Working Group on Global Climate Change and
Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE)

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Established: 2005-2015 and Re-establishment: 2015 with a New Mandate

The purpose of the Working Group (WG) is to review existing information and predictions on Global Climate change (GCC) and to explore and analyze the medium-term implications for irrigation, drainage, and flood control (termed "irrigation" for short).

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ICID has established a Working Group of self-selected and appointed professionalsideally comprising a mix of GCC and irrigation, drainage, and flood control specialists.

In addition, other interested and informed professionals will be invited to prepare papersand make presentations to the WG. The central focus for discussion will be a set of workshops held at the next three IEC meetings - Kula Lumpur, Sacramento and Lahore - on the topic. These workshops will provide a forum for presenting papers exploring various elements of the GCC/Irrigation nexus and discussing the issuesraised. In advance of the workshops, national committees (NCs) will be invited to submit questions which they would like to see addressed in the workshops.

The primary output from the WG's efforts will be the series of 3 workshops. The WG will decide subsequently if a summary document consolidating the results of the workshops is warranted.

Re-Estd: 2015


  1. To share the information about prediction of the global and regional climate change and climate variability.

  2. To explore and analyze the implications of climate change and climate variability for agricultural water management including irrigation, drainage, and flood control

  3. To promote archiving useful information and case studies on climate change for practical use in improved impact assessment and adaptation development

  4. To enhance discussion on climate change and water management at national and regional scales among the stakeholders including academician, practitioners, decision makers, media as well as farmers and water users in a region

  5. To join the international dialogue on Climate change and water management.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro Watanabe Japan (2006) Chair  (2014)
Dr. Ray Shyan Wu  Chinese Taipei (2009) Vice Chair (2014)
Dr. Tian Fuqiang  China Secretary (2014)
Dr. Juan A. Rodriguez-Diaz  Spain (2010) 
Prof. Dr. Choi, Jin-Yong  Korea (2013)
Dr. Nozar Ghahreman  Iran (2015) 
Dr. Waleed Hassan M. Abou El Hassan  Egypt (2015) 
Mr. Michael Davidson  USA (2015)
Dr. Guy Jobbins  UK (2015)
Mr. Mika Turunen  Finland (2015)
Eng. (Ms.) Talatha Janaki Meegstenna Sri Lanka Provisional Member (2016) 
Mr. Javeed Iqbal Bokhary Pakistan Provisional Member (2016) 
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh India Provisional Member (2016) 
Dr. (Ms.) Fransisca Mulyantari Indonesia Provisional Member (2016) 
Mr. Atin Kumar Tyagi – Direct Member, JISL  India Provisional Member (2016) 
Mr. Hatem Hameed Hussein Iraq Provisional Member (2016) 
Mr. Jafer Kathom Alwan Alamiryi (Young Professional) Iraq Provisional Member (2016) 
WMO representative   Permanent Observer
IWMI Representative   Permanent Observer
FAO Representative   Permanent Observer

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Montpellier, France 2015

  1. Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Changing Climate by Fuqiang TIAN
  2. Outcome of Q58: How Irrigation and Drainage Play an Important Role in Climate Change Adaptation? by Tsugihiro Watanabe
  3. Presentation by the Chair about the activities of the Working Group on Global Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management (WG-CLIMATE)

Gwangju, September 2014

  1. ClimaAdapt – Prof. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu (Norway)
  2. Taiwan Climate Change Projection and Information Platform Project (TCCIP)
  3. An Approach to Assessing Damage on Rice Yield associated with Paddy Inundation by Climate Change - Takao Masumoto (Japan)
  4. Evolution of Human-Water Relationship and Impact of Climate Change: a Socio-hydrological Perspective in Tarim River Basin of China - Fuqiang Tian (China)
  5. Water management and food security faced to climate change challenges: Scenarios and solutions in different regional contexts - Jacques Plantey (France)

Mardin, Turkey, 2013

  1. Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Land and Water Use, VPH Dr. Mark Svendsen (USA)
  2. Crops For the Future Research Centre, Prof. Sue Walker (South Africa)

Tehran, Iran, 2011

Lahore, Pakistan, 2010

  1. Japan's Countermeasures for Global Warming and Activities of Asian Regional Task Force on C.C. (VP Shinsuke OTA)
  2. Agricultural Interventions for Climate Variability (Sue Walker)
  3. Can We Save the California Delta From the effects of sea level rise (Maurice Roos)


  1. UNFCCC COP15 : Climate change adaptation is mainly about water
  2. ICID Addresses Global Climate Change

Curriculum Vitae

About ICID

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India.

The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques. [For more information contact http://www.icid.org]