" 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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