CONTENTS:- Preface 1. Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Asia 2. Good Practices on Strategic Planning and Management of Water Resources in Asia and the Pacific 3. Integrated Water Resources Development for the Nadi River Basin 4. Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lao People's Democratic Republic 5. Management of Water Resources in Malaysia 6. Strategic Plan on Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar 7. Strategic Plan of the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources
Shortage of water available for agriculture is a problem in most parts of the world. Shortage and degradation of agricultural land also greatly limit agricultural development in many regions. There is additionally increasing concern that agricultural development contributes significantly to general environmental degradation. These problems have reached dangerous levels in many countries such that economic development and social structures are threatened. If future food production is to keep pace with developing population, and natural environments are to be protected, then agricultural practice must change. An increased in the efficiency with which water is used in agriculture is a major priority. For many countries, agriculture is the largest water user and to improve water use efficiency in agriculture would have a significant impact on sustainable development. It is not only important to ensure availability of water in the right quantity at the right time, but also important to ensure that water of an appropriate quality is used. Research on water efficient agriculture, and on sustainable use of water and land resources in arid and semi-arid areas has a high international priority.