" Contributing towards a water secure South Asia "

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SaciWATERs, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, is a policy research institute based in Hyderabad, India. From its inception in 2001, it has focused on critical issues related to water resources management in south Asia. A key endeavour at SaciWATERs has been to enhance the dominant water resources management paradigm in the region with a consideration of all issues using a pro-poor human development approach. The emphasis is on the accumulation of new knowledge through a combination of research, capacity building, and advocacy. Accordingly, it partners with universities and academic institutions from across global north and south to fundamentally reshape water resources knowledge systems in south Asia.

South Asia is endowed with vast water resources, yet there seems to be a perpetual shortage and uneven water distribution. Moreover, global changing scenarios such as urbanization and climate change are contributing to the profound water insecurity. Hence, a holistic approach to cater to this problem is required. SaciWATERs aims to achieve water security in south Asia through a pro-poor human development approach.



"The Cauvery Water Dispute" by S Janakarajan

Sawas Journal special issue"Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2016"

"Annual Report (2014-2015)"

"Land, water & power: The demise of common property resources in periurban Gurgaon, India" by Sumit Vij and Vishal Narain


SCaN Call for Capacity Building Training Proposal in South Asia. Submit proposal by 31st August 2015



  • Mr. Byjesh Kattarkandi and Ms. Safa Fanaian are at the- ""Sustainable and Resilient Food security Systems for Intensification: Foresight workshop" at Katmandu, 17th March 2017. Organised by IFPRI, Crawford School of Public Policy- Australian National University, and SaciWATERs..

  • First Brahmaputra Knowledge Exchange Programme to be held at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh from 20 - 22 November 2016, under the SaciWATERs' initiative 'Transnational Policy Dialogue for Improved Water Governance of the Brahmaputra River

  • State level meeting on reporting of outcome of Research Project titled:“Awareness generation and epidemiological study of disease Prevalence, in arsenic affected Areas of District Malda, West Bengal”, implemented by DNGM Research Foundation, funded By UNICEF.

  • Improved functioning of Telangana State Institutions to develop climate resilience policies and services - "Round table discussion on the Methodology of Institutional Mapping and Building consensus on the existing Climate Change initiatives" Organized by SaciWATERs and supported by British High Commission on 21st October 2016 at The Park, Hyderabad

  • Health Awareness Camp: Arsenic in Drinking water on 19 and 20 October 2016 at Titabar Civil Hospital,Jorhat, Assam

  • Manish Maskara presented on Development Alternatives: Issues and Challenges faced by community and institutions in accessing Safe Drinking Water in Bihar at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya on 16th March 2017.

  • Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (March 07, 2017): Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network invited by the Central Ground Water Board for a closed consultation with the Ministry of Water Resources on 7th March 2017 for addressing arsenic problem in the Ganga Basin.

  • Sucharita Sen (March 03, 2017): Sucharita Sen was part of a panel discussion on 'Issues Related to Water in the City Region', being organised by the Centre for Regional Studies, University of Hyderabad.

  • Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (March 1-2, 2017): Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network invited to share ongoing efforts in arsenic affected region on health and water quality in a two days partners meeting (1st-2nd March 2017) on Multi-sector integrated programme through women collectives (promoted by Aajeevika-NRLM) to improve nutrition status of girls and women being organised by UNICEF in New Delhi.

  • 29th Nov 2016 - Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited to attend Bhujal Manthan 2016 - a Conclave on Aquifer Mapping and Ground Water Management organised by Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at New Delhi. The proceedings of the conclave includes a working paper on Network approach to the wicked problems of water quality by Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network

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