ASIAN REGIONAL WORKING GROUP (ASRWG)
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The 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.

Established : 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 Email Country Membership
1 Dr. Karim Shiati Iran Chair
2 Dr. Rajinder Kumar Gupta ho@wapcos.co.in India Member
3 Ir. Hj AHMAD BIN DARUS ahmaddarus@water.gov.my Malaysia Member
4 Prof. Dr. Tsugihiro WATANABE nabe@kumamoto-u.ac.jp Japan Member
5 Mr. Ahmed Kamal husnainahmad@hotmail.com Pakistan Member
6 Mr. Dilshod Kimsanov kdilshod@iuj.ac.jp Tajikistan Member
7 Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar vijaylabh@gmail.com India Member
8 Prof. Ray-Shyan Wu raywu@cc.ncu.edu.tw Chinese Taipei Committee Member
9 Mr. Bashu Dev Lohanee basulohani@hotmail.com Nepal Member
10 Dr. (Ms.) Mu Mu Than mt8190@gmail.com Myanmar Member
11 Mr. Ilkhom Juraev Usmonovich Uzbekistan Member
12 Dr. Kota Tirupataiah dg.walamtari@gmail.com India Member
13 Mr. S. Siswoko indonecid@kimpraswil.go.id Indonesia Member
14 Prof. (Ms.) Kyung Sook Choi ks.choi@knu.ac.kr South Korea Member
15 Dr. Mochammad Amron mochammad.amron@gmail.com Indonesia Member
16 Mr. Naoki HAYASHIDA hayashida21@n-renmei.jp Japan Member
17 Ir. Syed Abdul Hamid bin Syed Shuib hamid@moa-gov.my Malaysia Member
18 Prof. Gwo-Hsing Yu, Ph.D. ctcid@water.tku.edu.tw Chinese Taipei Committee Member
19 Dr. Aynur Fayrap aynurf@dsi.gov.tr Turkey Member
20 Mr. Arthon Suttigarn asut999@gmail.com Thailand Member
21 Dr. Dao Trong Tu tu.daotrong2013@gmail.com Vietnam Provisional Member
22 Dr. Wen-Pin Shu ben@triwra.org.tw Chinese Taipei Committee Provisional Member
23 Ir. Felipe Dantas felipe.dantas@valmont.com Australia Provisional Member
24 Eng. W.B. Palugaswewa w_palugaswewa@yahoo.com Sri Lanka Provisional Member
25 Mr. Ahmed Kama Pakistan Provisional Member
26 Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed Manhee ammarmanhee@yahoo.com Iraq Provisional Member
27 Mr. Shaimaa Shihab Ahmed sunshinesh_2018@hotmail.com Iraq Provisional Member
28 Prof. Wang Aiguo agwang@mwr.gov.cn China Provisional Member

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