A Regional expert consultation meeting on “Advanced Water Management Options for Sustainable Crop Production in South Asia” was held from 05-06 April 2021. It was organized by SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) on a virtual mode and the National Focal Experts from seven SAARC Member Countries have participated in this important meeting. The Director of SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dr. Md. Baktear Hossain chaired the inaugural session while Dr Sreekanth Attaluri, Senior Program Specialist (Crops) cordially welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of efficient water utilization using advanced water technologies particularly irrigated water in crop production while bringing awareness to policy makers about the available options in water management and practices with its impact on sustainable crop production.  Dr S K Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (NRM) Indian Council of Agriculture Research, graced the occasion as Special guest during the inaugural session. He emphasized on the need to focus on research efforts on canal automation, efficient use of ground and surface water for improving crop production and crop diversification in water scarce areas. As a special guest in the inaugural session Mr Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Director, ARD & SDF, SAARC-Secretariat, Nepal stated that the deliberations of the proposed meeting would pave the way for drafting and further strengthening national policy on crop and water management in the agricultural sector of SAARC Member Countries. Further, in absence of Chief Guest, Dr Attaluri, Senior Program Specialist (Crops) delivered the message of Chief Guest Mr Md. Ruhul Amin Talukder, Additional Secretary, PPC Wing, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh during the opening session of the meeting. Detailed report