas dans cette direction, un «Groupe consultatif (GC)» était établi chargé d'entreprendre un tel exercice de développement de la vision avec les membres suivants :


(i) VP Dr. Husain Gundogdu, Président du CPSO (Turquie); (ii) VPH Dr. G. Backeberg (Afrique du Sud); (iii) VPH Dr. Willem F Vlotman (Australie); (iv) Dr. Ian Makin (RU); (v) Dr. Sylvain Perret (France); (vi) Prof. Charlotte de Fraiture (Pays-Bas); et (vii) Ir. Avinash C. Tyagi (Secrétaire Général CIID).


Suivent les termes de référence de la GC:

  1. Evaluer le scénario actuel du secteur de l'eau et le rôle joué par l’irrigation pour relever les défis de la sécurité hydrique et alimentaire,
  2. Evaluer le rôle de la CIID dans l’irrigation, le drainage, et les pratiques et les évolutions mondiales de gestion des crues,

  3. Evaluer le mandat de la CIID vis-à-vis les défis actuels et futurs du secteur d'eau,

  4. Développer le rôle futur de la CIID dans le développement durable dans l'agenda de développement post 2015,
  5. Examen des structures techniques et organisationnelles CIID pour répondre à ces demandes, et

  6. Développer le premier projet du document "Vision de la CIID 2030».

La première réunion virtuelle (vidéoconférence) des membres du GC fut tenue le 17 décembre 2014 pour obtenir un plan de travail à soumettre le projet de Vision CIID 2030 en mai 2015 qui sera ensuite examiné par le Comité de Direction et le Comité des Membres de Bureau avant d'être soumis pour discussion à la 66ème réunion du CEI à Montpellier, France en octobre 2015.


Le Groupe consultatif s’engage à une large consultation avec les parties prenantes internes et externes dans l'exercice de ses fonctions. Comme premier pas vers cet objectif, le CG a décidé de contacter les comités nationaux pour leur contribution à travers un questionnaire en ligne.


Feuille de route vers la VISION CIID 2030 (Version abrégée)




A Road Map to ICID Vision 2030: A Water Secure World Free of Poverty and Hunger

[ Abridged Version ]


Feuille de route vers la VISION CIID 2030 (Version abrégée)

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