About Us

We are a group of South Asians with passion for healthy rivers for nature, people and fresh water beings. We are guided by the principle of indivisibility and integrity of the hydrological cycle as central to the wellbeing of natural ecosystems and people.

We host South Asia Nadi Sambad [South Asia River Dialogue] (SoANaS) an online platform. SoANaS aims to foster greater dialogue and sharing of perspectives among sectors, disciplines, epistemologies, ontologies, geographic regions, and generations. The ideas while helping seek a mosaic of water solutions in the region and broaden the debate on water management.

Bring Systemic Perspectives

Water problems and solutions are imbedded in technological, societal, environmental, economic, and political perspectives. Systemic perspectives can foster crossing boundaries and recognize role of power, politics, social differentials, and the interests of state, market, local community, ecology and culture in water solutions, key for public policymaking.

Promote Creative Engagement

Influencing public policy encompasses four interconnected elements in a continuum—opinion-building, discourse-setting, knowledge-uptake, and policy-change actions. SoANaS aims to work towards shaping opinion and then incrementally towards policy uptake by helping agents engage vertically and horizontally within the socio-political space.

Learn and Share

The learning will be used on the one hand to improve public policy and practices and on the other to upscale them from the local to the national and to the international arena.

Team Members

Ajaya-Dixit

Ajaya Dixit

Mentor
Jasveen Jairath Mentor 2

Jasveen Jairath

Mentor
Bijaya Ram Baidya Mentor 2

Bijaya Ram Baidya

Mentor
Monirul Quader Mirza Mentor 2

Monirul Qader Mirza

Mentor
rashmi-maam

Rashmi Shrestha

Convener
ANURAG-POKHAREL-1

Anurag Pokharel

Coordinator
ANUSTHA-SHRESTHA

Anustha Shrestha

Member
Kopila-Wagle

Kopila Wagle

Member
Dikshya

Dikshya Ghimire

Member
Usha

Usha Acharya

Member