News and Activities

Read below for news and activities relating to the GWP SAS region

/ South Asia

Stakeholder workshop for SDG 6.5.1 in Pakistan

The Pakistan country stakeholder workshop for Sustainable Development Goal 6.5.1 will be held on 20 December 2017 organised by Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP) together with the relevant ministries and appointed Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Focal Point with the collaboration of GWP.
/ South Asia

Role of Women and Youth in Water Security and inclusive growth

India Water Partnership (IWP) facilitated a Panel Discussion on ‘Role of Women and Youth in Water Security and inclusive growth’ on 14 October 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan during 5th India Water Week 2017 held New Delhi, India.
/ Central Asia and Caucasus, China, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Development of Pan Asia strategy for Water and Climate Development Programme

Chairs, Regional Coordinators, Programme Managers of Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), Senior Network Officers for Pan Asia met in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 12 and 13 September 2017 to develop the Pan Asia WACDEP Strategy document 2017-2019.
/ South Asia

Safe drinking water for flood-prone districts of Bihar

Arsenic contamination of groundwater that considered endemic to North Eastern part of India, has now moving into Bihar state poisoning populations in 18 out of 38 districts of Bihar. Ineffective water purification and sewage systems as well as periodic monsoons and flooding in the area exacerbated the situation.
/ South Asia, Southeast Asia

Second Consultation Meeting on Learning Deltas Asia Initiative

The second Country Consultation Meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar under Learning Deltas Asia Initiative (LDAI) was held at Irrigation and Water Utilisation Management Department (IWUMD) Conference Hall, Yangon from 1 to 4 June 2017 together with a field visit to Ayeyarwady Delta in Myanmar.
/ South Asia

Mitigate Disaster Risks

'Operationalising SDGs to mitigate future disaster risks' news article was written by Kusum Athukorala, a Senior Advisor and RC member of Sri Lanka Water Partnership to one of Sri Lanka's leading daily newspapers "Daily News" on 2 June 2017.
/ Central Asia and Caucasus, China, South Asia, Southeast Asia

The Regional Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation

A regional workshop on ‘Transboundary Water Cooperation in the context of the SDGs in South Asia and beyond’ was held in Pokhara, Nepal from 23 and 24 May 2017.