IRPID History

International Research Program for Irrigation and Drainage (IRPID) has been established based on the approvals of the 60

The vision of IRPID is to intensify the irrigation and drainage research to achieve global food security”, and its mission is to enhance research activities in irrigation and drainage science, technology, and management aspects in order to develop capabilities of member countries to achieve water security, food security and poverty alleviation while preserving the environment”.

Objectives of the Program

(a) Foster a conducive policy environment for intensifying research and development activities, facilitate technology transfer and meet networking needs of members,

(b) Identify and promote opportunities for NCs to gain relevance, efficiency and effectiveness within their countries,

(c) Enhance research and innovations impacts in member countries by fostering increased coherence and convergence among various players, and

(d) Help NCs raise financial resources required to undertake these research activities.

The IRPID organization consists of an advisory committee established by ICID as a permanent committee and regional nodes. Two regional nodes have already been established by China and Iran.