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Work Team on Environmental Impacts of Reclamation Projects (1986) Renamed Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Projects (WG-ENV) (1986).  WG on Environmental Impacts of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Projects (1986-2008) changed its name WG on Environment (2008)


The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India.

The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques. [For more information contact http://www.icid.org]



Montpellier, France 2015

Gwangju, Rep. of Korea, 2014

Environmental aspects of irrigation and drainage projects - Case studies received from members

  1. Mullicka, M.R.A, Perret, S.R., Mukand, Babelb, S. (2014): Benefit functions for instream water uses – a case of the Teesta River, Bangladesh
  2. Ullah, A., Perret, S.R. (2014) Technical- and environmental-efficiency analysis of irrigated cotton-cropping systems in Punjab, Pakistan using data envelopment analysis
  3. Gheewala, Shabbir H., Thapat Silalertruksa, Pariyapat Nilsalab, Rattanawan Mungkung, Sylvain R. Perret and Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn (2014): Water Footprint and Impact of Water Consumption for Food, Feed, Fuel Crops Production in Thailand
  4. Zhang Zhi, Hongchang Hua,Fuqiang Tian, Heping Hua, Xinhua Yao, Ruisen Zhong (2014): Soil salt distribution under mulched drip irrigation in an arid area of northwestern China
  5. Thanawong, K., Perret, S.R., Basset-Mens, C. (2014). Eco-efficiency of paddy rice production in Northeastern Thailand: A comparison of rainfed and irrigated cropping systems.
  6. Perret, S.R., Thanawong, K., Basset-Mens, C., Mungkung, R. (2013).The environmental impacts of lowland paddy rice: A case study comparison between rainfed and irrigated rice in Thailand
  7. Shabbir H., Thapat Silalertruksa, Pariyapat Nilsalab, Rattanawan Mungkung, Sylvain R. Perret, Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn (2013): Implications of the biofuels policy mandate in Thailand on water
  8. Babel, M.S., Shrestha, B., Perret, S.R.  (2011): Hydrological impact of biofuel production - A case study of the Khlong Phlo Watershed in Thailand

Mardin, Turkey, 2013

The potential contribution of Life Cycle Assessment to analyzing the environmental impacts and the sustainability of irrigation and drainage systems
SR Perret, M Van der Laan, N Hatcho

Adelaide, Australia, 2012

  1. Assessment of Environment-friendly Rice Farming through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    N. Hatcho, Y. Matsuno, K. Kochi, K. Nishishita Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University
  2. The Murray-Darling Basin, Australia - Environmental flows or irrigation production?
    Clarke Ballard, June 2012
  3. .Environmental impacts of rice cropping in Thailand: Combining techno-economic analysis and LCA, towards eco-efficiency analysis
    Sylvain Roger Perret, Kwansirinapa Thanawong
  4. LCA for irrigated sugarcane produced in Pongola, South Africa
    M van der Laan, A Jumman, SR Perret

An overview of irrigation mosaics. Irrigation and Drainage, 60(4), 454-463.
Paydar, Z., Cook, F., Xevi, E., & Bristow, K. (2011).

Ecosystem services and agriculture: tradeoffs and synergies. Philosophical transactions of the royal society B: biological sciences, 365(1554), 2959-2971.
Power, A. G. (2010).

Defining and classifying ecosystem services for decision making. Ecological economics, 68(3), 643-653.
Fisher, B., Turner, R. K., & Morling, P. (2009).