" Contributing towards a water secure South Asia "

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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  • Inception meeting of 'SAWA Leadership Programme' on 24, 25 and 26 August 2016 at The Grand, New Delhi

  • Consultation workshop on "Enhancing Quality of Transboundary Policy Dialogue for Improved Water Governance of Brahmaputra River", on 22 August, 2016 at The Grand, New Delhi.



  • SaciWATERs is organising a multi-stakeholder dialogue meeting on climate change, resilience, and policy under CoCooN - CCMCC project on 17 August 2016 at The Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad.

  • SaciWATERs, IIT Guwahati and Center for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) is organising a one day "Transnational Policy Dialogue for Improved Water Governance of Brahmaputra River”, on 12th August 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Guwahati.

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  • "Country Level Dialogue Meeting in China: 6th and 7th July 2016"

  • Manoj Jatav and team presenting on 'Dynamics of Livelihood in transitional areas: A case of peri-urban Hyderabad' at the 5th Global ICARUS conference at ISB, Hyderabad on 1 July 2016




  • Dr. Gangadri Gondipalli & Ms. Sahithi Parepally is attending the International Conference Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals from 11-13 January 2016 organized by Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India, Ahmedabad, India. The Int’ Conference aims at bringing together global experience and expertise to highlight and strengthen the role of education in realizing the SDGs.

  • Ms. Safa Fanaian to attend advocacy discussion organized by Arghyam & Swaniti for Members of Parliament on Water Quality issues – 10th December 2015 New Delhi

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