7th NARBO Training on Integrated Water Resources Management

Event | 2 - 9 November 2012 Mahaweli River Basin, Sri Lanka


The Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO) is committed to providing high-quality capacity development on integrated water resources management. This is the 7th NARBO training on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) designed to assist practitioners of water resources management to better apply IWRM approaches at basin-scale. Using a mix of participatory and trans-disciplinary case studies the program will develop the capacity of participants to understand, introduce, implement and improve IWRM in their respective river basins, based on the IWRM spiral model.

The training program includes lectures and case studies with invited international IWRM specialists and staff from host organization Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka. Participants will undertake two full-day field studies in the Mahaweli river basin, including dialogue with a cross-section of basin stakeholders. Participants will develop group assessments and presentations on their findings from selected case studies, which will be based on the Mahaweli river basin which embodies many water resources and water services issues common to river basin management throughout Asia.


The training aims to:

  • Develop capacity in introducing, implementing, and improving IWRM in river basins
  • Expand the growing network of IWRM practitioners focused on improving IWRM in river basins
  • Identify further training and professional development opportunities


The training is being organized by ADB and NARBO.


The training is open to 25 participants working at middle-management level in river basin organizations or government agencies responsible for water resources or river basin management in Asia.