Enhancing effective governance in Transboundary Water Resources Management and Development

Dates: 4 – 25 May 2018

Number of Fellows: 14

Country(s) of origin: India

The new states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are undergoing a process of institutional separation that is expected to take ten years to complete. It is creating new transboundary water management issues that must be urgently addressed, and with which Australia is uniquely placed to assist.

In India, as in Australia, water management is a State issue. This programme brought together mid-career professionals in leadership positions from across the two states as well as professionals from the capacity building institution, Water and Land Management Training Research Institute (WALAMTARI).

The programme engaged ith the cultural complexities of the governance of water resources in a transboundary context, promoting exchange across boundaries. Participants were provided with specific knowledge and leadership skills required to recognise and respond to these challenges, taking account of current trends and future needs.

The programme also promoted the importance of change management, collaborative effort and dissemination of knowledge and skills on return to their home organisations.