The Water and Climate Resiliency Programme (WACREP) is managed by the GWP South Asia Regional office which is located in Sri Lanka hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and is implemented in six Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) - India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, from 2013 to 2015 (Phase I). GWP South Asia is also exploring the possibility of implementing some activities in Afghanistan and Maldives in the future.
In the Phase I of the programme, there are 8 work packages. Phase I implementation was focued on small areas within basins keeping Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) principles. In the phase I, over 35 activities were being implemented by the CWPs and regional activities being implemented by CWPs and Regional Office. Phase I funded by DFID began in October 2013 and planned to be completed in March 2015.
BWP has been assigned to implement 6 activities in Phase-I which were as follows:
The WACREP Phase II begins in January 2015 and ends in December 2016. The development of Phase II should be inline with GWP Strategy - Towards 2020, under the three strategic goals; a. Goal 1: Catalyse change in policies and practices, b. Goal 2: Generate and communicate knowledge, c. Goal 3: Strengthen partnerships.
These includecross-cutting strategic aims of gender equality and youth engagement. It is suggested that the interventions in Phase II may focus on climate change, urbanization, food production, eco systems, transboundary and energy generation based on the experience and lesson learned.
BWP has been assigned to implement 2 activities in the year 2015 under the Phase II.
1. Workshop on water security and urban water management for sustainable and eco-friendly Cities/Towns with special emphasis on climate change.
2. Workshop on challenges of drinking water security in selected coastal areas with special emphasis on polders and participation of youth & women.
Workshop on "Sharing Lessons and Experiences on Current Water Management Issues, Opportunities and Challenges from Deltaic Regions in South Asia including Impending Climate Change Impacts"