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ICID AnnuAl RepoRt • 2010-11


and newly elected Vice Presidents at Yogyakarta IEC who would subsequently become members of PCSO. The Committee also considered the membership nominations received for workbodies under it and made appropriate recommendations. Steps initiated for the membership drive to enroll more countries as members of ICID were reviewed. The various countries in different regions approached for membership were noted. The Committee proposed that the National Committees, who had been given one more year for clearing their dues, be considered deemed inactive, if they would fail to clear their dues by December 2010. The Committee noted the efforts made for reactivation of the inactive countries and membership of non-member countries. The Committee considered the VPs’ reports on their efforts to strengthen regional cooperation and activity amongst NCs and appreciated their efforts.


PCSO noted the activities of the Task Forces on Least Developed Countries in Africa (TF-LDCsAF) and on Financing Water for Agriculture (TF-FIN) and recommended that the report of the TF- LDCsAF be uploaded on ICID website for wider dissemination. The Committee discussed the issue of strengthening and broadbasing of National Committees and exhorted the NCs to send a copy of their constitution to the Central Office and inform about modifications, if any. The Committee reviewed the tenures and activities of workbodies under it and made recommendations accordingly. The Committee noted the establishment of two new Task Forces on “Sedimentation of Reservoirs (TF-SEDIMENTATION)” and “Water for Bio-Energy and Food (TF-BIO-ENERGY)”,


Permanent Committee for Technical Activities (PCTA)


Mandate: The Permanent Committee for Technical Activities shall be concerned with all the technical activities of the Commission including all publications of ICID. It will be responsible for the activity of the technical bodies, for the selection of Questions/ Themes for Congresses, Conferences, Special Sessions, Symposia, etc., for the settlement of the technical conclusions thereof and for making appropriate recommendations for action thereon.


Members: (1) VPH Prof. Hector Malano, Chairman (Australia, 2010); (2) VPH Felix B. Reinders, Chairman Elected (South Africa, 2011); (3) Bruno Molle, Vice Chairman (France, 2006); (4) VPH Larry D. Stephens, Secretary (USA, 2003); (5) VPH Dr. Hussein Ehsan El- Atfy (Egypt, 2005); (6) Prof. Daniele de Wrachien (Italy, 2005); (7) Dr. Yohei Sato (Japan, 2005); (8) Dr. Nikolay G. Kovalev (Russia, 2007); (9) Hasan B. Yuksel (Turkey, 2007); (10) VP A.K. Bajaj (India, 2008); (11) VP Engr. Husnain Ahmed (Pakistan, 2009); (12) VPH Dr. Mark Svendsen (USA, 2010) and (13) Er. M. Gopalakrishnan, Secretary General, ICID


permanent observers: (i) World Bank Representative; (ii) FAO Representative; (iii) IWMI Representative; (iv) ISO Representative; (v) WWC Representative; (vi) CPWF Representative; (vii) AgWA Representative and (viii) IPTRID Representative.


respectively. The Committee took note of the background paper “Capacity Development for Irrigation and Drainage: The role for ICID’ prepared by Prof. Tom Franks (UK) and the Workshop organized by UNW-DPC under the “Framework of Cooperation” signed with ICID.


PCSO took note of the developments in cooperation with international organizations like UNW-DPC, IFAD and FAO who had actively participated at Yogyakarta event. The Committee requested all members to explore more avenues for cooperation and communication with likeminded international water-related organizations. The Committee stressed the need for strengthening cooperation and communication between ICID and other water users. The Committee encouraged all National Committees to involve farmers / water user associations in their activities.


PCSO deliberated on the suggestion of the internal review of PFC on the membership of international organizations, private companies and manufacturers and principally agreed and recommended to carry out detailed internal analysis on the benefits for the new membership categories, work out how it fits to the present internal structure and external market analysis on this.


The Committee noted about ICID’s inputs to the forthcoming 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France from 16-22 March 2012 on the theme “Solutions for Water”. The Committee also recommended its nomenclature to be modified as “Permanent Committee on Strategy and Organization (PCSO)” to IEC for consideration which was later approved in the Council meeting.


VPH Prof. Hector Malano


Ex-Officio Members: All Strategy Theme Leaders and Chairpersons of all workbodies under PCTA.


Activities: PCTA held its 30th meeting on 14 October 2010 at Yogyakarta in which 8 members and 34 Observers (including ex-officio members) belonging to 18 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, and USA) attended. The membership proposal of VPH Dr. Mark Svendsen (USCID) was approved.


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