The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is a leading scientific, technical, international not-for-profit professional organization. The professional network consists of experts from across the world in the field of irrigation, drainage, flood management, and a wide spectrum of agriculture water management. The main mission is to promote ‘Sustainable agriculture water management’ to achieve ‘Water secure world free of poverty and hunger through sustainable rural development’. ICID is a knowledge sharing platform dedicated to issues that covers the entire spectrum of agricultural water management practices ranging from rainfed agriculture to supplemental irrigation, land drainage, deficit irrigation to full irrigation, etc. In addition, drainage of agricultural lands forms the core theme of commission’s activities.
The Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW) has been constituted by MoWR, RD & GR during the year 2013 with the objective of promoting & building national and international collaborations with water resources institutions and organisations. INCSW is currently an arm of Central Water Commission (CWC) and headed by Chairman CWC. It comprises of members representing Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR)/CWC, Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), NGOs etc. Director INCSW Sectt., CWC is the Member Secretary of the Committee. INCSW has been envisaged as an apex body to coordinate the R&D activities in surface water in general and R&D Programme of MoWR, RD & GR in particular. The subject domain of the INCSW is very broad and covers almost every aspect of water resources sector viz. Hydrology, Hydraulics, Irrigation, Hydro environment, Water Governance etc. INCSW promotes innovations and technologies related to water resources engineering and management in India.Participation in international programmes related to surface water and sponsoring events, talk shows, seminars on various aspects of water resources issues is among one of the objectives of INCSW. INCSW is the National Committee of ICID for India and the organiser for the international conference & exhibition.
WAPCOS Limited is a “MINI RATNA-I” Public Sector Enterprise under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Water Resources,Ganga Rejuvenation & River Development. Incorporated on June 26th, 1969 under the Companies Act, 1956; WAPCOS is a technology driven consultancy and Engineering, Procurement and Constructionorganizationwithstronghomecountryandglobalpresenceinthefield of Water,Power and Infrastructure sectors. Engineering Excellence, Exceptional Workforce and Customer Centric Approach has enabled to deliver projects consistently to clients. WAPCOS has the requisite experience & expertise to undertake Consultancy & EPC projects of any scale and complexity in the sectors of its operation. WAPCOS portfolio of projects is both impressive and diverse in nature. The quality management systems of WAPCOS comply with the Quality Assurance requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for Consultancy Services in Water Resources, Power and Infrastructure Development Projects & also with the Quality Assurance requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for Engineering, Procurement & Construction Projects related to Residential, Office Buildings, Civil Works, Roads & Highways, Irrigation, Agriculture and Water Projects, Electrical Power Projects for Generation,Substation,Transmission etc. Has also vast experience in organizing of National and International conferences of repute for several Indian and Overseas Clients.