The program aims to increase the number of women occupying leadership roles in the water sector and also aims to foster an interdisciplinary approach linking climate change and water insecurity by awarding fellowships to 36 women enrolled in master’s-level Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Anna University

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Nepal Engineering College

University of Peradeniya

Our vision

The project envisions creating a research network across four South Asian countries by supporting research on water and climate change. It focuses on Capacity Building of women scholars who would be potential water leaders in future. The fellowship is awarded to students that come from a technical background and the vision is to train them about societal complexities with specific focus on gender. The long-term vision of the project is to have a common understanding about the way South Asian water challenges can be dealt with while paying adequate attention to the regional nuances.