The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). ICID, through its network of professionals spread across more than a hundred countries, has facilitated sharing of experiences and transfer of water management technology for over half-a-century. ICID supports capacity development, stimulates research and innovation and strives to promote policies and programs to enhance sustainable development of irrigated agriculture through a comprehensive water management framework.
Nepal is one of the earliest members, joining ICID in 1973 and is very active both nationally and internationally in the fields of irrigation and drainage. However, Nepal National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (NENCID) registered formally as a Non-GovernmentalOrganization in 2016.