" 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.


  • Dr. Aditya Bastola will be attending the 15th Biennial Global Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons from 25th May to 29th May 2015.

  • Dr. Bastola will present a paper titled, "Mapping Sectoral Impacts of Climate Change in the Terai, Hill and Mountain Commons of Nepal". The details of the conferences can be found here: link

  • A review workshop on ‘Climate Change and Food Security’ is being organised for the first batch (2013-15) of IDRC SAWAS Fellows on May 29, 2015, at Hotel Plaza, Telangana Tourism Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad. The participants will be from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; University of Peradenia, Sri Lanka; Anna University, Chennai and Nepal Engineering College, Kathmandu. The aim of the workshop is to review the research work conducted by the SAWAS Fellows. The event is being sponsored by IDRC.

  • Call for Research Proposal (extended to 31st May 2015)

  • A multistakeholder workshop on Peri urban water security, conflicts and cooperation in India is being organised by SaciWATERs on 15th May 2015 at Hotel Plaza, Telangana Tourism Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Read more...


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