" 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 .


  • On the occasion of 22nd International World Water Day on March 22nd 2015, SaciWATERs is organising a one day event titled “Water in the 21st Century” in collaboration with State Water and Sanitation Mission, Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Government of Telangana. The event is sponsored by WaterAid, India. The event would start at 9:30 AM at Auditorium, Dr. MCR HRD Institute, road no.25, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The aim of this event is to focus on two prime and crucial water management challenges; scarcity and quality.

  • SaciWATERs in collaboration with the Government of Telangana- SWSM and RWS&S departments and with the support of WaterAid organised a one day Training of Trainers programme which was held on the 11th of March at Hotel Vamshee International, Nizamabad. The training programme on Water Quality Monitoring and Sanitation, targeted 40 laboratory and engineering personnel from the district RWS&S department of Nizamabad who play a crucial role in the support and provision of WATSAN services at the Grass roots.


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