Water Supply Management
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- ASEAN established the ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM) to enhance regional cooperation on freshwater management in the ASEAN region.
- As part of its strategic plan to promote Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in ASEAN Member States (AMS) the AWGWRM has implemented a number of IWRM-related projects. This website provides detailed annual reports on the IWRM performance in ASEAN countries for six key water management issues based on carefully selected sets of performance indicators.
- The six key water management issues are – (a) Water Supply Management, (b) Irrigation Management, (c) Stormwater Management, (d) Flood Management, (e) Water Pollution Management, (f) Sanitation Management.
- This website also provides an IWRM overview in each ASEAN country and blogposts of water-related news and events in the ASEAN countries.
Latest News & Events
National Water Resources Committee Held Meetings To Integrate Implementation Of Water Resources StrategiesOn 7 May 2014 the Cabinet approved water resources strategies for 2015-2026 as proposed by the Committee for Water Policy and Management and thus concerned agencies have set up plans and projects for 2014-2017 accordingly. The water resources strategies was formulated on the principles of sustainable and integrated river basin management, government’s policy framework, National Economic and Social Development Plans, water use analysis, water demand, flood, drought, and water pollution scenario; and on the basis of integration of agencies concerned and local people participation. The first meeting of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) in 2016 was held on 11 January 2016 presided over by the Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, to prepare for 2016 drought situations, to curb water utilization in water crisis areas, to hear reports on present water condition, to prepare for problems in consumption and agricultural water, to prepare for future water allocation for ecosystems, and many others. On 20 April 2016 the second meeting of the NWRC was held and presided over again by the Prime Minister General Yongyuth Chan-ocha. At this meeting the PM listened to the reports on assistance provided for drought victims, on the implementation of the water resources strategy for 2014-2016, and on the implementation framework for 2017-2026, together with additional plans for consumption and agricultural water. The implementation of water resources strategies had been done through coordination and cooperation of all sectors; government, private, and people under the Civil-State Cooperation Mechanism for the stability, prosperity, and sustainability of the... read more
Kampong Ayer was mentioned by the foreign visitors as the “Venice of the East” or “Floating City”. Its distinctiveness has led the settlement to become one of the country’s major tourist attractions. It has withstood the vagaries of nature and time to emerge as an important landmark and trade centre of Brunei.read more
Malaysia is hosting the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) Meeting from 7-11 September 2015. The Meeting is held back-to-back with the 17th Meeting of the Governing Board of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACBGB) and a few other meetings.read more
Malaysia – MTCP 2015 (Sixth International Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management 2015)
The Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia conducted the Sixth International Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management 2015 under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2015. The 12-days course was conducted in Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 28 August 2015 for about 20 participants from various countries.read more
July 10, 2015. General Chatchai Sarikalya, Chairman of the Committee for Policy and Water Resources Management, participated at the Seminar on “National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan” in Bangkok to disseminate knowledge, encourage participation, and raise awareness and understanding for the general public of the National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan.read more
July 22, 2015 General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand presided over the first Meeting of the new National Water Resources Board in Bangkok to lay plans for addressing drought problems and give guidance for the National Water Resource Board (NWRB).read more