Call for papers

The Tajikistan National Commission on Irrigation and Drainage warmly invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners in irrigation water management and drainage to join the esteemed 14th International Drainage Workshop. This significant event will take place in the beautiful city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from May 30th to June 1st, 2024.

Under the theme “Modernization of Irrigation and Drainage Systems for Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development,” this workshop offers an invaluable platform for the exchange of ideas and insights concerning the pressing challenges posed by climate change on irrigation and drainage systems.

In order to facilitate this event a Steering Committee and a Scientific Committee have been established. These committees comprise seasoned experts and practitioners, responsible for meticulously designing the workshop’s structure, content including papers to be presented, and direction.

The 14th International Drainage Workshop extends an earnest call for scholarly contributions that encompass the spectrum of modernization in irrigation and drainage, with a specific focus new technologies and strategies for climate change adaptation, and including pumping stations, canal and gravity pipe systems, control technologies and management. Authors are encouraged to send in their papers that discuss innovative research, modern technologies, and sustainable methods related to these important subjects.

All accepted papers will be published in the event’s proceedings, giving recognition to the authors. This helps others learn from their work and experience and builds a helpful network of shared knowledge. Authors of selected papers of particular merit/ interest/ relevance will be invited to present their papers during the workshop.

To ensure a coherent and streamlined submission process, a Steering Committee and a Scientific Committee of the 14th International Drainage Workshop have formulated the following submission guidelines. Authors are required to adhere to these guidelines:

General Guidelines

  1. The title of the paper should be as brief as possible, preferably not exceeding 70 characters and spaces.
  2. The length of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (i.e., equivalent to 10 pages of A-4 size including tables and figures).
  3. The language of the paper should be English.
  4. The paper must be written in third person.
  5. The data and numerical information should be given in metric units.
  6. Detailed references should be given at the end of the text of the paper.
  7. Example: Broner, I. and R.R.P. Law. 1992. Water balance for irrigation using ET input. ICID Bull. 41(2): 173-182
  8. The general text to be in Arial with font size 10.

Abstract: The abstract provides a brief overview of the article, summarizing its key points and findings. It should not exceed 300 words and should encapsulate the essence of the entire article.

Introduction: The introduction sets the stage for the article by introducing the topic and its relevance. It outlines the main objectives and scope of the article, giving readers a clear understanding of what to expect.

Body: The body of the article is where you delve into the main content. It is typically divided into several sections, each addressing a specific aspect of the topic. Use clear headings and subheadings to enhance readability and organization. Present facts, evidence, literature review and arguments logically, and ensure a smooth flow of information between sections.

Analysis: In this section, you can delve deeper into the subject matter by providing an in-depth analysis of data, theories, or concepts. Present different viewpoints, offer comparisons, and provide insights that contribute to the reader’s understanding.

Table, Charts, Graphs, Pictures, etc.: Visual aids such as tables, charts, graphs, and pictures can enhance the reader’s comprehension of the content. Ensure these visuals are relevant, properly labeled, and referred to in the text.

Conclusion: The conclusion summarizes the main points discussed in the article and reiterates the significance of the findings. It should provide a sense of closure and leave the reader with a clear understanding of the key takeaways.

Citation: Accurate and consistent citation is crucial to acknowledge sources and provide readers with the means to access further information. Use a recognized citation style APA and ensure that all sources cited in the text are included in the reference list.

Size and Formatting: Ensure that your article does not exceed 10 pages, considering the inclusion of tables, charts, graphs, pictures, etc. Page size A4 (Width 21 cms, Height 29.7 cms) with Top Margin 3 cms, Bottom Margin 3 cms, Left and Right Margins 3.8 cms. The general text to be in Arial with font size 10.

Submission: Before submitting, carefully review your article for grammatical errors, clarity, and coherence. Ensure that all required sections are present, appropriately formatted and submit.


The schedule is given below:

  1. Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): by 15 Feb 2024
  2. Notification of acceptance: by 28 February 2024
  3. Submission of full papers (max. 10 pages): by 30 March 2024
  4. Notification of acceptance of full papers for (i) publication, and/ or (ii) presentation during the workshop: by 30 April 2024

For more information and detailed submission guidelines, kindly visit the official workshop website or contact a member of our dedicated committee: