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GWP South Asia

The aim of Global Water Partnership South Asia (GWP SAS) is to support South Asian countries in the sustainable development and management of their water resources and to fully promote and apply an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach at the community, national and regional levels.

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  • Events

    South Asia Regional Workshop on lessons learnt in Strategy Implementation on Climate Change Adaptation in Water Sector

    The South Asia Regional Workshop on lessons learnt in Strategy Implementation on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Water Sector was held on 9 to 10 September 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop was organised by South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) in partnership with GWP SAS, and in technical collaboration with UNDP.

  • Recent Newslines

    Fact Finding Mission-Tharparkar Drought, Pakistan April 2014

    Severe drought has occurred in the Thar Desert of Sindh Arid Zone. Failure of monsoon observed in all the talukas  of district Tharparkar (or Thar) of Sindh reeling in drought during November 2013 to 2014. With the request of Planning Commission of the Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP) led a mission to observe the surroundings and provide recommendations to the Government to conceptualise a response that would address drought from a sustainable development perspective in line with the emerging development strategy and the 5 year planning cycle. The comprehensive mission report on Thar Drought written by Sardar Muhammad Tariq; Executive Director/CEO, PWP was submitted to the Government of Pakistan.

  • Activities

    South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF); Moderate day on drought application at Climate Services User Forum

    Global Water Partnership South Asia (GWP- SAS) attended the 5th South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-5) in Pune, India from 23 to 25 April, which gathered climate experts from the region to pool knowledge for a seasonal forecast. GWP SAS sponsored six participants, representing the user organizations from the region. The Need Assessment Survey report on Development of South Asian Drought Monitoring System (SA DMS) was released by GWP SAS, while the plan to develop SA DMS was presented by IWMI at the forum.  The SA DMS will be developed by IWMI in collaboration with GWP SAS under GWP-WMO Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP).

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