The project envisions creating 36 women water leaders in South Asia to deal with the issues of climate change and water from an interdisciplinary lens, through awarding fellowships to support their research and training. It is envisioned that this needs to be supported by a broader base of trainers and researchers, both men and women, such that the future efforts of the potential women leaders are not only understood and accepted, but can bear fruits in an enabling environment. This will thus have to be supported by capacity building of the coordinators and the faculty at the PIs towards promoting an interdisciplinary approach to water education. In order to promote an environment in which the women leaders will be able to work more effectively, the project envisions training a broader base of male and female water professionals enrolled into the Masters program though not supported directly by the fellowship through common curriculum development and lectures by experts.