Meeting Archive

All our meetings are hosted at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, in grand surroundings overlooked by the portraits of Brunel, Stephenson and Telford. Our members also run an occasional 2-day introductory training course on irrigation aimed at young professionals.

Typically the Irrigation and Water Forum holds technical meetings twice a year, as well as the annual Gerald Lacey Memorial Lecture. Technical meetings feature panel discussions and speakers from academia and industry on a particular theme, while the Gerald Lacey Memorial Lecture is delivered by a single speaker.

From this page, you can find details of our past meetings and, where available, recordings.

Please note, we are currently updating our archive of past meetings.

DateMeeting TypeTopic
November 2018Technical MeetingThe Nile BasinMore Info
May 2018Gerald Lacey LectureAchieving SDG 6 – the ‘Water Goal’More Info – watch again
November 2017Technical MeetingIntegrated Urban Water Management More Info
May 2017Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Scarcity Crisis – Fact or FictionMore info
February 2017Technical MeetingIrrigation and Water Supply: Conflict or Opportunity?More Info
November 2016Technical MeetingWater Crises: Challenges and OpportunitiesMore Info
May 2016Gerlad Lacey LectureIrrigated Agriculture in the 21st Century – A Sustainable Career ChoiceMore info – watch again
February 2016Technical MeetingThe Role of the Private Sector in Irrigation Management: Experiences and OpportunitiesMore Info
November 2015Technical MeetingIrrigation: Improving Social and Environmental Outcomes More Info
May 2015Gerald Lacey LectureWhy Groundwater MattersMore info – watch again
February 2015Technical MeetingDams for Irrigation: Technical and Social Considerations for Sustainability More Info
November 2014Technical MeetingManagement of Groundwater Resources for Irrigation and Co-UsersMore Info
May 2014Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – is it Really New?More info – watch again
February 2014Technical MeetingThe Daunting Challenge of Canal Irrigation Reform for Water Productivity and Food SecurityMore Info
November 2013Technical MeetingWater and the Green EconomyMore Info
May 2013Gerald Lacey LectureSmall is Bountiful (but Messy): Informal Irrigation and New Directions for Security in sub-Saharan AfricaMore info – watch again
May 2012Gerald Lacey LectureWhat a Difference a Drop Makes – Joint Learning between IFAD and ICID to Address Rural Poverty through Agricultural Water Management
July 2011Gerald Lacey LectureWater Security – a Global Challenge
May 2010Gerlad Lacey LectureGlobal Food Security in 2030 – Why the World should support Agricultural Development in Africa
May 2009Gerlad Lacey LectureGlobal Perspective of Natural Disasters
May 2008Gerald Lacey LectureHow do we Feed the World?
May 2007Gerald Lacey LectureInter-basin Water Transfer: Regional Development, Economic Growth and Climate Change
May 2006Gerald Lacey LectureManaging Irrigation under Comprehensive Water Resources Management
May 2005Gerald Lacey LectureDammed, Damned of Doomed?
May 2004Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Environment in 2010
May 2003Gerald Lacey LectureWater and Development at the World Bank – What have we learned since 1990
May 2002Gerald Lacey LectureResearch and Technology in Irrigation and Drainage
May 2001Gerald Lacey LectureThe Role of Water in Food Production and Rural Development
May 200Gerlad Lacey LectureThe World Water Forum and its Implications for ICID
May 1999Gerald Lacey LectureIrrigation and Drainage: Is there still a role for soil physics?
May 1998Gerlad Lacey LectureThe International Irrigation Management Institute
May 1997Gerald Lacey LectureA Knowledge-Intensive Network for Sustainable Water Resources Management
May 1996Gerald Lacey LectureFlood Defence and Drainage – Money Down the Drain?
May 1995Gerald Lacey LectureGlobal Water Conservation
May 1994Gerald Lacey LectureThe Nile
May 1992Gerald Lacey LectureCanal and River Regime Theory and Practice 1929 to 1992
May 1991Gerald Lacey LectureManaging Irrigation Enterprises
May 1990Gerald Lacey LectureThe Role of the NRAs in Drainage Basin Management
May 1989Gerald Lacey LectureDevelopment of the Lower Brahmaptura Basin
May 1987Gerald Lacey LectureA Review of the UK Work of the Drainage and Irrigation Engineer
May 1986Gerald Lacey LectureDrainage Works on the Zuuiderzee Project
May 1985Gerald Lacey LectureWorld Bank Involvement in Irrigation and Drainage
May 1984Gerald Lacey LectureChallenges, Problems and Solutions in Irrigation Today