The Water, Climate and Development Programme in South Asia was developed to support countries and regional organisations to integrate water security and climate resilience programming at transboundary, national and local levels through policy dialogues and participatory approaches.
South Asia is endowed with vast water resources, which are essential for basic human needs, agriculture, hydropower, industries and to sustain aquatic environment. The Programme aims to improve the resilience of South Asian countries to withstand the impacts of climate change by, among others, integrating water security and climate resilience in development planning, developing partnerships and capacities to build resilience to climate change through better water management, and developing “no” regret financing and investment strategies for water and climate change adaptation.
This regional programme will be implemented by Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The Programme was launched at India Water Week in April 2013.
For more information on GWP activities in South Asia, please visit the regional website.