The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policy makers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers. It provides a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change.
Hosted by The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and co-hosted by Indonesian National Committee of ICID, the forum will brought up “Advance for water, food and nutrition security in a competitive environment” as the main theme and will be attended by more than 700 delegates from 78 ICID member countries.
As stated by Dr. Ir. M. Basuki Hadimuljono, M.Sc, Minister of Public Works and Housing Republic of Indonesia “Through the upcoming events of the 3rd World Irrigation Forum and 70th International Executive Council Meeting of ICID, I hope it could be a good forum for sharing knowledge and experience in irrigation system development and management particularly and water resources management generally. We believe that the event could bring advantages for all participants.”
“It will be an excellent opportunity for all of us to be in Indonesia to exchange and share the experiences, technologies and ideas to promote the sustainable development through irrigation and drainage.” added Eng. Felix B Reinders, President, International Commission on Irrigation