NARBO - Network of Asian River Basin Organizations

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What's NARBO

NARBO is the Network of Asian River Basin Organizations. Announced at the 3rd World Water Forum in March 2003, NARBO was officially established in February 2004 to promote integrated water resources management (IWRM) in monsoon areas of Asia. The goal of NARBO is to help achieve IWRM in river basins throughout Asia. The objective of NARBO is to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of RBOs in promoting IWRM and improving water governance, through training and exchange of information and experiences among RBOs and their associated water sector agencies and knowledge partner organizations. (See: NARBO Charter (Revised: Feb. 2017) [PDF/145KB] pdf )


Scope of Activities


92 organizations from 19 countries have already joined as members of NARBO. Membership is open to organizations which implement or promote IWRM, including river basin organizations, national and federal/ provincial/local governmental organizations, regional and inter-regional knowledge partners and bilateral and multilateral development cooperation agencies (As of 1 Aug 2017).

NARBO Constitutional body (as of May 1, 2021)


Mr. Imam Santoso,
President Director, Perum Jasa Tirta II (PJT2)


Mr. Udaya R Seneviratne,
Former Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka

Dato’ Dr. Md. Nasir bin Md. Noh,
Director General,
National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM)

Secretary General

Mr. Junji Miwa,
Vice President, Japan Water Agency

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

H.E.Basuki Hadimoeljono(Mr.)
Minister of Public Works and Housing, Republic of Indonesia.

Mr. Mochammad Amron, Indonesia

Dr. Keizrul Bin Abdullah, Malaysia

Mr. Tjoek Walujo Subijanto, Indonesia

Mr. Wouter Lincklaen Arriens, Netherland

Mr. Apichart Anukularmphai,
President, Thailand Water Resources Association, Thailand

Mr. Ivan de Silva, Sri Lanka

Ms. Dolora Nepomuceno, Philippines

Mr. Herman Idrus, Indonesia


Vice Secretary General

Mr. Nobuyuki Ichihara,
Director of International Affairs Division, Management and Planning Department, Japan Water Agency

Mr.Chul Ju Kim,
Deputy Dean (CBT and Special Activities), Asian Development Bank Institute

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Tel: +632-632-4444
Fax: +632-636-2444

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Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Tel: +81-3-3593-5500
Fax: +81-3-3593-5587

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Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM)

Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM)

Tel: +62-271-719429

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