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.

AWC Bureau for 2019-2021

President Vice President Vice President Vice 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)

AWC’s Board of Council (BoC) is the highest decision-making body composed of 27 members serving 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. They also take parts in various task forces, committee activities and consultation groups related to water project, and are involved in the preparation of the 2nd Asia International Water Week.

AWC Board of Council for 2019-2021

27 Board of Council Members

College 1. Government

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Ministry of Environment (ME) Mr. Dong-jin Kim Ms. Ji-yeon Kang Rep. of Korea
Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System (MWSS) Mr. Reynaldo Velasco Ms. Leonor Cleofas Philippines
Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) Mr. Ge Li Ms. Xinyang Chi China
Ministry of Water Resources & Meteorology (MOWRAM) Mr. PonhSachak Mr. Huong Sunthan Cambodia
Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) Dr. Basuki Hadimuljono Mr. Jarot Widyoko Indonesia
Daegu Metropolitan City (Daegu) Mr. Young-jin Kwon Mr. Dong-hyun Back Rep. of Korea
Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) Mr. Thongphath Inthavong Mr. Bouathep Malaykham Laos
Office of the National Resources(ONWR) Dr. Somkiat Prajamwong Ms. Thayida Oui Thailand
Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MNE) Mr. Tserenbat Namsrai Mr. Erdenbulgan Luvsandorj Mongolia

College 2. MDBs and ECAs

College 3. Public Organization

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Water Services Regulatory Commission (WSRC)Dr. Batsuuri JamiyansurenMr. Dorjbat BataaMongolia

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
Sungkyunkwan University Smart Water Grid Research Group (SKKU SWG)Prof. Kyung-taek YumMr. Kuk-heon HanRep. of Korea
The Resources Centre (TRC)Dr. Bindu N. Lohani-Nepal
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)Prof. Mukand S. BabelDr. Sangam ShresthaThailand
National University of Singapore Tropical Marine Science Institute (NUS TMSI)Prof. Shie-YuiLiongDr. Jiandong LiuSingapore
Institute of Water Resources & Hydropower Research (IWHR)Dr. Jing PengDr. Jianli ZhangChina
Indonesian Association of Hydraulic Engineers (IAHE)Mr. Jarot WidyokoDr. Ismail WidadiIndonesia
Indonesian Water Institute (IWI)Dr. Firdaus AliMs. Marsya Diasthi PutriIndonesia
Tokyo City University (TCU)Prof. Kazumasa ItoMr. Chavoshian Seyed AliJapan

College 6. International Organization and Civil Society

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Agency of International Fund for the Aral Sea Saving (Agency of IFAS)Dr. Vadim SokolovMr. AdkhamTulyaganovUzbekistan
Australian Water Partnership (AWP)Mr. Michael WilsonMs. Sarah RansomAustralia
Global Institute for Water, Environment & Health (GIWEH)Dr. Nidal SalimMr. Didier BartheSwitzerland
@qua – Smart ICT for WaterDr. Philippe GourbesvilleMr. Lian-GueyLerInternational
International Water Resources Association (IWRA)Mr. Callum ClenchDr. Mingna WangInternational
Korea Water Forum (KWF)Dr. Kyul-ho KwakDr. Eun NamkungRep. of Korea
UNESCO i-WSSMMr. Yang-su KimMs. Da-hae ParkRep. of Korea

Statutory Board Member

Organization Representative Alternate Nationality
Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water)Dr. Jae-hyeon ParkMr. Jong-jin LeeRepublic of Korea

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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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, and twelve staff members are planning, operating, and programming the AWC activities.

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1 no image Mr. Seok-kyu SEO
- Supervise AWC’s strategic work plan
- Decision-making of AWC governing affairs
2 no image Dr. Yong-deok CHO
Executive Director
- Supervise AWC’s overall activities
- Design overall 2nd AIWW Programs
3 no image Mr. Yong-hwan KIM
Planning Director
- Design, direct, and operate AWC events
- Manage overall 2nd AIWW Programs, 2nd AIWW ‘Asia to World Statement’
4 no image Mr. Sung-woo SHIN
Program Director
- Direct AWC Water Project implementation and develop new projects
- 2nd AIWW ‘Asia Water Issues’
5 no image Mr. Jun-yeon HWANG
Operation Director
- AWC’s interlink with international water events
(9thWWForum, SIWW, WWWeek, P4G Summit, KIWW)
- Global Networking, 2nd AIWW ‘Water Project Business Forum’
6 no image Mr. Soo-hyeong YI
Program Manager
- Water Project implementation and coordination
- 2nd AIWW ‘Asia Water Issues’
7 no image Mr. Kuk-jin KIM
Operation Manager
- AWC Administrative Affairs (Budget, HR, Contract etc.)
- Administrative support to AWC Events
(2nd AIWW, General Assembly, Board Meetings)
8 no image Mr. Jong-han RHEE
Operation Manager
- Administrative support for AWC Cooperation and Partnership
- Support International Water Events
9 no image Ms. Sophie LEE
Operation Manager
- Communications, Public Relations, Promotion of AWC
- Operate the 2nd AIWW Preparation
10 no image Mr. Yeon-seok KIM
Operation Manager
- AWC Contents Development
- Membership management
11 no image Ms. Ga-hae CHOI
Program Manager
- OECD-AWC-MoE Cooperation Project Management
- AWC-AAWC Cooperation(Parliamentarian)
12 no image Ms. Hyun-Mi LEE
-AWC Accountancy Management
13 no image Ms. Seong-sin Kim