" 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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  • SaciWATERs Organised People Centric District Platform Initiation Meet on 27th December 2018 at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam .

  • SaciWATERs Organised People Centric District Platform Initiation Meet on 24th December 2018 at AMSA House, Nalbari, Assam .

  • SaciWATERs, in partnership with UNICEF, Bihar and State Health Society, Bihar is co-organising State Level Capacity Building Workshop on Detection and management of Arsenicosis on 8th-9th May 2018 at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW), Patna. 38 districts of Patna would be participating in the workshop which is a part of the larger action plan on Arsenicosis in 13 arsenic affected districts of Bihar.

  • Dr. Snehalatha Mekala & Dr. Sreenita Mondal attended the Video conference with Mission Director, National Water Mission, M/o Water Resources, Government of India organised by MoWR on 11th December 2018 at NIC Hyderabad

  • Mr. Churamoni Saikia  attended the CSO meet for the Brahmaputra River Basin organised by IIT- Guwahati, Assam on 26th November 2018 at IIT- Guwahati, Assam and
    Designing a Technology Platform for Water Quality Issues organised by INREM Foundation from 23rd to 24th October 2018 at Gujarat

  • Dr. Sreenita Mondal  attended the Scoping Meeting with Ministry of Water Resources River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (National Water Mission), Government of India organised by MoWR on 20th November 2018 at New Delhi

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