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The objective to promote sustainable irrigation and enhanced agriculture production to achieve food security around the world ICID has instituted the World Irrigation and Drainage Prize (WID Prize) and recognize the contributions made by an individual or an institution in the field of Irrigation and Drainage that have far reaching and wide impacts. The Prize is intended to recognize the work of dedicated professionals and institutions who have actively contributed to the development of Irrigation and Drainage during the past 15 years ensuring increased agricultural production at national, regional and international level. The award will be conferred upon an individual, a group of individuals or an institution without any discrimination whatsoever on the grounds of nationality, religion, race, gender, age or political belief. 

The Prize which includes a cash award of US $10,000 and a ‘Citation Plaque’ citing the meritorious achievements of the winner shall be awarded every three years during the triennial World Irrigation Forum starting from 2013. The Prize amount may be shared in exceptional circumstances between more than one winner, each of whom is considered to merit the Prize, and divided equally.


Sl. No. Date and Venue Name of the Winner
1 First World Irrigation Forum (WIF1), 29 September - 3 October 2013, Mardin, Turkey Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny (Uzbekistan)
2 Second World Irrigation Forum (WIF2), 6-12 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand  Em. Prof. Dr. Ir. Bart Schultz (The Netherlands)
3 Third World Irrigation Forum (WIF3), 1-7 September 2019, Bali, Indonesia  Prof. Dr. Chandra Madramootoo (Canada)
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