" 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.


  • Chirantana Kar, Research fellow, has been selected for the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), one of the U.S Government's most prestigious professional programs for foreign opinion leaders. She is the only Indian representing this Programme and will be visiting Washington DC in the month of June 2015.
    The Citizen’s First project, funded by Water Aid India, has been awarded with the first prize under the category of Equity & Inclusion for the best case study by the Water Aid, UK .

  • Safa Fanian has been selected to be part of an 8 member team on the Young Scientific Programme Committee. The committee will work together with the Scientific Programme Committee to develop the programme of the workshops that will take place during the World Water Week in Stockholm.
    The Young Scientific Programme Committee is an initiative that provides young people with the opportunity to collaborate with top level scientists and water professionals, to develop the World Water Week Programme . The event is set to take place from August 23-August 28, 2015.


  • Dr. Anamika Barua will represent SaciWATERs as a panelist in a special session on “Addressing the Major Challenges of Actionable Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Zones in the Middle East and South Asia” at the 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-8 March 2015 organised by IDRC.

    Dr. Barua will discuss about the past and current work and lessons learnt of SaciWaters on challenges of adaptation to climate change in urban and peri-urban areas.

  • Dr. Anamika Barua, is representing SaciWATERs as one of the panellists in the session on Climate change and disaster management: with special reference to floods and landslides in northeast India, organised by School of Human Ecology (SHE) at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), from 27th Feb - 1st March 2015.
  • Dr Aditya Bastola, presented a paper on Gender and Climate Policies in Nepal: A case for gender analysis and outcome, in the Second International Conference on Advances in Women’s Studies  held in Colombo, Srilanka, from 25th – 27th Feb 2015...more
  • Peter Mollinga, (Prof. School of Oriental & African Studies) visit to SaciWATERs on February 19, 2015. Honorary founder of SaciWATERs shares his contemporary thought and genesis on SaciWATERs...more
  • SaciWATERs in collaboration with Government of Telangana, State Water and Sanitation Mission and WaterAid is organising a 2 days Training of Trainers (ToT) with Water Quality Testing Lab Officials on 23rd and 24th February 2015. This TOT is to enhance the skills of the Government Lab Officials in effective delivery of water quality services in the State.
    There will be more than 100 Lab Officials participating in this ToT.
  • "SaciWATERs at the Assam Water Conference in the Interactive Session -- “Experience sharing in different facets of water resources management”, February 6 and 7, 2015."
  • January 22nd, 2015, New Delhi (India). Country level dialogue at track II diplomacy level with specific focus on integrating regional and national approaches of water governance and management of Brahmaputra Basin


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