GROUP ON COORDINATION OF DICTIONARIES (WG-CD)
(Established : 1998)
Version of Multilingual Technical Dictionary
This CD-ROM will be highly useful for engineers, researchers, students, professionals, planners, designers, academics and all others related with the field of irrigation and drainage. Highlights of Dictionary are: Definitions of more than 9200 technical terms related to irrigation, drainage, flood management, environment, river training and allied disciplines; Search option for locating definitions from keywords and from chapters/topics of interest; Advanced Search Options include full text search option with all the words and exact phrases (by using standard logical operators; Option to view the selected language of your choice; Any term definition can be printed/copied; Option to download/updates terms from ICID website as and when available; Over 550 definitions have been illustrated with hyperlinked sketches for clarity; and many more user-friendly options to help the user in getting the right information with a mouse click.
After the first edition of ICID Multilingual Technical Dictionary (1967), new techniques have developed and new practices in design, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation, drainage and flood control works have come into vogue. Computer aided system analysis has further revolutionized the water and land management strategies. Keeping in view this, Multilingual Technical Dictionary, has been revised covering latest fields of application. The dictionary is available in book form (1996 edition) as well as on CD-ROM.
Technical Dictionary on Irrigation and Drainage
After the first edition of ICID Multilingual Technical Dictionary, new technologies have developed and new practices in design, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation, drainage and flood control works have come into vogue. Computer aided system analysis has further revolutionized the water and land management strategies. Keeping in view these, Multilingual Technical Dictionary has been revised covering latest fields of application. Present edition of the dictionary is outcome of efforts put in by 42 experts from 11 countries, 15 International Organizations and ICID National Committees. This revised edition contains 10273 terms with definitions related to the field of irrigation, drainage, flood control, hydrology, hydraulic structures, construction techniques, environmental impact and other allied disciplines under 22 Chapters. Illustrative sketches for 557 selected terms have been given for greater clarity. Index of all the terms in alphabetical order has been included both in English and French, at the end to facilitate quick search. The Dictionary, it is hoped would be highly useful for engineers, researchers, students, professionals, planners, designers, academics and all others related with the field of irrigation and drainage.
The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques. [For more information contact http://www.icid.org]
OF WORKING GROUP
preparation and publication of translations of the English/French revised
edition of the Multilingual Technical Dictionary (MTD) on Irrigation and
Drainage into additional languages; to produce copies of the MTD in other
formats, especially electronic, so as to make it more valuable to users;
and to produce periodic updates on all sections of the MTD.
Members : (1) Mr. Bruno Molle, Chairman (France); (2) Mr. K.N. Sharma, Secretary (ICID C.O.); (3) Dr. E. Kruse (USA); (4) Dr. P. Buri (Italy); (5) Vice President Hon. Mr. Cai Lingen (China)
Observers : (1) FAO Representative; (2) WMO Representative; (3) IWMI
Representative; (4) Vice President Hon. Prof. Hector Malano, Chairman,
PCTA (Australia); and (5) Vice President Hon. Mr. Larry D. Stephens, Chairman,