As the world becomes urbanized and climate impact gets worse, water insecurity is looming large around the world.

IFSD’s work on Water and Climate seeks to nurture and promote practices and institutions for enhancing water security in the contexts of population growth, rapid urbanization, climate change, and escalating social inequalities.

Services and activities

  • Strategic assessment of climate change risks to water security in the Asia and the Pacific region
  • Technical assistance to Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) in developing socio-technical solutions to water security in the urbanising areas of South Asia
  • Promotion of evidence-based advocacy for equitable access to water in the cities of South Asia at the time of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Sharing of research findings to the Australian Water Association
  • Launching of Water and Development in South Asia – Policy Perspectives” series in partnership with SIAS and ICCLEI – Local Government for Sustainability

Water and Climate Updates

Pacific Islands States Water Resources Review

“Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink” – is a commonly reported narrative of people living in the Pacific. The approximately 10,000 small Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs)  - i.e. Oceania, exclusive of Australia and the large islands

Research Internship on Urban Water in Asia and the Pacific

An exciting opportunity has arisen for fresh graduates in the disciplines of social sciences, environmental management, engineering, and business to learn about the challenges of urban water governance in the Asia-Pacific region. This will

Australia’s Water Partnership across Asia and the Pacific

IFSD team participated in the Australian Water Partnership (AWO) Workshop between 3-5 February 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The AWP annual workshop was attended by 71 partner organisations from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, the