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U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage

a nonprofit, professional society organized in 1952, whose multi-disciplinary membership shares an interest in 

  • planning

  • design

  • construction

  • operation

  • maintenance

of irrigation, drainage, and flood control works; agricultural economics; water law;, and environmental and social issues affecting irrigated agriculture.

News and Updates

The USCID Conference will be hosted in Fort Collins, Colorado October 24-28, 2022. Please find the Call for Papers below. We look forward to seeing you there!

New Announcement as of June 13, 2022:

  1. Traditionally, USCID announces their call for papers which includes publication. This year, we would like to extend the solicitation for a non-publication track. With Track 1, the traditional track, we will follow the same standard of practice as usual. With Track 2, this new track, if you have a topic you'd like to present to conference attendees in October but would not like to be published, please send a detailed outline of your topic and points by August 1st to this email address. You will not be published, but the conference committee will sift through these topics as well as those of Track 1 to determine if the Track 2 topics are a good fit for the conference. Please do not submit any presentations with a sales pitch. These are informational only sessions. 

  2. We have also extended our call for papers deadline for Track 1. Please have all abstracts turned into this email Amber Weber,, by end of day June 24th.  

  3. We had a member engagement meeting on June 13th. Please find the recording here. The full presentation that was used is here.


Detailed Updates:

Priorities of the USCID

Conferences/ Education/ Networking

  • Our Conference is coming up in October 2022!

  • ICID Conference is October 3-10, 2022

  • Past Conference information can be found here.

  • A professional Directory can be found here.

Awards & Scholarships


A newsletter is sent out three times a year. To receive this, please email Amber Weber (contact below) to get on the list!


​The below information can be found in the link below.

  • Member Benefits

  • Members Only

  • Organizations

Member Info & Member List

Join us as a member here.

Student Programs


USCID provides many resources throughout the year. Contact Amber Weber (contact below) to be sure you are on the distribution list.


The Mission of the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage is to promote progressive and sustainable irrigation, drainage and flood control practices in support of food and fiber production and public safety, recognizing that sustainability embodies economic, social and environmental goals.

In fulfillment of our Mission, we will seek to:
  • Maintain an active ICID national committee with a diverse membership

  • Encourage participation in international forums of ICID to promote worldwide information exchange

  • Remain abreast of changing public needs and values concerning land and water resource allocation and use

  • Identify and crystallize pertinent issues confronting sustainable irrigated agriculture

  • Host national and international conferences and study tours for presentation and discussion of technical, management and policy issues

  • Publishes proceedings, reports, bulletins and newsletters to facilitate information exchange

  • Stimulate the appropriate application of engineering, agriculture, economic, environmental, legal and social science technology to improve irrigation, drainage and flood control practice

  • Develop and maintain strong communication links within the industry and with stakeholders and the public




Amber Weber

Executive Director


Tel: 719-688-9941

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Thaddeus L. Bettner


Glenn-Colusa District


Tel: 530-934-8881

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Samuel W. Shaefer


GEI Consultants, Inc.



Brian Wahlin


West Consultants, Inc.


Tel: 480-345-2155 

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David E. Bradshaw


Metro Water District of Sacramento, California

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Stuart Styles


California Polytechnic State University

Tel: 805-756-2429


Eduardo Bautista


Agricultural Research Service, Arizona

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Randy Hopkins


Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, California

Tel: 559-449-2700

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Therese A. Ure


Schroeder Law Offices, PC


Tel: 775-786-8800

Paper Craft


2490 W. 26th Ave. #100A Denver, CO 80211

Tel:  719-688-9941

For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

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