Yasmin Siddiqi
Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

With more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design and implementation of water resources projects in Asia, Yasmin Siddiqi leads ADB's 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 responsible for technical assistance, loan processing, and administration of diverse water resources projects in Asia. She is a chartered civil engineer and specializes in irrigation engineering.

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The solutions in Asia and the Pacific: explore groundwater abstraction options, build efficient water infrastructure, develop better data, and improve water management, particularly for agriculture.