" 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.



"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)"


  • INREM foundation in collaboration with SaciWATERs organised a National workshop on "Systematic approach to water quality problems in India" at YMCA, New Delhi between 25-28th February, 2019

  • SaciWATERs Organised Training cum field visit for medical and paramedical staff on ‘Prevention, Detection and Management of Arsenicosis’. on 11th -14th February, 2019 at Nalbari and Jorhat, Assam

  • 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 .

  • Dr. Snehalatha Mekala attended the Sustainable Sanitation Solutions conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 21th to 23nd February 2019.

  • Mr. Churamoni Saikia attended the training workshop on ‘Biosnad Filter Technology’, which was jointly organised by S M Sehgal Foundation and CAWST. from 20th to 22nd February 2019.

  • Dr. Sreenita Mondal attended the four days Participatory Exercise on Foresight for Food Systems in South Asia jointly organised by ACIAR and IFPRI as a part of the project women’s role in agriculture: Macro and Micro connections funded by ACIAR from 11th to 14th February 2019.

  • Shreya Chakraborty attended the conclave as a civil society representative on behalf of SaciWATERs as an organisation working on Climate change and water access issues, which is core to the SDGs. The conclave was organised and funded jointly by the UN, CII, Niti Aayog, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and National Foundation for India from 4th to 5th February 2019.

  • 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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