South Asia is the most populous sub-region in the world, providing a home to about 23% of the global population. It is also a region with much diversity with respect to water resources, culture, religion, politics and management styles. Therefore, although the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) had been widely accepted by the beginning of new millennium, a common strategy to implement the principles was difficult to formulate. Furthermore, some of the river basins in the region were so vast that bringing the stakeholders into a common platform was practically difficult. In this background, GWP South Asia pioneered Area Water Partnerships (AWPs) in 2001 as a mechanism to promote dialogue and local action among stakeholders on water resource management issues that affects their lives and livelihoods. In South Asia, AWPs have been formed in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. There are 38 functioning AWPs now, and it is planned to form six more in 2012. AWPs in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka cover an area of approximately 200,000 sq. km The AWPs in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka (excluding India), Serve a population of approximately 65 million.
Bio-Gas Plant Donated by Colonel Sher Agro Seed Corporation to Gomal Damaan Area Water Partnership GDAWP on World Water Day 22 March 2014 Shaawal Model Farm Dera Ismail Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP Pakistan.
Bringing interested citizens and water users together, providing a neutral forum focusing on water related issues and challenges, and becoming a part of the solution for long-term water quality improvement and conservation in a non-regulatory way, in this connection improving water quality and quantity providing for a clean and healthy future for ourselves and future generations.
|1-Ch. Shauket Ali|
Chairperson, Potohar Area Water Partnership
|2-Ms. Hamida Masood Shah
Chairperson ,Nara Canal Area Water Partnership
Chairman, Indus Delta Area Water Partnership
|4-Mr.Shah Jahan Bhatti
Chairperson ,Southern District Area Water Partnership
Chairperson ,Bolan Area Water Partnership
|6-Hakim Prof Abdul Karim
Loralai Area Water Partnership
|7-Mr Ghulam Jan Mangel|
|8-Brig. Muhammad Aslam
Chairperson, Gomal -Damaan Area Water Partnership
|9- Farooq Ahmad Khan|
Chairperson,Bahawalpur Area Water Oartnership
Tharparkar Area Water Partnership