M.A.S. Mandal is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He was the President of the International Research Network on Irrigation Management for Crop Diversification. He worked for Bangladesh Agriculture Sector Review, Government of Bangladesh Task Force on Agricultural Production Strategy, and the Flood Action Plan-12 study. Professor Mandal is currently leading a multidisciplinary study of Privatization of Minor Irrigation in Bangladesh. He has published many research papers both at home and abroad. He also co-edited among others ‘On-farm Irrigation Water Management Problems’, ‘Evaluating the Role of Institutions in Irrigation Programme’, ‘Irrigation Water Market-Inefficient and Inequitable?’ and ‘Diversification in Bangladesh’. S.C. Dutta S.C. Dutta is an Associate Professor of Irrigation and Water Management at the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He possesses a distinguished academic career and earned reputation for his original contributions in irrigation research. Dr. Dutta was declared as the best post-graduate student of the year in Irrigation Water Management at the Silsoe College, Cranfield University, England and was awarded the United Kingdom Irrigation Association (UKIA) Trophy in 1990. he has published many research papers in national and international journals. The editors have had long experience of working together on irrigation research and jointly published many articles on irrigation and water resources issues.