CPR in partnership with The Asia Foundation (TAF) is part of the Australian government initiative - the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The SDIP’s goal is to improve water-energy-food security in South Asia, focusing on the poor and vulnerable groups in the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins. The initiative’s key strategies include engaging with in-country institutional structures and building critical knowledge bases to improve regional cooperation over transboundary rivers in South Asia.
SINets, supported by SDIP, engages with transboundary waters policy and governance issues along three axes of interest: (a) scale – explore scalar dynamics of transboundary governance in Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins; (b) institutions – institutional models for transboundary river cooperation over interstate rivers; (c) networks – engage with state and civic society networks on issues related to transboundary governance challenges.
The first phase of SINets (SINets I) focused on institutional models for interstate river water cooperation drawing on various instances of interstate river water cooperation in India.