Call for Papers : South Asia Water Competition (SAWAC) 2022

Keeping in view the importance of water governance in South Asia region, Hanns Seidel Foundation is pleased to invite university students and scholars from BangladeshIndiaNepal and Pakistan to write papers on various themes of water governance. This call for papers is for those trailblazing students and young thinkers who can present innovative ideas on water governance in South Asia.

The topics that a candidate or a group of candidates (joint authorship) can write about are the following but not limited to: 

  • National water policies and their implications for South Asia
  • Role of regional cooperation in water governance in South Asia
  • Geopolitics and Water in South Asia
  • Climate Change, water management and future of South Asia
  • Transboundary water cooperation in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Application of physical and social science tools – such as remote sensing, isotope tracing, IWRM, nexus approach – to solving water problems


  • Master’s or PhD students or young scholars from Think Tanks
  • Age up to 35 years
  • Citizen and resident of South Asia

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract: 30 June 2022
  • First draft: 30 August 2022
  • Final draft: 30 October 2022
  • Award Announcement: 15 November 2022

Paper specifics:

Paper submission:

Please submit your abstract and paper to this email: OR to the respective national expert of the Review Committee.

For queries, please contact:

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Dubey


Detail information is available here.