" 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.



"Women in MGNREGS in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh" - Sumit Vij, Manoj Jatav, Anamika Barua, Madhusudhan Bhattarai

"The Cauvery Water Dispute" by S Janakarajan

Sawas Journal special issue"Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2016"

"Annual Report (2014-2015)"


  • Saciwaters organised a dissemination workshop on the theme Drought Preparedness of Vulnerable sections in Rural Telangana, on the 22nd December 2017.

  • Anshika attending a 'Sensitization Workshop on Arsenic in Drinking Water and it's Manifestations on Health' from 27th-28th November 2017 in Nalbari, Assam

  • Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute and Govt of Assam is organising a two day Orientation cum Training Programme on Safe Water and Health on 11th and 12th October 2017 at Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Majuli, Assam. The Orientation comprising of in-house discussions followed by a field visit aims at equipping the doctors, paramedical staff (ANM's, ASHA workers), PHED officials and Aanganwadi workers in terms of their understanding on the issue of arsenic contamination in water.

  • Manish Maskara attending the Consultative Workshop organised by The Researcher 14th Sep 2017 on sharing the findings of water testing (and exploring remedial measures) from Tihuria village, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal at the Diksha Hall inside the premises of Ramkrishna Mission, Narendrapur, Kolkata. Members from the community and the local gram panchayat along with BDO and PHE officials would be participating in the workshop.

  • PERI-URBAN WATER SECURITY: INTERACTION BETWEEN FORMAL AND INFORMAL PLAYERS” was organised by SaciWATERs during 26th-27th July 2017 at Hotel Mercure, Hyderabad.

  • Dr. Sucharita Sen, Monica Priya and Manish Maskara are attending Annual Meeting of the “CCMCC-CoCooN (Climate policy, Conflicts and Cooperation in Peri-Urban South Asia: Towards Resilient and Water Secure Communities)” project is going to be held in Khulna, Bangladesh during 20-22 November 2017.

  • Dr. Janakarajan and Dr. Sucharita Sen attended Third TERI-KAS Resource Dialogue on Water Security in the times of Climate Change- Geopolitical Challenges at Goa organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) from 11-13 April 2017.

  • Manish Maskara presented on Development Alternatives: Issues and Challenges faced by community and institutions in accessing Safe Drinking Water in Bihar at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya on 16th March 2017.

  • Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (March 07, 2017): Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network invited by the Central Ground Water Board for a closed consultation with the Ministry of Water Resources on 7th March 2017 for addressing arsenic problem in the Ganga Basin.

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