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.

DateMeeting TypeTopic
November 2018Technical MeetingThe Nile Basin

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May 2018Gerald Lacey LectureAchieving SDG 6 – the ‘Water Goal’

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November 2017Technical MeetingIntegrated Urban Water Management

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May 2017Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Scarcity Crisis – Fact or Fiction

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February 2017Technical MeetingIrrigation and Water Supply: Conflict or Opportunity?

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November 2016Technical MeetingWater Crises: Challenges and Opportunities

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May 2016Gerlad Lacey LectureIrrigated Agriculture in the 21st Century – A Sustainable Career Choice

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February 2016Technical MeetingThe Role of the Private Sector in Irrigation Management: Experiences and Opportunities

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November 2015Technical MeetingIrrigation: Improving Social and Environmental Outcomes

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May 2015Gerald Lacey LectureWhy Groundwater Matters

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February 2015Technical MeetingDams for Irrigation: Technical and Social Considerations for Sustainability

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November 2014Technical MeetingManagement of Groundwater Resources for Irrigation and Co-Users

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May 2014Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – is it Really New?

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February 2014Technical MeetingThe Daunting Challenge of Canal Irrigation Reform for Water Productivity and Food Security

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November 2013Technical MeetingWater and the Green Economy

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May 2013Gerald Lacey LectureSmall is Bountiful (but Messy): Informal Irrigation and New Directions for Security in sub-Saharan Africa

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May 2012Gerald Lacey LectureWhat a Difference a Drop Makes – Joint Learning between IFAD and ICID to Address Rural Poverty through Agricultural Water Management

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July 2011Gerald Lacey LectureWater Security – a Global Challenge

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May 2010Gerlad Lacey LectureGlobal Food Security in 2030 – Why the World should support Agricultural Development in Africa

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May 2009Gerlad Lacey LectureGlobal Perspective of Natural Disasters

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May 2008Gerald Lacey LectureHow do we Feed the World?

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May 2007Gerald Lacey LectureInter-basin Water Transfer: Regional Development, Economic Growth and Climate Change

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May 2006Gerald Lacey LectureManaging Irrigation under Comprehensive Water Resources Management

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May 2005Gerald Lacey LectureDammed, Damned of Doomed?

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May 2004Gerald Lacey LectureThe Water Environment in 2010

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May 2003Gerald Lacey LectureWater and Development at the World Bank – What have we learned since 1990

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May 2002Gerald Lacey LectureResearch and Technology in Irrigation and Drainage

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May 2001Gerald Lacey LectureThe Role of Water in Food Production and Rural Development

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May 200Gerlad Lacey LectureThe World Water Forum and its Implications for ICID

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May 1999Gerald Lacey LectureIrrigation and Drainage: Is there still a role for soil physics?

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May 1998Gerlad Lacey LectureThe International Irrigation Management Institute

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May 1997Gerald Lacey LectureA Knowledge-Intensive Network for Sustainable Water Resources Management

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May 1996Gerald Lacey LectureFlood Defence and Drainage – Money Down the Drain?

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May 1995Gerald Lacey LectureGlobal Water Conservation

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May 1994Gerald Lacey LectureThe Nile

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May 1992Gerald Lacey LectureCanal and River Regime Theory and Practice 1929 to 1992

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May 1991Gerald Lacey LectureManaging Irrigation Enterprises

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May 1990Gerald Lacey LectureThe Role of the NRAs in Drainage Basin Management

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May 1989Gerald Lacey LectureDevelopment of the Lower Brahmaptura Basin

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May 1987Gerald Lacey LectureA Review of the UK Work of the Drainage and Irrigation Engineer

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May 1986Gerald Lacey LectureDrainage Works on the Zuuiderzee Project

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May 1985Gerald Lacey LectureWorld Bank Involvement in Irrigation and Drainage

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May 1984Gerald Lacey LectureChallenges, Problems and Solutions in Irrigation Today

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