Invitation for Workshop on ‘Water Cooperation for Energy Security’

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Dear Friends,

United Nations has recognized the year 2013 as International Year for Water Cooperation. While water cooperation is especially significant for ensuring water security to billion plus population of South Asia, it is also important to ensure energy security owing to its role in production of electricity as well as mining and refining of energy fuels. Hence, it is important to explore the possibilities of water cooperation at and across different levels viz.,international, interstate and inter-sectoral.

With this perspective, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising a workshop on ‘Water Cooperation for Energy Security' on 21-22 March 2013 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The workshop aims to identify the issues leading to conflict in the region and explore the opportunities for collaboration at different levels.

Invited delegates include decision makers and representatives from academic institutes, multinational organizations, policy makers and think tanks, Non-Governmental Organizations from South Asia. The discussions will aim at identifying sustainable pathways for future cooperation, particularly in terms of understanding and advancing sustainable water governance solutions through shared vision and coordinated efforts.

We cordially invite you to participate in the workshop and share your experiences with us. Your presence and contribution in the workshop will add new perspective and further enhance the intellectual spread and content of the workshop. We look forward to your participation and would appreciate if you could send a line in confirmation to Meera at

Please also find the World Water Day background note has been posted in the documents.

Best regards,

Nathaniel B Dkhar