Research is a central component of SaciWATERs’ mission to bridge the gap between local communities and policy makers, social welfare organizations and research institutions. By reducing the existing knowledge gaps, it aims to develop the capabilities of individuals and institutions in integrated water resources management (IWRM), promote collaborative management of water resources and strengthen knowledge creation.
In this context, SaciWATERs undertakes comparative research and works closely with local partners in different parts of South Asia. It studies water resources management from a multi-pronged conceptual, policy and practical viewpoint, even while closely interacting with societal interest groups to design and realise solutions that are applicable in the real world.
Through its research initiatives, SaciWATERs aims to:
The goal of SaciWATERs’ education-oriented program is two-fold: to expand the discourse on South Asian water resource management beyond the traditional scope and to enable the capacity building of water professionals.
The Consortium redefines traditional approaches to water resource management by analyzing existing challenges through the lens of social and environmental equity. SaciWATERs approaches water issues by consciously integrating considerations of poverty alleviation, socioeconomic equity, social justice, and ecological resilience into its practice.The Consortium believes that through direct capacity building it can influence long-term educational reform within the water resources sector.
Through its educational initiatives, SaciWATERs aims to:
Advocacy is integral to generating change at both grassroots and policy levels. SaciWATERs seeks to leverage its research findings to empower communities so they can more effectively advocate change in water and environmental management. In addition, it endeavours to influence policy makers at international, national, and subnational levels to ensure accurate knowledge and perspectives are taken into account in critical decision-making processes.
SaciWATERs coordinates networking events, workshops and conferences to provide a platform for knowledge creation and exchange amongst concerned groups. It believes that through discussion and collaboration, advocacy can become an effective tool in improving water resource management across South Asia.
Through its advocacy initiatives, SaciWATERs aims to:
After its initial years of focus on research, education, and advocacy, SaciWATERs has transitioned towards to incorporate grassroot implementation as an essential extension of its knowledge mobilisation initiatives. With our research history, capacity, and knowledge base built by the organisation over the past many years, our implementation projects have been designed with a bottom-up rights-based perspective understanding the need for contextual,and integrated resource management.
Through its partnerships and knowledge mobilization initiatives, SaciWATERs aims to:
Through its work SaciWATERs promotes the expansion of an inclusive network of water professionals at the governmental, non-governmental, academic and community levels. These networks enable strengthening of knowledge sharing and mobilization across boundaries and across continents. It also helps generate a critical mass of water professionals that will effectively engage with government and civil society in the entire region. Partnerships are built through membership and coordination of international issue based networks, as well as through systematic partnerships for comparative research and knowledge network based projects. Our networks help build knowledge, catalyse action on the ground, strengthening the integrated approach within water sector, foster advocacy and enable partnerships for convergence by engaging with different actors across research, capacity building, and grassroot implementation. In contrast to individuals and organisations working on an issue, a network contributes to addressing the issue through studying its inter-disciplinary nature, breaking silos, connecting inter-state expertise and leveraging inter-sectoral engagements. .
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