The once abundant water resources of South Asia are becoming scarce due to the growing population and drought. As a result, water insecurity is growing in the region. Increasing water scarcity combined with prevalent unsustainable water use behaviour in agricultural practices and numerous transboundary water resources in South Asia has intensified the problem and posed threats to water quality at a regional scale.
Funded by the United States Department of State, Caritas Switzerland has been implementing a South Asia Agricultural and Water Pollution consortium project in collaboration with Arthacharya Foundation − Sri Lanka, Caritas Bangladesh, DHAN Foundation −India, and Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development − Nepal.
The project consortium in collaboration with the United States Department of State will host a regional dialogue on Zoom platform from November 17 − 19, 2020 to convene stakeholders working on Agricultural Water Pollution and Water Management in South Asia, to forge alliances for collective learning and action on agricultural water pollution.