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Event The 21st ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage: "Water Productivity towards Food Security"

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) organizes its International Congress on theme of global interests - every three years in one of its member countries. Accordingly, the 21st ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage will be organized during 15-23 October 2011 at Tehran, Iran.

Also Micro-Irrigation Congress organizes every 5 years in one of ICID member countries. Therefore the 8th International Micro-Irrigation Congress will be simultaneously held with 21st Congress in October 2011 in Tehran.


The theme of the Tehran Congress is "Water Productivity towards Food Security". The themes and sub-topics for various events during the Congress will be:


21st ICID Congress: Water Productivity towards Food Security

Question 56: Water and Land Productivity Challenges

Question 57: Water Management in Rainfed Agriculture


Special Session: Modernization of Water Management Schemes

Symposium: Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Water Resources

Seminar: Possibilities of Using Traditional Methods in Modern Water Management Systems


8th International Micro-Irrigation Congress: Innovation in Technology and Management of Micro irrigation for Enhanced Crop and Water Productivity


The sub-topics and scope of all above events are given in the Call for Papers which is available on the Congress Website ( The time schedule for submission and selection of papers along with guidelines for authors are announced in the Call for Papers booklet.


I believe that the setup of the 21st ICID Congress, as well as, 8th International Micro-Irrigation Congress with the selected topics and their scope, will offer a splendid opportunity to present and discuss new developments and results for sustainability in the field of irrigation and drainage. All potential authors are invited to contribute their valuable papers to the Congress and other events.

Download Call for Papers (PDF, 230 KB)

Download the Second Announcement of 21st Congress (PDF, 7 MB)

Visit the website:


Key Dates:

Submission of comprehensive summary and conclusions (500-600 words): 01 September 2010

Intimation of acceptance of summary and conclusions: 15 December 2010

Receipt of full text of accepted papers: 01 March 2011


Please contact Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRNCID) should be need more information. 

Contact information M. Ehsani; IRNCID/Congress, Secretary; -- 21st ICID International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage/8th International Micro Irrigation Congress Tehran, Iran, October 14-21, 2011 (email:
Phone: Fax: +98 21 22272285
Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Iran
Address Tehran, Iran
Organizer The Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRNCID) & International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)
Target audience International
Period [15/10/2011 - 23/10/2011]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH