MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF INACID

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Indonesian National Committee of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (INACID), I would like to extend our invitation to participate in the 3rd World Irrigation Forum which will be followed by the 70th International Executive Council Meeting (IECM) in Indonesia. We propose Nusa Dua in Bali Province as the venue, while tentative dates are September the 1st to 7th in 2019.

We propose Bali as the venue of the conference, not only because of its reputation as one of the world most famous tourist destination, but also it has numerous proven records of hosting large International Meetings. It has international conference halls that equipped with all required support services. There are several five-star, four-star and excellent three star hotels conveniently located nearby.

In addition to the above features, Bali also possesses a unique water User’s association so called Subak that has been practiced sustainable irrigation management from generation to generation for hundreds of years, and yet still be practiced today. The ICID conference participants will have chances to observe more closely on this ancient irrigation technology.

Along with the history of ICID, Indonesia has been recorded as one of the eleven founding countries of this world organization.

I believe that through this important event, we will be able to show you the whole set of our experiences in implementing the country’s development in irrigation and drainage field in particular, and in the water resources development in general. Therefore, it is a great honor for us to host this important occasion and welcome you in the year of 2019. We shall render every effort to make the most of these events meaningful, enjoyable and memorable to the participants and their accompanying persons.

Adang Saf Ahmad

President
Indonesian National Committee of
ICID