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Chairman of the Working Group

VPH L.D. Stephens, USA

Vice President Ian W. Makin


Profile: The European Regional Working Group (ERWG) of ICID was founded at the 46th IEC Meeting in Rome in September, 1995, and is acting under the motto "Comprehensive land and water management in European river basins for the sustainable development of the rural landscape". The tasks of ERWG can be summarized :

  • Knowledge transfer and exchange of experience in matters of border crossing water and land management in European countries
  • Co-operation of experts and organisations engaged in national, supranational and international objectives of water management and irrigated agriculture
  • Development and promotion of border crossing projects and conferences

The WG has many Sub-committees working on topics of regional/ local significance. The WG has brought out several valuable publications like:

The WG has organized 25 Regional Conferences so far on topics of current importance

25 Years of ERWGMembers and invitees celebrating 25 years of ERWG at Montpellier, France, 2015

Estd : 1995

Mandate: The mission of ERWG is to promote awareness about critical ICID relevant water issues at all levels in Europe and to pay special attention to the environmentally sustainable water management in Europe.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VP Ian William Makin  UK (2014) Chair   (2015)
2
VPH Peter Kovalenko Ukraine  (1999) Vice-Chair (2005)
3
Mr. Olli-Matti Verta  Finland  (2000) Secretary (2011) 
4
Representative Netherlands  (1950) 
5
Representative Spain  (1955) 
6
Representative Switzerland  (1955) 
7
VPH Brane Maticic Slovenia (1992) 
8
Mr. Pedro Eduardo da Cunha Serra  Portugal (1996) 
9
Prof. Dr. Ion Nicolaesco  Romania (1996) 
10
Prof. Dr. Svatopluk Matula  Czech Republic (1997) 
11
Dr. Davor Romic  Croatia  (2002) 
12
Dr. John Martin  Ireland  (2003) 
13
VPH Laszlo Hayde Hungary (2005) 
14
Dr. Irina G. Pankova Russia Observer (2007)
15
Dr. (Mrs.) Sabine Seidelas as Young Professional  Germany Observer  (2011) 
16
Dr. Irena Bondarik  Russia (2012)
17
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Vorlop  Germany Observer (2012)
18
Dr. Sami Bouarfa  France (2013)
19
Mr. Peter Alexey Yurievich, Chair , EWTDRA  Russia Ex-Officio Member (2014)
20
Mr. Hannes Puu  Estonia (2015) 
21
Dr. Marco Arcieri  Italy (2015) 

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PRESENTATIONS

Gwangju, September 2014

  1. Irene Bondarik (Russia) - 12th International Drainage Workshop (IDW), 23-26 June 2014 at St. Saint – Petersburg, Russia
  2. Klaus Röttcher (Germany) - Water Management in Germany
  3. Sabine Seidel (Germany) - German Irrigation Project SAPHIR