Water Supply Management

Irrigation Management

Stormwater Management

Flood Management

Water Pollution Management

Sanitation Management

  • 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

Technical Talk

Technical Talk on Basic Principles of Isotope Hydrology and Application by Dr Robert van Gerdern Date: 9 March 2018 Venue: Malaysian Nuclear Agency Participation: 60 participants (Government & Private agencies,... read more

21st MANCID Annual Conference

Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MANCID) will be organizing its 21st MANCID Annual Conference (21st MANCO)  at TH Hotel & Convention Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia from 9 -11 October 2016. The conference theme “Modernizing Irrigation and Drainage for a new Green Revolution” Sub Theme: Water Productivity : Revisiting the concepts in light of water, energy and food nexus. Water saving. What is possible, what is not possible? Water footprint of crops and derived crop products Hydropower generation in irrigation systems: sharing water and benefits Understanding water productivity, water and energy use efficiency Water security for growth and development Transferring water out of agriculture: emerging issues and challenges. State of knowledge of irrigation techniques and practicalities within given socio-economic settings. Precision irrigation management Water use in food value chains Modelling and remote sensing for modernization and operation of irrigation schemes Monitor and control systems for improved operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes Improving surface irrigation under water... read more

National Water Resources Committee Held Meetings To Integrate Implementation Of Water Resources Strategies

On 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

“Civil-State Cooperation” and Integration of Drought Mitigation Implementations

Prime Minister, General Yongyuth Chan-ocha has set a policy for all concerned agencies to join hands through the Civil-State Cooperation Mechanism for drought mitigation in short, medium, and long terms. Drought mitigation has been implemented according to the Drought Prevention and Mitigation Plans for 2015-2016, consisting of 16 measures namely; 2 assistance measures, 3 mitigation measures, and 11 solving measures. 2 assistance measures are to: 1. Employ farmers to help generate their incomes 2. Distribute save water for consumption 3 mitigation measures are to: 1. Refill water to community water sources 2. Desalinize sea water 3. Use more groundwater 11 solving measures are divided into structural and non-structural measures as follows: Structural measures are: 1. One Village One Water Supply (OVOWS) project 2. Water retaining ponds using existing roads, regulators, and paddy field-ponds 3. Provide extra water sources for water supply production in Special Economic Zones 4. Build temporary weirs 5. Reuse treated water 6. Increase storage capacity of reservoirs 7. Repair and build more water supply systems 8. Refill water to large reservoirs Non-structural measures are: 1. Controlling opening and closing of water gates as appropriate 2. Reducing water evaporation by getting rid of floating plants, and etc. 3. Campaigning for less water use in all sectors, emphasizing participation Water Resources Regional Offices (WRRO) 1-11 of the Department of Water Resources responded to PM’s policy by implementing many activities accordingly.  For example, WRRO 1 established Save Water Production and Service Center with several water service outlets managed by river basin networks, water user groups, Tambon (sub-district) Administration Organization, and local people residing around the center and outlets.  The... read more