ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM)

  • 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.

ASEAN IWRM Country Strategy Guidelines

The objectives of the ASEAN IWRM Country Strategy Guidelines project are:

  • To guide individual country IWRM strategies by developing a generic ASEAN IWRM framework (for surface water and groundwater) that is capable of local adaptation and implementation.
  • To enable ASEAN to measure regional performance and progress towards IWRM goals against a regionally consistent set of strategies.

What is IWRM?

According to the Global Water Partnership (GWP), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. Click here for details on “”What is IWRM”” according to GWP.


ASEAN Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)