Peri-Urban Water Conflicts: Perspectives & Issues of Water Justice in South Asia

SaciWATERs in partnership with SOPPECOM, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, UNDP Cap-Net and SCaN organized the workshop from 23 May to 25 May 2016 in Hyderabad. There were a total of 54 participants. SAWAS 2nd Regional Review Workshop was held on May 23rd with the purpose to provide feedback on the research work done by the students for publication. The feedback and suggestions revolved around the essentiality of having a conceptual apparatus in interdisciplinary research, and ways to link the data collected in the field with social sciences.

This was followed by a workshop on ‘Peri-urban water conflicts: Perspectives and Issue of Water justice in South Asia’ on 24th and 25th May 2016 that conceptualized under the aegis of International Waters Network partnership project. The main objective was to deliberate, discuss, and build capacity around perspectives of water justice in the context of peri-urban South Asia. There were discussions on field experiences and cases that touched upon the concept of gender and the value of taking a gendered lens in analyzing how water inequity lead to injustice in South Asia. The SAWAS students benefited to understand the conceptual understanding on peri-urban water security, water injustice and helped to build their capacity as future water professionals.