Ian W. Makin

Ian W. Makin

Mr. Ian Makin is the director (Asia) and lead specialist for irrigation management for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). His work is focused on research for improved system performance, management reform and irrigation service delivery. Prior to rejoining IWMI in January 2015, Ian worked as the principal water resources specialist for the Asian Development Bank in Manila for 9 years (2005–2014). From 1996 to 2005, Ian held various roles with IWMI, and before that time was working at the Overseas Development Unit of HR Wallingford, UK (1981–1996). In 2015, Ian was elected vice president of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). Currently, he is chair of the ICID working groups for the (i) revitalization and modernization of irrigation, and (ii) European region; and a task team member for the ICID-2030 strategy.