The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established in India in 1950, with the aim of stimulating and promoting research and development in science and technology, as well as exchanges of experience, knowledge, information and so forth in the fields of irrigation, drainage and flood control.
Since its establishment, ICID has been active as one of the world's largest international agencies in the fields of irrigation and drainage. It stated mission is to stimulate and promote the development and application of the arts, science, economics, ecological and social sciences in management and river training applications, including research, development, capacity building, the application of comprehensive techniques and the latest technology for achieving sustainable irrigated agriculture throughout the world.
Following a Cabinet decision in 1951, the Japanese National Committee of ICID was formed and Japan joined ICID. Since then, the Japanese National Committee has been engaged in research and support activities concerning various technical issues, with the principal aim of improving rice productivity in Asia and Africa. In recent years, the Committee has also been supporting new issues, such as the worldwide increase in water use and fluctuations in rainfall volumes due to climate change, with a view of achieving sustainable irrigation.
There are, however, still many issues to be addressed in the field of irrigation in order to cope with the rapid advance of global population increase, the diminishing availability of land and water resources, predicted food problems, environmental problems, and so on.
Therefore, the Japanese National Committee of ICID thinks a need to promote technology exchanges in the field of irrigation and fulfill Japan's role through continued and organized participation in ICID activities.
Particular emphasis should be placed on studies and action designed to increase food production and modernize agricultural productivity in developing countries, under the impact of climate change. These will be done in tandem with the Overseas Land Improvement Cooperation Office, Design Division, Rural Development Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, which acts as the Secretariat of the Japanese National Committee of ICID.
ContactJapanese National Committee of ICID
Overseas Land Improvement Cooperation Office, Design Division,
Rural Development Bureau Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-8950, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3595-6339 Fax: +81-3-3592-1481