Dr. Asad Sarwar Qureshi is Senior Scientist in Irrigation and Water Management at ICBA. Before joining the Center in 2014, he had worked at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in different scientific and management capacities in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Central Asia, and Bangladesh. He has served as country head of the IWMI offices in Pakistan, Iran and Central Asia. He was engaged with USAID, World Wildlife Fund, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) of Pakistan as a consultant for different assignments related to water resources and environmental management.
He has about 30 years of experience in action research for finding agronomic and engineering solutions to mitigate incipient water logging and salinity problems of the irrigated areas and development of conservation strategies for the water-scarce regions of the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and Central Asia. He has managed projects covering irrigation and water management, drought coping strategies, conjunctive management of different quality waters, rehabilitation and management of salt-affected and waterlogged soils, groundwater management, climate change and adaptation, impact assessment of irrigation infrastructure development, water user associations and wastewater management.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in water resources management from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is author of more than 100 scientific publications.