" Contributing towards a water secure South Asia "

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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.



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"Annual Report (2014-2015)"


  • SaciWATERs is organising a two day Dissemination cum Knowledge exchange workshop titled Engaging with arsenic contamination in water: The network approach at Hotel Mercure, Hyderabad on 23 - 24 Feb 2018.

  • A closed-door meeting with policy-makers/implementers who are connected to drinking and domestic water supply has been organized at Hotel Mercure, Hyderabad, on the 23rd January 2018.

  • Saciwaters organised a dissemination workshop on the theme Drought Preparedness of Vulnerable sections in Rural Telangana, on the 22nd December 2017.

  • Anshika attending a 'Sensitization Workshop on Arsenic in Drinking Water and it's Manifestations on Health' from 27th-28th November 2017 in Nalbari, Assam

  • Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute and Govt of Assam is organising a two day Orientation cum Training Programme on Safe Water and Health on 11th and 12th October 2017 at Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Majuli, Assam. The Orientation comprising of in-house discussions followed by a field visit aims at equipping the doctors, paramedical staff (ANM's, ASHA workers), PHED officials and Aanganwadi workers in terms of their understanding on the issue of arsenic contamination in water.

  • Prof. Sucharita Sen will be a visiting faculty for GIAN course on Rural Development Challenges in Transforming Global and Regional Economies in Aligarh Muslim University. She will give a series of three lectures on the following topics on 2nd and 3rd February 2018:
    1. Agrarian Distress, Employment trends and Defeminization in Rural India
    2. Access to Natural Resources in context of Rural-Urban Interactions: Learning From Peri-urban Areas of Large Metropolitan Cities in India
    3. Bipolarity of Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in Social Sciences: Merits of a Mixed Method Research Design
    She will also interact with young faculty members and research scholars on their research topics and address the challenges they face in their research.

  • (1st-2nd Feb 2018) - Secretariat, Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited for a two day workshop on "Learnings from Water quality mitigation experiences across India" organised by INREM Foundation at IRMA, Anand. Manish Maskara was one of the panel speakers on Visualising a network, measuring outcomes.

  • (19th January 2018) - Manish Maskara shared the experiences of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network at a Workshop on “Scaling up access to safe drinking water in rural India with incentives” at Columbia Global Centers in Nariman Point, Mumbai.

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