The United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage is a professional society that brings together an extensive range of perspectives and interests related to irrigation and drainage in the United States. Members include practicing professionals in engineering, agriculture, and the social sciences, and range from undergraduate students to government agency heads, consulting firm partners, and senior academics. Irrigation district operating personnel are a core USCID membership group.
USCID is a key focal point for interaction among its members (and other water professionals) on cutting-edge water-related issues affecting the United States and the world. We organize many topical conferences, publish a timely and informative newsletter, and distribute the international journal Irrigation and Drainage to our members. Every two years, USCID organizes a major international conference which brings together more than 200 irrigation professionals from across the United States and the world for three days of paper presentations, discussions, informal interactions and study tours.
In addition to our domestic concerns, USCID members link with water professionals in more than 70 other countries through the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, of which USCID is a part. An important international activity available to USCID members is the ICID Congress which assembles more than 600 irrigation professionals from around the world every three years for a week of meetings, paper presentations, symposia, informal interactions, and study tours.
USCID has recently embarked on a campaign to broaden and expand its membership and to enhance its relevance and service to the irrigation and drainage community. Through timely, interesting and informative conferences and publications, we aim to be the pre-eminent source of practical, cutting edge information on irrigation, drainage and flood control for US professionals. As President of USCID, I extend to you an invitation to join us in meeting these exciting challenges.