Dr. Snehalatha Mekala attended the Sustainable Sanitation Solutions conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference aims to provide a platform to learn about scalable sanitation solutions and best practices from the South Asian
national governments and water and sanitation experts and practices from the region. It is expected that the solutions and best practices shared will contribute to cross-fertilization of ides and strengthen knowledge and practice towards
addressing the current and foreseeable challenges and barriers to achieving sustainable sanction .
1. Theme A: Improving Sector Governance through Policy & Programme Monitoring, Reporting & Accountability.
2. Theme B: Scalable Fecal Sludge and Septage Management Solutions.
3. Environmentally Sustainable and climate Resilient Sanitation Solutions.
4. Theme D: Building Blocks for achieving Inclusive and Equitable Sanitation
Mr. Churamoni Saikia, attended the training workshop on ‘Biosnad Filter Technology’, which was jointly organised by S M Sehgal Foundation and CAWST. The main objective of the workshop was to build capacity of those working or intending to work on providing solutions/ technologies for safe drinking water to communities in need. The participants were trained about how to install, operate, maintain and follow up the bio sand filter..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. A small group of engaged partners with experience in research, modelling and policy formulation and implementation attended the workshop. Presentations, practice exercises, case studies and real-life examples of applying innovative modelling and scenario building tools were used in the workshop for systems thinking in the agriculture and food sectors. Dr Sreenita Mondal presented the findings from the field survey along with Dr Sucharita Sen, JNU on the third day of the workshop. She also participated in various other activities throughout those four days.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..4th To 5th February 2019
Shreya Chakraborty represented SaciWATERs at the Dissemination meeting as a part of the project CLMLM (Climate Literacy and Marine Litter Management) as a civil society stakeholder in issues of environment, natural resource management and water policy as well as a partner for evaluation, monitoring, and providing technical support to the project. She also assisted with moderating and documenting the interactive dialogue session with the community and other stakeholders present at the workshop.22nd December 2018
Shreya Chakraborty represented SaciWATERs at the Dissemination meeting as a part of the project CLMLM (Climate Literacy and Marine Litter Management) as a civil society stakeholder in issues of environment, natural resource management and water policy as well as a partner for evaluation, monitoring, and providing technical support to the project. She also provided support for assisting the moderation and documenting of interactive dialogue session with the community and other stakeholders present at the workshop and also gave an address for summing up and looking at ways forward for the project and the campaign impacts at the community and policy levels..21st December 2018
Dr. Snehalatha Mekala, ED of SaciWATERs along with Dr. Sreenita Mondal (Research Fellow) attended a follow up interactive meeting with the Mission Director of National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and all other empanelled Lead and Field Agencies (NGOs) via Video Conference. The major objective was to discuss on the action plans to be prepared by the lead NGOs with the help of field NGOs as next steps of engagement with National Water Mission. Shri Nitishwar Kumar, Joint Secretary MoWR and Mission Director NWM, the keynote speaker of the meeting also discussed about the vulnerable and over-exploited areas of different zones, for which action plan to be prepared. During the interactive session, all the NGOs were also given the chance to discuss about their insights, expectations and suggestions about the project.11th December 2018
Shreya Chakraborty attended the IWMI-Tata Partners’ Meet and presented a paper on Benefit Sharing in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, from a study completed under the ICIMOD funded project on Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects. She was invited to present the paper under the session on Water Governance in the Himalayas. The session also brought in other studies on Benefit sharing policies in India and studies in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The key note was given by Mr. Himanshu Thakkar from SANDRP. The conference in its entirety brought on a single platform some of the most prominent voices in the water sector in India, ranging in stakeholders from academia, research organisations, government, grassroot level NGOs, and international networks.4th to 6 thDecember 2018
The Belmont Forum–NORFACE Transformations to Sustainability programme: Re-structuring the field of sustainability research for sustainable and secure futures
Shreya Chakraborty attended and presented at the T2S Parallel session at the World Social Science Forum as a part of the project H2O-T2S in Urban Fringe funded under the NORFACE-Belmont Forum funded research programme on Transformations to Sustainability on behalf of Saciwaters and partners at TU Delft, Netherlands and University of Cologne, Germany. She presented the objectives and proposed impact pathways of the project in line with broader tenets of transformation research introduced by Dr. Melissa Leach, IDS Sussex. The session focussed on the directions of transformation research and introduced all the 12 funded projects under the NORFACE-Belmont Forum T2S Programme at the World Social Science Forum for better visibility of the programme and projects. The interactions with the audience brought up interesting issues and challenges of bringing together such a variety of projects and consortiums under a single overarching framework.
Shreya Chakraborty attended the three days kick-off workshop as a part of the project H2O-T2S in Urban Fringe funded under the NORFACE-Belmont Forum funded research programme on Transformations to Sustainability on behalf of Saciwaters and partners at TU Delft, Netherlands and University of Cologne, Germany. The workshop was an initiation workshop for all 12 projects selected for funding under the programme and closing of 3 projects funded under the previous round of the T2S Programme. The workshop incorporated open dialogue and exchange, brainstorming, creative performing arts and poster presentations as ways to discuss ideas and suggestions for all 12 projects. It also brought more visibility for all the projects among the many partner organisations funded under the programme. Shreya Chakraborty presented the project poster. Along with Dr. Leon Hermans, TU Delft, she also participated in the Research Marketplace activities.22nd to 24 th Septmber 2018
Shreya Chakraborty, along with Research Associate Bibeshna Pradhan, attended the workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, as a part of the ICIMOD funded project on Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. The workshop brought together all the studies from the sub projects from Pakistan, Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. The aim was to exchange insights, learnings, and suggestions from each of these sub projects as well as to review the first draft of the project report. The last day of the workshop was the final dissemination workshop for the project sharing the project learnings with various researchers, civil society members, and government officials. Shreya Chakraborty and Bibeshna Pradhan presented the results of the sub project on Benefit Sharing in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh at the writing workshop as well as at the final dissemination workshop.5th to 7 th Septmber 2018
Presentation to be given at the World Water Week, Stockholm- 26th August, on "Effectiveness of dialogue process in transboundary water management: Brahmaputra River Dialogue" by Ms. Safa Fanaian, on behalf of the SaciWATERs BD team. This presentation is within the workshop "Managing Water Resources for Green Growth and Equity". more details...Read more 25th May 2015
Dr. Aditya Bastola will be attending the 15th Biennial Global Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons from 25th May to 29th May 2015.Read more 25th May 2015
Dr. Bastola will present a paper titled, "Mapping Sectoral Impacts of Climate Change in the Terai, Hill and Mountain Commons of Nepal".Read more May 2015
Dr. Anamika Barua will represent SaciWATERs as a panelist in a special session on “Addressing the Major Challenges of Actionable Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Zones in the Middle East and South Asia” at the 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-8 March 2015 organised by IDRC.
Dr. Barua will discuss about the past and current work and lessons learnt of SaciWaters on challenges of adaptation to climate change in urban and peri-urban areas.Read more 6th March 2015
Dr. Anamika Barua, is representing SaciWATERs as one of the panellists in the session on Climate change and disaster management: with special reference to floods and landslides in northeast India, organised by School of Human Ecology (SHE) at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), from 27th Feb - 1st March 2015.Read more 27th February 2015
SaciWATERs at the Assam Water Conference in the Interactive Session -- “Experience sharing in different facets of water resources management”, February 6th and 7th, 2015.Read more 6th February 2015
January 22nd, 2015, New Delhi (India). Country level dialogue at track II diplomacy level with specific focus on integrating regional and national approaches of water governance and management of Brahmaputra BasinRead more 22nd January 2015