Asian G-WADI: Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Asian G-WADI was established in March 2005 based on consensus and collective understanding of representatives from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan to confront the urgent need for increased regional co-operation for sustainable development of arid and semi-arid zones. There are currently 13 member nations in Asian G-WADI: Kazakhstan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Vietnam have also joined the network.

Asian G-WADI has held numerous workshops and training courses, such as an International workshop on remote sensing and eco-hydrology in arid regions, Sept 16-19, 2013, Beijing China. It also facilitates cooperation, exchange and capacity building, including periodic, competitive scholarships. It has published a special issue on G-WADI projects in the Journal "Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions". And it coordinates a network of pilot river basins throughout Asia.

The current secretariat is at the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Lanzhou, Gansu, China. For more information on Asian G-WADI, please click here