Welcome to the 2018 International Conference and 69th IEC Meeting of the ICID

12-17 August 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

On behalf of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) and the Canadian Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID), we would like to welcome you to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the heart of the Canadian Prairies! Surrounded by close to 25 million hectares of farm land in the Province of Saskatchewan, the agriculture and the agri-food sectors drive this economy. Saskatoon is home to world class agriculture research and education institutions that support sustainable innovations in agriculture. Managing water effectively is key to sustainable agriculture for ensuring food and water security and for creating greater resiliency to climate variability. The theme of the 69th annual ICID conference, “Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate,” will focus on these issues and more.

Saskatoon is a relatively young city: a city of arts, culture, food and drink. But you have only to scratch the surface to immerse yourself in centuries of deep cultural heritage from First Nations’ traditions to the early days of settlement. Weaving through the city, witness to these important and historical changes, is the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley.

CWRA and CANCID are honoured to host the 69th Annual ICID Executive Council Meeting and International Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Sean Douglas President, CWRA                           Roger Hohm  President, CANCID

Conference Theme:

Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: 
Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate


Sub-theme 1: Competing Water Demands

  • Socioeconomic value of irrigation
  • Irrigation and water resources management in transboundary basins
  • Water-Food-Energy nexus
  • Mechanisms and strategies for managing competing water demands

Sub-theme 2: Resilient Agriculture - Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

  • Climate change and its impact on agriculture, irrigation and drainage 
  • Irrigation, drainage and flood control strategies for resilient economic development
  • Climate smart agriculture and innovative technologies for enhancing water use efficiency

Sub-theme 3: Irrigation and Drainage in Perspective

  • Irrigation and water footprint
  • Water reuse and water quality management
  • Alternative strategies for irrigation infrastructure development
  • Drainage and flood control strategies for environmental benefits



Important Dates

International Conference

12-16 August 2018

69th International Executive Council Meeting

14-17 August 2018

Post-Conference Tour

18-21 August 2018


15 May 2018: Deadline to take advantage of Early Bird discounts

30 June 2018: Deadline to book a seat on pre-, technical and post-conference tours

Call for Abstracts

24 April 2018: Deadline of extended abstract submission

24 May 2018: Abstract decision and revisions/instructions sent to authors

24 June 2018: Deadline of final extended abstracts submission

Hotel Reservation

13 July 2018: Deadline to guarantee conference rate at selected hotels


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