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ASIAN REGIONAL WORKING GROUP (ASRWG)

Rice cultivation in ChinaThe Asian continent has the highest area under irrigation viz. 225 Mha, which is about 41% of its arable land. Also, this is where about 60% of the whole world population lives. India (67 Mha), China (65 Mha) alone account for 59% of the irrigated area in Asia. Eight countries (India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey and Bangladesh) account for 82% of the total irrigated land in Asia. Five most populous countries (China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) out of the top 10 in the world are from Asia accounting for 45% of the world population. To feed this ever increasing population, food production needs to be doubled. And that is only possible by water resources development and management.

 

To fulfill the task of doubling the food production in the region, the NCs from Asian region have formed the Asian Regional Working Group (ASRWG) to focus on numerous hot topics of the current importance. Recently, the Asian Regional Task Force on Climate Change (ARTF-CC), established under ASRWG, compiled a report titled "Climate change adaptation for irrigation and drainage in Asia" which was presented at the sixth world water forum held in Marseille in March 2012. Earlier a symposium on "climate change impacts on soil and water resources" was organized by the group at Tehran, Iran in 2011. In 2008, the group also brought out a ‘Report on ICID Task Force for Least Developed Countries in Asia’.

 

Besides organizing the Asian regional conferences on topics of current importance, the group enhances linkages with regional and transnational organizations for co-operation and transfer of technology in irrigation and drainage with aim to increase the food production.

 

 

Estd : 1996

 

Mandate: The general objective of the Asian Regional Working Group is to focus on common topics and issues and to enhance the transfer of appropriate technology in irrigation and drainage to and from the Asian Region. The mission of ASRWG is to encourage membership and to coordinate activities in the region.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VPH Karim Shiati Iran (1997) Chair (2006)
2
Mr. Uttam Raj Timilsina  Nepal 2011
3
Dr. Kota Tirupataiah India 2012
4
Mr. Arthon Suttigarn  Thailand 2012
5
Dr. Aynur Fayrap  Turkey 2012
6
Ir. Syed Abdul Hamid bin Syed Shuib  Malaysia 2013
7
Dr. Rajinder Kumar Gupta (Direct Member), WAPCOS India Limited  India 2014
8
Mr. Naoki Hayashida  Japan 2014
9
Dr. Mochammad Amron  Indonesia 2015
10
Prof. (Ms.) Kyung Sook Choi  Korea 2015
11
Dr. Gwo-Hsing Yu  Chinese Taipei 2015
12
Mr. Stephen Mills  Australia 2015
13
Mr. Ilkhom Juraev Uzbekistan 2015
14
Prof. Wang Aiguo China 2016
15
Mr. Shaimaa Shihab Ahmed  Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
16
Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed Manhee (Young Professional) Iraq Provisional Member (2016)
17
Representative  Sri Lanka 1950
18
Representative  Pakistan 1953
19
Representative  Philippines 1956
20
Representative Myanmar 1962
21
Representative  Bangladesh  1973
22
Representative  Saudi Arabia 1977
23
Representative  Kazakhstan 2006
24
Representative  Tajikistan 2014

 

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