Water Security and Disaster Management in Asia

The workshop aims to analyze the threats to water security in the face of worsening hydro-meteorological disasters due to climate change, as well as the methods of integrating disaster management into water governance.


The EastWest Institute, the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS RECAP), the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL), and the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT), will host a high-level dialogue on "Water Security and Disaster Management in Asia" in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 3 and 4, 2020.

This dialogue, the second in a series on burgeoning water challenges across Asia, will be led by diverse stakeholders in the realms of climate, water security, and disaster management policy from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China, as well as the broader international community.

The two-day Chatham House discussion will engage key decision-makers, leading influencers and field experts to jointly uncover issues and the means by which to foster greater cohesion on intra-regional climate, disaster management and water security affairs.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka


Benedict Chang

Benedict Chang

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