Version 1999


General Summary on Southern and Eastern Asia

The 21 countries studied in this report have been grouped into five sub-regions showing some kind of homogeneity in their hydro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. For the purposes of this study, these sub-regions are referred to as: Indian subcontinent, Eastern Asia, Far East, Southeast and Islands.

This section briefly presents the particularities which can be observed at national and regional level, as well as trends which emerge from the information which was collected. The section is divided into the following sub-sections:

arrow Geography, climate and population
arrow Water resources
arrow Water withdrawal
arrow Irrigation
arrow Drainage, flood control and environmental and health issues
arrow Trends in irrigation and drainage
arrow Thematic maps