The South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, SaciWATERs, is committed to bringing about structural changes in the water resources management paradigm in South Asia.


Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) formerly known as Institute of Flood Control and Drainage Research was established in 1974 under the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).


Nepal Engineering College (NEC), popularly known as nec, was established in 1994 as a nonprofit institution under private sector initiative.

Welcome to Peri-Urban Project

Working primarily on water security issues in Peri-Urban South Asia, across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, the project's main concerns are the rapidly changing peri-urban landscapes due to urbanisation and implications for water security in specific locations in the larger context of climate change. As an action research project, it will serve as a basis for capacity-building at the grass roots level to address concerns of the poor, marginalised and other vulnerable communities to water security and seek to understand the dynamics of adaptation in the specific locations, for action and policy agenda at the regional level.

Disemmination Workshop

Dissemination Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, from June 18-20, 2013, to present the research findings to audience working on peri-urban water issues around the region and other countries.

For more details click here to visit the website.

Workshop Report

Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia: Adapting to climate change and urbanisation, Report on Workshop


Levers of Change in (Peri)Urban Water Management

Dr. Anjal Prakash talks about the Peri-urban project at World Water Week, Stockholm. Click on the link for the interview.

Activists lash out at government for vanishing water bodies in Hyderabad: Press coverage of Dr. Anjal Prakash and Jasveen Jairath's presentation on a case study of How to kill a lake at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Book release of Excreta matters.

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