Water for All
In the Spotlight
Winners of the 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum Youth Video Competition "Who’s Growing Tomorrow’s Food?" (Left to right) Saeed Nairizi, President, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, Grand Prize Winner Saraswati Upadhaya of Nepal, third place winner Gilbert James dela Cruz of the Philippines, and second place winner Patiparn Boontarig from Thailand.
Asia is on the frontline of climate change impacts both in terms of exposure and vulnerability. In parallel, climate impacts are most keenly felt on water resources. Here are some significant developments in the water sector related to climate change and the various ways these are being addressed.
Reviving Lakes and Wetlands in the People’s Republic of China, Volume 2: Lessons Learned on Integrated Water Pollution Control from Chao Lake Basin
This publication continues the ADB’s analysis of lake and wetland rehabilitation in the People’s Republic of China and examines how the current situation in the Chao Lake Basin compares with international thinking on the conditions necessary for sustainable management of lake basins.
Badra Kamaladasa, former Director-General of Sri Lanka’s Irrigation Department, talks about her role as a woman and as a leader in Sri Lanka’s irrigation sector.
About Water for All
Water, like many of the world’s precious resources, is threatened by misuse, overuse, and pollution. In Asia and the Pacific, many countries are in a water crisis, and their expanding populations have increasing demands for water.
"Water for All" is ADB's vision for the Asia and Pacific region. ADB works to increase investments for better water services in cities and rural communities and careful management of water resources.