‘International Workshop for Young Professionals Training’ coordinated by United Nations University held at Bali, Indonesia

3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF3), a triennial event, is  organized by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) from 1st to 7th September, 2019 at Bali,

WIF aims to bring together and provide platform to all the stakeholders, 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.

ICID provides a unique platform for multi-stakeholder in World Irrigation Forum (WIF) for sharing and learning by engaging in issues of interest at global level. WIF also gathers a wide range of experts from various fields to discuss important issues highlighted.

The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes multi- disciplinary discussions towards sustainable solution to water management in agriculture through:

  • Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations and technologies;
  • Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals;
  • Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national / international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and
  • Advocacy for political commitments.


As a part of WIF, an ‘International Workshop for Young Professionals Training’ coordinated by United Nations University is organised on 1st September, 2019, in which Prof. Yella Reddy, Vice-President, ICID, Dr. Udaya Sekar Nagothu, Director, Centre for International Development, NIBR, Norway, and Dr. P. Somasekhar Rao, Director (Technical), ACIWRM, India were present. The Director made a presentation introducing ACIWRM and specifically Land and Water Management activities in Karnataka, India