With a rapidly growing population in Asia and rising demand for drinking water, power, and food the competition for water resources is huge. The future challenge is how to grow more food with less water.
With over 20 years experience in the planning, design and implementation of water resources projects in Asia, Yasmin leads ADB knowledge work on water security and irrigation - aiming to drive latest technologies and innovations to improve water resources management. She has also been an ADB project officer for technical assistance, loan processing and administration of diverse water resources projects in Asia. She is a chartered civil engineer with specialization in irrigation engineering.
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Including women in agriculture as equal players can have a significant impact on crop production and can contribute to food security of Asia and the Pacific. We can produce more with less by giving women equal access to resources, education, and markets.
Growing more food with less water is the only solution to feed hungry urban populations and quench thirst for energy in developing Asia. Innovative approaches to managing energy and water can provide solutions.
A majority of respondents think drip and sprinkler systems are the best solution.