" 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.


  • CoCooN - CCMCC : Project Mid-Term Review Meeting, 18 to 21 January, 2016. Venue: Hotel Marriotte, Hyderabad

  • Capacity Building Training of Village Waterman to assure safe drinking water and sustainability of water resources in Nizamabad district

  • Capacity Building Training on Water rights, equity, and gender issues for working water professionals in South Asia, on 15th-17th December, at Siliguri, India. The Training is supported by UNDP - Cap-Net, SCaN and CGIAR WLE.
    The collaborating institutes for the training program are SaciWATERs IWMI Nepal, Wageningen University, North Bengal University and Bangladesh Agriculture University. Readmore…

  • CoCOON Annual Project Meeting from 7th January- 11th January at The Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India

  • 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.

  • Ms. Safa Fanaian to attend advocacy discussion organized by Arghyam & Swaniti for Members of Parliament on Water Quality issues – 10th December 2015 New Delhi

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