" Contributing towards a water secure South Asia "

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.


  • "Country Level Dialogue Meeting in China: 6th and 7th July 2016"

  • Manoj Jatav and team presenting on 'Dynamics of Livelihood in transitional areas: A case of peri-urban Hyderabad' at the 5th Global ICARUS conference at ISB, Hyderabad on 1 July 2016

  • CoCooN Internal Workshop on 26 May 2016 at Taj Vivanta, Hyderabad

  • SaciWATERs hosting a workshop on "Periurban Water Conflict: Perspectives & Issues of Water Justice in South Asia" from 24 - 25 May 2016 at Taj Vivanta, Hyderabad

  • SAWAS Review Workshop on 'Water Security' to be held on 23 May 2016 at Taj Vivanta, Hyderabad

    Agenda of the workshop - click here

  • SaciWATERs hosting a Panel on "Water governance in peri-urban South Asia: impact of urbanization and climate change". 12 May 2016, 08.45 – 10.30, Leeuwen Room, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • India Water Forum 2016 co-hosted by TERI and SaciWATERs” being held at IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 20-22 April 2016.

    Agenda to the India Water Forum – click here

    International Cooperation and transboundary perspectives on water – a panel at the India Water Forum hosted by SaciWATERs

    Agenda for the panel – click here

  • Dr. Gangadri Gondipalli & Ms. Sahithi Parepally is attending the International Conference Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals from 11-13 January 2016 organized by Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India, Ahmedabad, India. The Int’ Conference aims at bringing together global experience and expertise to highlight and strengthen the role of education in realizing the SDGs.

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