Brahmaputra Focus Area

Improving shared understanding and management of the Brahmaputra River basin as a means to strengthen resilience and support economic growth for the riparian countries
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Brahmaputra

Ganges Focus Area

Improving the shared understanding, management and development of the Ganges River Basin in order to support economic growth for the riparian countries and to support resilience to existing variability and climate change
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Ganges

Indus Focus Area

Strengthening water resources management and coordination among riparian countries to improve water and energy security
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Indus

Regional Cooperation

Building knowledge and capacity across the region in support of transboundary basin-focused dialog and cooperation
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Regional Cooperation

Sundarbans Focus Area

Operationalizing joint management of the Sundarbans for sustainable development and to deliver mutual benefits for the two countries
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Sundarbans

Established in 2009, the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) is a multi-donor partnership between the World Bank and the governments of United Kingdom, Australia and Norway. The overarching objective of SAWI is to: increase regional cooperation in the management of the major Himalayan river systems in South Asia to deliver sustainable, fair and inclusive development and climate resilience. SAWI supports activities related to the management of the Greater Himalayas transboundary water systems in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.