PR 9.1 Water governance in peri-urban South Asia: impact of urbanization and climate change

Thursday 12 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Leeuwen Room I

Both urbanisation and climate change have exerted pressure on the availability of and access to water. To add to this, the peri-urban areas are often subject to institutional neglect by the state. The objective of the session is to sensitize the participants to the peri-urban dimensions of water governance. Drawing from the case studies from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the session will expose the participants to different theoretical frameworks for studying peri-urban processes and highlight the important of adaptive governance for the effective management of climate change and urbanization in peri-urban spaces to ensure water security.

Organised by Anamika Barua, SaciWATERs, India
Dik Roth, Wageningen UR , the Netherlands
Partners Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal
Chair Dik Roth, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Sumit Vij, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

Water (in)security and emerging conflicts: missing links in water management institutions in Periurban Khulna, Bangladesh

Shah Alam Khan, Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh, University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dhaka, Bangladesh

Emerging patterns of water insecurity due to climate change and urbanization in peri-urban areas of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Otto Hoffmann, MetaMeta, the Netherlands

SaciWATERs, Hyderabad, Water (in) security and institutional conflicts at different levels In peri-urban Hyderabad, India
Anamika Barua , SaciWATERs, Hyderabad, India