I Bureau

The Bureau consists of one President who is elected among the Board Members, and four Vice Presidents and one Treasurer appointed by the recommendation of the President. The Bureau members discuss the key issues related to the operation and management of the Council and provide advice to the Board of Council.

Bureau Members (2019-2021)

President Vice President Treasurer
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Dr. Jae-hyeon Park Ms. Leonor Cleofas Mr. Ge Li Dr. Firdaus Ali Dr. Philippe Gourbesville Dr. Shie-YuiLiong
K-water(Republic of Korea) Metro-politan Waterworks and Sewerage System(Philippines) Ministry of Water Resources of China(China) Indonesian Water Institute(Indonesia) @qua Smart ICT for Water(France) Tropical Marine Science Institute - NUS(Singapore)

I Board of Council

AWC’s Board of Council (BoC) is the highest decision-making body composed of 27 members serving the three-year term. The BoC members are elected at the General Assembly. Each eligible member has a right to vote to decide matters related to the operation and management of the Council, its governance and accountability, finance and audit of the Secretariat, approve membership and water projects, and elect the President.

27 Board of Council Members (2019-2022)


Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Ministry of Environment (MoE) Mr. Ock-joo Son Ms. Jin-sook Jung Rep. of Korea
Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System (MWSS) Ms. Leonor C. Cleofas - Philippines
Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) Mr. Ge Li Ms. Xinyang Chi China
Ministry of Water Resources & Meteorology (MOWRAM) Mr. Ponh Sachak Mr. Sunthan Huong Cambodia
Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) Hon. Dr. Basuki Hadimuljono Mr. Jarot Widyoko Indonesia
Daegu Metropolitan City (Daegu) Mr. Joon pyo Hong Mr. Seung-dae Lee Rep. of Korea
Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) Mr. Thongphath Inthavong Dr. Chansaveng Boungnong Laos
Office of the National Resources(ONWR) Dr. Somkiat Prajamwong Ms.Thayida Siritreeratomrong van Corstanje Thailand
Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) Mr. B. Bat-Erdene Ms. Dorjsuren Ariuntuya Mongolia

College 2. MDBs and ECAs (Advisory Board)

College 3. Public Organization

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Water Services Regulatory Commission (WSRC)Dr. Batsuuri JamiyansurenMr. Dorjbat BataaMongolia
Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water)
(*Statutory Board Member)
Dr. Jae-hyeon ParkMr. Woo Seok LeeRepublic of Korea

College 4. Enterprises

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI)Mr. Ramoncito S. FernandezMr. Randolph T. EstrelladoPhilippines

College 5. Academia and Research Organization

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
@qua Smart ICT for Water Dr. Philippe Gourbesville Dr. Lian-Guey Ler France
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Dr. Mukand S. Babel Dr. Sangam Shrestha  Thailand
Indonesian Association of Hydraulic Engineers (IAHE) Dr. Ir. Jarot Widyoko Dr. Ismail Widadi Indonesia
Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) Dr. Jing PENG Dr. Jianli ZHANG China
Tropical Marine Science Institute-NUS (TMSI) Dr. Shie-Yui Liong Dr. Jiandong LIU Singapore
Sungkyunkwan University (Smart Water Grid Research Group) Dr. Kyung-Taek Yum Mr. Kuk-Heon Han Rep. of Korea
Tokyo City University (TCU) Prof. Kazumasa Ito Mr. Chavoshian Seyed Ali Japan
Indonesia Water Institute (IWI) Dr. Ir. Firdaus Ali Ms. Marsya Diasthi Putri Indonesia

College 6. International Organization and Civil Society

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Agency of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for project implementation in Uzbekistan (Agency of IFAS) Dr. Vadim Sokolov Mr. Adkham Tulyaganov Uzbekistan
Australian Water Partnership (AWP) Ms. Sarah Ransom Mr. John Dore Australia
Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH) Dr. Nidal Salim Mr. Didier Barthe Switzerland
International Water Resources Association (IWRA) Mr. Callum Clench Dr. Mingna Wang International 
Korea Water Form (KWF) Dr. Kyul-ho Kwak Dr. Eun Namkung Rep. of Korea
The Resources Center (TRC) Dr. Bindu Lohani (공란) Nepal
UNESCO-iWSSM Mr. Bong-woo Shin Ms. Da-hae Park International 

I Special Committee

As the main drivers of the AWC, six Special Committees contribute to identify primary regional water problems and applicable solutions through feasible implementation methods. Each Special Committee evaluates the proposed water projects and nominates the final list. In addition, Special Committees organize ‘Asia Water Issue’ at the Asia International Water Week by coordinating AWC members to disseminate the latest water issues in each member country and share the action plans. Each Special Committee consists of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Coordinator, and Members.

Special Committee Country Organization
Strategy & PolicyAustraliaAustralian Water Partnership (AWP)
NepalThe Resources Centre (TRC)
Republic of KoreaSeoul National University (SNU)
IWRM/SWMChinaTsinghua University
Republic of KoreaK-water
France@qua-Smart ICT for Water
Republic of KoreaDangkook University
Republic of KoreaSmart Water Grid Research Group
Water and Climate ChangeChinaChina Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)
ThailandAsian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Republic of KoreaKorea Environment Institute (KEI)
ChinaTsinghua University
Republic of KoreaJoongbu University
Water-Energy-Food NexusInternationalAgency of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)
Republic of KoreaDaejin University
ChinaChina Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)
InternationalFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO)
Republic of KoreaKyung Hee University
Water for EcosystemInternationalUNESCO Jakarta Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
InternationalInternational Water Resources Association (IWRA)
Republic of KoreaKorea Rural Community Corporation (KRC)
InternationalFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO)
Knowledge Base & DisseminationSingaporeTropical Marine Scientific Institute National University of Singapore (TMSI-NUS)
Republic of KoreaChungnam National University International Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI)
InternationalUNESCO i-WSSM
SwitzerlandGlobal Institute for Water Environment and Health (GIWEH)

As of November 2020, there are 144 members from 27 countries classified into six colleges. The member organizations are composed of water policy and financing advisors, planners, government officials, technicians, engineers, scholars, and citizens of the international water community.

Any stakeholder (organization based) of the global water community who is committed to resolve global water challenges and willing to work for Asia can be a member of AWC.

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I Secretariat

AWC Secretariat works on administrative matters of the Council, and hosts the General Assembly, Board of Council Meeting, and the AIWW. Also, it manages the membership, annual budget, documentation, and operates AWC’s international cooperation activities by building networks, conducting joint research projects, and participating various global water conferences under the President’s decision. The Secretariat office is located at the AWC Headquarters in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.