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), welcome to the International Conference and the 69th International Executive Council Meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID2018).

We are in the heart of the Canadian Prairies! With more than 25 million hectares of farm land, this region of Canada has adopted many leading edge technologies to manage and distribute its limited water resources. During the conference, we plan to showcase some of Canada’s strategies related to effective water management with the understanding of climate change and its impacts on water security, the environment, and social values of all Canadians.

The theme of the 69th annual ICID conference is “Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate.” We will explore this theme in depth in three sub-themes during the technical sessions: Competing Water Demands; Resilient Agriculture – Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change; and Irrigation and Drainage in Perspective.  What you learn from your colleagues in the technical sessions will be supplemented with several tours (pre-conference, technical, and post-conference tours). These will give you an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Saskatchewan landscape at the start of the harvest season, and to meet the people that drive the agriculture industry. The conference tours highlight innovative and adaptive irrigation and drainage management and the cultural diversity across the Canadian Prairie landscape.

The ICID meetings are broader in scope, seeking to understand and develop solutions for regional and continental water resource management issues. The ICID meetings kick off on Sunday August 12 with four workshops, with additional workshops and working group, task force and ICID organizational meetings throughout the week.

The Conference would not be complete without having an opportunity to enjoy the multiple tourist attractions. 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. We trust the time you spend with us in Saskatoon will be rewarding and that you will build many long lasting friendships.

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


Sean Douglas President, CWRA                           Roger Hohm  President, CANCID

Please be advised that photographs and video will be taken at the congress for use on the ICID / CWRA websites and in the press and future ICID / CWRA marketing materials and other publications. By attending the congress, you acknowledge that your photo may be taken and used by ICID / CWRA. / Veuillez noter que photos et videos seront prises au congrès pour être utilisées sur le site web du ICID / l'ACRH, dans la presse, dans les futurs documents marketing du ICID / l'ACRH ainsi que dans d'autres publications. En participant au congrès, vous prenez connaissance que votre photo peut être prise et utilisée par le ICID / l'ACRH.

Conference Supporters and Exhibitors

Conference Supporters


City of Saskatoon Link        tourism saskatoon canada logo 1       SK govt logo 2        MPE Link www.mpe.ca       

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BRID LOGO brid.ca   Government of Canada wordmark
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Conference Exhibitors

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Lethbridge College Logo lethbridgecollege.ca   Canada Culvert logo no TM   AIPA Link www.aipa.ca   ICID Official Logo  



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