• 30.05.2024 - 01.06.2024
  • Hyatt Regency, Dushanbe

14th International Drainage Workshop

On the topic: Modernization of irrigation and drainage systems for adaptation to climate change and sustainable development, in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.

Venue Info

26/1, Ismoili Somoni Prospekt, Dushanbe 734026, Tajikistan

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08:30 - 09:30 Hyatt Regency

Registration of participants

09:30 - 22:30 Hyatt Regency

Opening ceremony

Moderator: Representative of TajNCID
• Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan • President of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage • Director of the Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan • Representatives of International Organizations
10:30 - 11:00 Hyatt Regency

Coffee break (group photo prior to break)

11:00 - 12:30 Hyatt Regency

Thematic Session 1. Modernization of irrigation and drainage systems to adapt to climate change: current state of management, science, technology and successful international, regional, national practices.

Moderator: Alan Clark
Possible presentations: (i) Adaptation of the sectoral reforms, programs and strategies to climate change; (ii) Drivers for irrigation and drainage modernization; and role of pipe systems in modernizing old canal systems; (iii) Automated irrigation and drainage systems, data-driven solutions in irrigation and drainage management, and smart water management tools; (iv) Climate-Resilient Infrastructure. Q&A session
12:30 - 14:00 Hyatt Regency


14:00 - 15:30 Hyatt Regency

Cont. Thematic Session 1

(v) the importance of the cooperation and knowledge sharing in addressing challenges related to irrigation, drainage, and climate adaptation; (vi) successful case studies and innovative approaches from around the world that have effectively adapted irrigation and drainage systems to cope with the impacts of climate change; etc. Q&A session
15:30 - 16:00 Hyatt Regency

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 Hyatt Regency

Thematic Session 2. Harmonizing Sustainability: Empowering Young Professionals and Gender Inclusivity in Integrated Water Resources Management"

Moderator: Representative of OSCE
Possible presentations: (i) the role of young professionals in shaping sustainable irrigation and drainage practices and initiatives, mentorship programs, and success stories that empower the next generation; (ii) Gender Equity in Irrigation and drainage modernization, and water resources management? (iii) innovative approaches for inclusive sustainability: innovative projects, research, and policies that promote both youth engagement and gender inclusivity in sustainable irrigation, drainage, and water resources management, etc. Q&A session
17:30 - 17:45 Hyatt Regency

First day Wrap-Up

• Representative of ICID
19:00 Hyatt Regency

Reception "Buffet"

09:00 - 09:30 Hyatt Regency

Registration of participants

09:30 - 22:30 Hyatt Regency

Meeting of the TajNCID with other National Committees: cooperation and sharing experience towards sustainable irrigation and drainage management

Moderator: Representative of ICID
• Representative of TajNCID: Activities and achieved results • Representatives of other National Committees: Sharing the experience • Discussions on future collaboration
10:30 - 23:00 Hyatt Regency

Coffee break

11:00 - 00:30 Hyatt Regemcy

Thematic Session 3. Nexus Approach: Strengthening the "water-energy-food" interactions

Moderator: TBD
Possible presentations: (i) Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus; (ii) Climate Change Adaptation and the Nexus Approach; Q&A session
00:30 - 14:00 Hyatt Regency


14:00 - 15:30 Hyatt Regency

Cont. Thematic Session 3.

(iii) the role of government policies, regulations, and international organizations in promoting the nexus approach; (iv) real-world examples and case studies that demonstrate the successful implementation of the nexus approach; (v) etc. Q&A session
15:30 - 16:00 Hyatt Regency

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 Hyatt Regency

Closing plenary session

• Director of ALRI • President of the ICID • Representative of the OSCE Program Office in Dushanbe • Representative of TajNCID



Tour 1: Dushanbe Sights and National Museum


Irrigated Agriculture (and Drainage) in Hissar zone and visit to Hissar fortress


Visit to the HHP “Nurek”

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  • Time : 08:00 - 19:00 (UTC+5)