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VideoAugust 4, 2021

Transboundary Water Management in South Asia

Over 12 years, the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) focused on improving cross-border management of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins -- home to nearly 1 billion people. SAWI also investigated the impact of climate change on the Sunderbans, a fragile wetlands with the world's largest mangrove forest and shared by Bangladesh and India.A trust fund supported by the governments of the UK, Australia, and Norway, SAWI was administered by the World Bank. SAWI produced more than 200 analyses and reports on climate resilience, flooding, crop irrigation, hydroelectric power, and other issues central to the lives of the poor in the region. SAWI also worked behind the scenes with water managers to build cross-border trust and collaboration.